(A) You only need permission for songs played on the radio.
(B) You don’t need permission if you perform an a cappella version.
(C) You don’t need permission if the artist has passed away.
(D) You need permission from the songwriter or music publisher.
If an artist you represent performs a cover song, make sure you have permission from the copyright owners (i.e., songwriter or music publisher). You may need additional licenses to reproduce the original sound recording, including the song in a video, or displaying the lyrics.
This question is a part of the Understanding content ownership lesson from the Digital Music rights on YouTube unit. You can get answers to all the questions asked in this unit on our Digital Music rights on YouTube Answers page.