Compulsory Mechanical License
(Cover Song Licensing for audio only)
FREE Customer Support
ASL representatives are available by e-mail or phone Monday - Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm EST. If you have any questions about your project or whether your song requires a license, feel free to contact our support team and someone will help get you the answers you need.
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- Call us: (323) 776-6475
FREE Song Search
When you send the information about your cover song to Affordable Song Licensing, we search for and find the copyright holder at no additional cost. Once the copyright holder is found, we will send you a confirmation e-mail and process payment.
FREE Licensing Certificate
Once we have sent off the Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License and royalties to the copyright holder(s), we send you a downloadable Licensing Certificate stating that all of the steps required to obtain a compulsory license have been fulfilled. This is what you will keep as a record to show any manufacturers that require proof of licensing.
48 Hour Turnaround Time
One of the ASL representatives will search for your song’s copyright holder(s) and send a confirmation e-mail and request for payment within 2 business days (48 business hours). Most times, confirmation e-mails are sent much sooner.
(Sync Licensing for video on YouTube)
When you send the information about your cover song to Affordable Song Licensing, we search for and find the copyright holder and provide you that information.
Once we receive payment, we call the publisher on your behalf and request permission for you to post the video on YouTube
Negotiation for Sync
If the publisher requires an additional fee for posting the song online, we help negotiate that fee for you. Any fees that the publisher may require are not paid for with your $49 fee you pay to Affordable Song Licensing. Those are additional. We do not charge a percentage of the negotiated licensing fee through any publishers.