I'm considering starting a company that would create and sell pre-made lesson plans for language teachers based on copyrighted popular songs.
I am not a lawyer or legally inclined, but I imagine this type of thing would have a lot of legal red tape all around it. I don't know where to start. Since the songs are potentially produced in any country around the world, there might also be international law implications, or at least different local limitations depending on a per-song basis.
So that the product is reliable, I would prefer to have the songs stored on my app server, instead of asking teachers to "find" their own copy. This is especially true since the exercises would involve playing short sections of the songs so that students can answer questions about them.
So my first questions are very general: Is it even possible to pay some sort of fee for the use of the audio and lyrics in this type of context? Would the copyright payments on this type of business model be prohibitively high (assuming that the cost to teachers is low enough that educational establishments of varying sorts could afford them)?
What can anyone here offer me in terms of what they know about how this would work? And where can I go to learn more about the legal implications of this idea?
Thanks in advance,