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If you mean recreating it like for like, you are not breaching the recording copyright, but you are still breaching the song copyright in some countries and you should pay a license to the copyright owner. You would also be infringing on the arrangement and could still be taken to court for that.


Exceptions would be if the song is "pre-cleared". YouTube has a list of many but it only covers posting it on YouTube. The fact that you are earning on Spotify, means you would be more likely to be sued.


Basically if it is not completely yours, unless you have something in writing that specifically gives you permission to use a recording or arrangement, you can be sued. It doesn't even need to be the whole thing. In some countries (USA) you might automatically have permission to release a cover of an already released song, but only if you pay the license fee/royalty to the songwriter/publisher.



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