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The short answer? No. The long answer: No, copyright law requires you to have an appropriate licence from the copyright holders (usually the record label - not the artist - if they're in a record deal!) There are three distinct rights for every piece of music: Phonogram copyright (the sound recording) (symbol: ℗, "P" in a circle) Composition, score, ...
You'd be best off doing a search for CC-licensed music first. You may find something that works for you that already allows commercial use; even if you find a particular track that's "no commercial use" that would work, you can always write and ask permission - which you're much more likely to get directly from the artist.
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