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Loudr partners with CD Baby to offer mechanical licensing on cover songs

By | Published on Wednesday 22 April 2015


Music rights company Loudr has announced a partnership with CD Baby, which will see the former handle mechanical licensing Stateside on any covers distributed by the latter’s users.

Through its recently launched Loudr Licensing platform, the company aims to provide a simpler way to deal with the so called mechanical licenses that need to be secured from the music publishers (or usually their mechanical rights societies or reps) when you release recordings of other people’s songs. Mechanical licenses and royalties are often handled differently in the US than in Europe. The new service will cost CD Baby users a flat fee of $15 plus any royalties required to be paid.

“We’re thrilled to offer Loudr’s growing rights service and love their approach to streamlining licensing for our members. They’ve taken on a challenging part of the music rights process and made it exceedingly simple”, says CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing Rob Filomena.

With this press release’s “thrilled” quote already used up, Loudr CEO Chris Crawford chose to be excited instead. “We’re excited to partner with CD Baby”, he said. “A digital music distribution pioneer that shares our vision to empower the artist community, as well as promote practices that ensure songwriters and publishers are compensated for music use”.