How to Register a “BluesABilly” Genre recording

To register your recorded song as "BluesABilly" you must first put your recording on a website. YouTube is the site you should use for covers. See the Info below on posting covers on YouTube

Send the link to your internet posted song to In your email also send the following information:

1. Is this a cover or original?
2. Original Author Name.
3. Publisher. (probably you)
4. Statement that you would like a link to your "BluesABilly" song posted on the BluesABilly Website.
5. Date of this request.
6. Digital Signature. (e.g. "Digitally Signed: your name")
7. Home City, State.
8. Territory in which you perform.

Your recording will be evaluated and either accepted or rejected for inclusion into the BluesABilly Library.

Please send follow up inquiries to

Please allow 1 week for a return notice of acceptance or denial.

We try very hard to keep up with all of the requests ASAP.

YouTube Cover Posting Info.

YouTube has developed a monetization system to allow rights holders and content creators to bypass the usual licensing process for cover song videos.

YouTube’s impressive Content ID system analyzes elements of every single video uploaded to the platform to determine if a video contains any copyrighted material (sound recordings, composition, video, etc.). If so, YouTube’s Content ID system automatically places a claim on that video on behalf of the rights holder.

In other words, if you upload a cover song video, YouTube should be able to tell that you do NOT own the rights to the song; you will see a claim placed on the video by the publisher, and any ad revenue generated by your video will be paid to that rights holder.

This is the same technology that allows CD Baby to monetize the usage of sound recordings across all of YouTube on behalf of artists.

In most cases, getting a Content ID claim isn’t a bad thing for your YouTube channel. It just means, “Hey, we found some material in your video that’s owned by someone else.”

It’s up to copyright owners to decide whether or not others can reuse their original material. In many cases, copyright owners allow the use of their content in YouTube videos in exchange for putting ads on those videos.

YouTube’s Content ID isn’t a perfect solution.

It’s true, you COULD STILL get slapped down or sued by the publisher. But that is very rare these days. Most publishers understand that monetizing cover song videos through YouTube ads can add up to real revenue. Better to be making some money (with little to no effort of their own) from artists who are excited about sharing their songs than having to spend time and cash combating cover song videos that weren’t licensed through the official sync channels.