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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a contemporary or previously recorded, commercially released song or popular song, usually by someone other than the original artist. It can sometimes have a pejorative connotation, implying the original recording should be regarded as the definitive or “authentic” version, and all others merely lesser competitors, alternatives, or tributes (no matter how popular).

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MATTIAS HJELMSTEDT

MATTIAS HJELMSTEDT

CEO and co-founder of Utopia Music, a cutting-edge music tracking and attribution platform.

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