Welcome on coverinfo.de, the cover-version website!
Here you can find a database about cover versions and musical quotations and much more.
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 SecondHandSongs: A good copy is better than a bad original (2014-01-27)
This is the motto of the cover-version business: in the late 90s many artists thought that "a good copy is better than a bad original". Cover versions in the charts were booming when in 1999 coverinfo.de started with its precursor website cover.here.de. In 2000 already the website used my slogan "Discover the original!". It's coverinfo.de's slogan until today because I like it more than the other slogan I had invented: "The Discovery Channel for fans of music."
Our "rival" website SecondHandSongs which has been founded in 2003 thinks the same way. In April 2013 they were searching for a new slogan and they also liked "Discover the original". They asked us if we would mind if they used our slogan. My answer was that I don't agree because the websites coverinfo.de and SecondHandSongs don't mate, i. e. are independent of each other. Thus, in my opinion, they must have different slogans.
Today there was a relaunch of SecondHandSongs. Their new slogan is "Discover The Original".
Well, that's just how it works in the world of cover versions: a good copy is better than a bad original.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Thomas Wagner
  About this website
You surely know the following situation: You are watching video clips on a music television station or you are listening to the radio and then you hear a song which sounds familiar to you.
Nowadays many artists earn their money with cover versions [or cover songs]. They take an old song which has had success and they rerecord it – hoping that the cover version [or cover song] will also have success. Often this works: The ones buy it because it reminds them the original version which they already liked then. The others, often young people, did not know the original version and believe that they bought a new song.
On coverinfo.de you can find the originals of many thousand covers and also the sources of many songs which sample or quote other songs (samples respectively musical quotations, music quotations, music quotes or musical quotes).
The main focus of the coverinfo.de database is the music market of Germany.
coverinfo.de is a German web site. Unfortunately we cannot translate the whole site including the database for you. But to help you, you find a "dictionary" in the database area which contains translations of phrases frequently used in the database.
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