Short Answer: Yes
We can deliver cover songs and remixes to streaming platforms with a few tweaks. There are 2 types of covers & remixes:
- Those that are distinct enough that a computer algorithm will not mistake it for the original
- Those that are NOT distinct enough for a computer algorithm to not mistake it for the original
The problem is obviously with #2. In such a case, it is a breach of YouTube's policy to distribute to Content ID sound recordings that are NOT distinct references.