A medley is a series of songs of songs recorded in sequence into a single track. We can license medleys, provided that they are submitted correctly.
Here's how to correctly submit a medley:
1.) Track titles require specific formatting. Here are the formatting options for medleys
- Song 1 / Song 2 / Song 3 / Song 4
- Medley Title: Song 1 / Song 2 / Song 3 / Song 4
- Song 1 / Song 2 / Song 3 / Song 4 with Medley entered in the Title Version section
2.) You'll want to make sure to list each composition separately in the publishing section. Each license must be completed and paid for individually.
That's it for most medleys! There are some more things to keep in mind for specific circumstances:
Really Really Long Medleys:
We don't suggest submitting medleys over 4 or 5 tracks. Not only will the title be really really long and hard to read, but you may lose some money on your downloads. You must pay 9.1 cents per download per songs in your medley. If you have too many songs in a single track, your take home pay may be less than your share of your profits, meaning you'd have a negative balance for each download. That would be a huge bummer for all of us.
Medleys of Specific Artist's Songs:
You can TOTALLY submit all your rad covers of N'Sync as a medley. However, you won't want to use the original artist name in your medley title. Instead of using N'Sync Medley: Bye Bye Bye / Girlfriend / I Want You Back as your medley title, get creative with it. Something like "Bye, Girl, Back Medley: Bye Bye Bye / Girlfriend / I Want You Back" would work just fine.
Medleys of Soundtracks:
Medleys of songs from specific soundtracks can be formatted the same way as steps 1 and 2 above. However, if you want to include the name of the soundtrack you can. Here's how:
If all the songs are from 1 soundtrack:
Song 1 / Song 2 / Song 3 / Song 4 (From "Title")
If all the songs are from different soundtracks:
Song 1 (From "Title 1") / Song 2 (From "Title 2") / Song 3 (From "Title 3") / Song 4 (From "Title 4")
For more info on how we license cover songs in a medley, check out this help center article: Licensing: What Do We Cover?