Permission to record covers
Has anyone on here released a CD of covers songs? If so, what is the position as regards obtaining a licence to record each song? How do you go about it? I understand that it makes no difference at all whether you are selling the CD or giving it away, you still need licences, and I suppose quite rightly, as you are profiting from someone else's hard work.
There is a lot of stuff on the internet about these 'mechanical licences' and agencies such as Limelight and the Harry Fox Agency, who will attend to matters for you (for fees of course) but most of the information relates to the USA rather than UK.