|use Limelight when covering a song|
How do I register a cover song with BMI? You can cross that off your to-do list because you can't register a cover song with BMI or ASCAP. These performing rights organizations are for songwriters who are registering original songs. (They collect money when the song is played publicly). If you are covering someone else's song you would need a license from the owner of the song. Limelight is an organization that facilitates (for a fee) those types of mechanical licenses.