It has been a little while since I posted. I apologise. This is an infographic developed with the purpose of explaining what the deal is with cover songs. Many people are confused, and who can blame them. There are a gazilion music organisations out there so where does one even begin? But for covers, all you need to worry about is SAMRO and CAPASSO.
I must give a big thanks to Warrick Percy who is head of the licensing department at CAPASSO, and a pretty cool guy too. He helped me better explain the last two points which are relevant to CAPASSO.