A cover song is a remake of an already existing song, most times of a hit song, it can also be called a “cover version”
WHY A COVER SONG IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS AN ARTISTE !!!
(1) you can ride on the popularity of the original version of the song to expose your self as an artiste.
(2) A cover song can turn out to be a hit song when you do a good job on your delivery of your own version.
(3) The music audience will be interested in listening to a different version of a song they already know.
(4) you can tag the artiste, who owns the original version of the song to listen to your version of his or her song, who is most times an established artiste, they might be impressed and contact you.
(5) A cover song will get you more downloads because of the affiliation it has with an already popular song.
So it you are an upcoming artist , you know what to do already.