Let’s settle it for all time. When considering whether you should record a cover of another artist’s song for your new single or album, there is a list of principles to follow.
The criteria for when to cover a song:
- Your version is going to be nearly as good, if not as good or better than, the original.
- Your version will differ significantly enough to be a cover and not a discount replica.
- Your version is one the original artist would be proud to have heard.