Hmmm, I gotta question about putting covers on CD's that you'd sell at concerts. Assume a band does a killer cover that becomes a signature song. They put that song on a homemade CD that they sell at club gigs. - Do they need permission to sell the cover song? - Do they only pay the mechanical royalties on the publishing copyright? No other costs? So if the band gets caught but kept track of the royalties, all they need to do is cut a cheque for $X and everyone is happy, yes? I remember reading that Coca Cola could have used Van Halen's "Right Now" without the bands consent but hammered out a deal with them anyways, to be on the safe side. This is based on books I read a couple years ago such as Geoffrey Hull's "The Recording Industry" and Donald Passman's "Everything you need to know...".