Hi everyone. I've just finished editing my releases for Xmas this year. I have 2 traditional carols reworked and a xmas song. I expected that I would have to pay a cover fee for my version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas" so I'm not surprised there, however, I've also recorded God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and The First Noel.
I thought that as these were traditional carols from way back that they would be ok to cover but when I put down that it is a cover song on distrokid they want to charge $12 to release them.
Is this correct? Has anyone had any experience with releasing xmas covers at all. I fully get that I would have to pay that for "Have Yourself....." but I wasn't sure on the others. I thought I would check with you guys first.