Often, it's not practical or possible to obtain a license for the original master recording (an original Michael Jackson recording, for example), since the owner can set any price or reject the license altogether. For this reason, many licensees prefer to use "sound-alikes" - new recordings made to sound like the original recording. Several companies have perfected the art of creating sound-alikes, enlisting Grammy-awarded talent and the same musicians that tour with very popular acts for a top-shelf sound. Although this might not be an option for every licensee, sound-alike backing tracks provide a creative alternative when the original master recording is not an option. To obtain sound-alike backing tracks for any use, check out our Backing Tracks service or contact us.