Hi All, Ugh. So, I had (what i thought was) a good idea a few weeks ago. There are a TON of awesome bands and musicians in my local area. With the holidays coming up, i thought, "It'd be cool if we all recorded a holiday song, put it all up on soundcloud/bandcamp/facebook, and have people donate money to the local foodbank." Everyone was stoked. I have about 30 bands and singer/songwriters ready to record and contribute a song. 3 local recording studios are giving GIANT discounts to bands wanting to record a single song (we're talking, like $10 an hour!!). But alas... a cloud as descended. One band is saying that EVERYONE needs to get copyright permission from the original artist/copyright holder to record a cover song. The doom and gloom has set in, and now people are saying they don't want to go through the hassle or risk "bein' sued" for something that was suppose to be for charity. I know nothing when it comes to stuff like this. I've recorded coversongs with friends. I've covered songs with bands at shows. I've put up youtube bass covers... none of this has ever come up. But, this band seems to know their stuff... are they right? Help!