If I wanted to use cover a song such as "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele and Fraser Smith(first one that popped in my head). And upload the video to youtube,but I wont make a profit from it. How much would a license actually cost? I've spent countless hours trying to figure out the cost of a license for covering a song and uploading it to youtube,yet can't find any estimates of it. I'm having the hardest time believing that if I covered set Fire to the Rain by Adele and Fraser Smith, I will spend 5 years in prison.