1 Deke Martin 2 months ago I'm a covers guy, always have been, and I make no bones about it. In the 35 years or so I've been playing live I've probably written maybe half a dozen songs worth a bean, and most of those I can't remember.But I enjoy covering other people's stuff, whether it's trying a new take on something old or trying to recreate exactly the tones of the original, I get a kick out of it.I thought that, after posting a few songs here, it might be nice to open a Soundcloud account. I was reading through their T&Cs and they state that they do not stake a claim to whatever you publish and it still belongs to you. That's good.I get that I own my actual recording, but where do I stand on covering someone else's song and publishing it, either here or on Soundcloud? Does that put me in breach of copyright or are songs that already exist fair game for anyone to record?I remember I recorded a CD with an old band many years ago and we had to pay a fee to MCPS based on how many tracks, how many copies printed, etc, but we were selling those so the rules may differ.