FAQ / Do I need to own the rights to distribute music through you?
Yes and no. First, yes, you must either own the “sound recording” (master) rights or be properly authorized to sell the sound recordings on behalf of the copyright holder. There is no way around this! Second, no, if you did not write the song (e.g. you are not the composer of the “musical work”), that’s perfectly OK. Recording other people’s songs is a good thing (and highly recommended!). Sugo Music Group is one of the only full service distributors that will manage these types of licenses for you, whereas all the publishers and composers associated with each respective third party song will be entered into our database and paid separately! You do not need to worry about a thing! For additional information regarding copyrights, licenses, cover songs and more, please check the FAQ for “Types of Digital Distribution” and “Copyrights and Cover Songs”.
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