Performing or recording cover versions

TONO/NCB give permission for the public performance and recording of copyright-protected musical works on behalf of their creators. However, please note that the first publication is reserved for the creators themselves, unless otherwise agreed.

No particular permission is needed to perform or release a cover version of another creator’s work, as long as your version is true to the original work. If you have made any changes in the work’s lyrics or music, e.g. translation of the text or a new musical arrangement, you must obtain the prior permission of the original work’s rights holders.

TONO would be happy to help you find out whom you must contact in this respect.