Cover songs on YouTube. Do you need a sync license or not?
I had a discussion not so long ago with someone who was convinced that a sync license was an absolute necessity for posting cover songs on YouTube. Though not mistaken, there is a legitimate workaround that offers a practical solution to the thousands of artists making cover videos. A Google search on the topic offers conflicting answers, so a bit of clarity on this subject can’t do any harm. Firstly, let’s start with the strictly speaking, by-the-book angle: yes, a synchroni