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A cover is an original performance of someone else’s song. Since you can only assert rights that you own or control exclusively, checking the “cover” box will prevent you from being able to assert composition rights for works that you did not have a part in composing. Please note that as the recording copyright owner, it is your responsibility to get clearance from the original composition’s rights holder(s).

When Vydia asks you for supporting documentation, please provide any and all agreements that prove your ownership or control of the content in question. These types of agreements should typically include the names of the contracting parties, the effective date, the specific content subject to the agreement, the term of the agreement, the rights that are being granted (including whether those rights are on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis) and should be signed by all parties. Unfortunately, a copyright or P.R.O. (Performing Rights Organization) registration does not qualify as sufficient supporting documentation. Our legal and rights management teams will review your documentation on a case-by-case basis.