Cover songs on myspace?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Am I able to upload my band's cover songs onto myspace?

    I've seen other bands do it and I want to as well.

    I'm starting a 50s rock covers band and want to utilize the power of myspace.

    However, after a search I didnt see cover bands' songs on myspace.

  2. Phantopeth


    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't know about the legal issues, but if the band itself is a cover band, then you should at least try to use MySpace as the marketting tool that it is. As long as you place credit where credit is due, I think you'll be all right.

    If there is a legal issue, I doubt anyone will notice to begin with, and when they do, it'll be because your group is gaining attention, at which point, your name will get you the gigs, and you won't need the demos on MySpace :D
  3. nsmar4211


    Nov 11, 2007
    Myspace says on the sign up page that you have to own the copyright on any songs you upload........

    Nothing stopping you from putting them in a flash player though :) Just becomes a problem if you want to sell them...... and here comes the royalty police :)
  4. David1234


    Jun 1, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: SWR Amplifiers
    I play in a covers band and had the same dilemma. We wound up making a long demo that is a string of a few seconds of each tune, so there's hopefully not enough of each tune to infringe copyright.

    What became difficult was when, a nearly a year later, we decided to try and put some footage together to match the demo. Pretty hard miming to a random medley!
  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I'm going to try the flashplayer thing. Any hints how to do this?