My album contains cover songs. How long will it take for everything to be licensed?

This is the most-asked question here at Loudr! Just how long does licensing your cover songs take?

It may take up to 14 business days to clear and distribute cover songs, as licensing times may be affected by any number of third-party music publishers. Some publishers are very fast to grant licenses, while others may take quite a bit of time. The sooner you can get us your finalized album, the sooner we can get to work!

To ensure that we can match your supplied composition information as quickly as possible, make sure it follows the formatting laid out in the Loudr Style Guide.

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Loudr Distribution (Distribution + Licensing)

  1. Why am I required to provide tax information before submitting a release or withdrawing funds?
  2. When will my album go live on stores?
  3. My album contains cover songs. How long will it take for everything to be licensed?
  4. I submitted my album and now I can't edit it anymore. How do I unlock it?
  5. Cancellation
  6. When will I get paid for my sales from Loudr?
  7. What's the difference between a Single, an EP, and an Album?
  8. What is a cover song, and why should I license my cover songs?
  9. What is a music publisher?
  10. How do I bundle multiple albums together on Loudr?
  11. I'm running a label. How do I add more artists to my existing Loudr account?
  12. How is Loudr different from Bandcamp?
  13. What are the requirements for album art?
  14. I'm an artist with original music. Do I have to allow full streaming of my tracks?
  15. What is "abnormal streaming activity"?
  16. Can I put a Loudr Logo on my website?
  17. I'm a Fullscreen artist. How do I connect my existing Loudr account to Fullscreen?
  18. Can Loudr license audio samples? What about my remix of another artist's recording?
  19. How do I set up YouTube annotations?
  20. Why does Loudr need my tax form? Do I need to include my Social Security Number (SSN)?
  21. How should I format my album information?
  22. How does Loudr pay artists?
  23. What is Nielsen Soundscan, and does Loudr report my sales to Soundscan?
  24. What are UPC and ISRC codes, and where can I get them for my release?
  25. How does Loudr handle value-added taxes (VAT) for international artists?
  26. Am I subject to backup withholding?
  27. Am I an exempt payee? Am I exempt from FATCA reporting?
  28. I've heard that iTunes is blocking certain kinds of covers. How will this affect my music?
  29. Is there a limit to how much content I can submit to Loudr?
  30. Why was I paid less than expected?
  31. How do I add my music to Apple Music?
  32. How do I set up revenue splits for my album?
  33. How do I delete an album from Loudr?

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