Licensing Information for Cover Versions of Songs
Songfile® — The Harry Fox Agency’s (HFA) Songfile is an easy and fast way to obtain the necessary mechanical licenses to make and distribute 2,500 copies or less of their recordings for cover versions of songs. Under U.S. Copyright law, recordings of student performances must be properly licensed.
Executives from the leading music education, mechanical licensing, and serious/educational music publishing organizations, The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the National Association for Music Education, The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the Music Publishers’ Association (MPA) formed an unprecedented collaboration to connect America’s music educators with the music they need to license when they record student performances.
Through Songfile, educators can obtain licenses from HFA’s entire database of over 2.3 million songs recorded in different formats.
- Permanent digital downloads