Limelight - Get Mechanical Licenses - Clear Rights to Cover Songs
Limelight, a service of RightsFlow, is a one-stop online tool that allows people to clear the rights to cover songs quickly and easily. Limelight works on behalf of their customers to obtain the proper licenses from the copyright owners and handle all royalty reporting and payment obligations. Through Limelight, solo artists, bands, ensembles, and other groups can get mechanical licenses allowing those groups to manufacture, distribute, and sell recordings of compositions owned or controlled by a third party, generally the music publisher. License types include, for example: physical (CDs), digital download (iTunes, eMusic, etc.), interactive streaming and ringtone sales. Find out more about Limelight at http://www.songclearance.com/affiliate/copyrightclearance
How does CCC work with Limelight?
To assist visitors to www.copyright.com interested in obtaining a license for recording or distributing copies of a cover song, CCC has partnered with the leading music licensing and royalty service provider – RightsFlow Service. Visitors to copyright.com interested in music licensing can click through to Limelight, which is RightsFlow’s online mechanical licensing clearance utility.
Why do I need a mechanical license?
Copyright Law requires artists, recording companies and online music distributors, among others, to obtain a “mechanical license” from the copyright owner before recording or distributing copies of a cover song. See the Limelight FAQ for more info http://www.songclearance.com/page/faq.
How does Limelight pricing work?
Whom do I contact if I have a question about my Limelight order?
You can always check the status of your order by logging into your account on the Limelight website http://www.songclearance.com/affiliate/copyrightclearance and clicking on “My Account” and “My Orders” to view order detail and download licenses.
What if I have additional questions about the Limelight service?
Does Limelight license sheet music?
No, sheet music uses must be licensed directly from the publisher.
Does Limelight handle foreign language covers?
Yes, if you're doing a cover of a foreign language song, you can use Limelight to clear the mechanical rights. If you're doing a translation of a foreign language song, you will need a license direct from the publisher.