Yes, you may release cover or tribute versions of songs. However it is your responsibility to clear any existing third party rights on the music you submit to stores through Level. To distribute in the U.S., you can obtain a cover license from one of the recommended partners below. To distribute outside the U.S., you should obtain a license by contacting a performance rights society in your respective country.
Please note that when you submit a cover or tribute recording, you must not mention the original recording artist anywhere in your release; if you do, it will not be published by any music service. For more clarity on releasing cover versions via Level, please visit our Distribution Terms (Article 6, Section a).
For Soundalike Covers:
iTunes, Amazon Music, and Napster do not accept soundalike cover songs (more and more stores are starting to take this stance as well). A soundalike cover is a song that sounds extremely similar to the original. Stores consider this content misleading and will hide these releases so customers will not purchase them by mistake.