CCS is a leading authority on church music copyrights, providing simple music licensing solutions and clear educational resources. CCS is the only Christian company to partner with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC (U.S. performance rights organizations) to offer one-stop performance licenses that allow religious organizations to legally play, perform and stream more than 25 million Christian, holiday and secular songs of all genres. CCS also serves as an advocate for copyright owners.
It all started with a call in 2000 from Saddleback Church’s worship pastor, Rick Muchow, who needed help with obtaining song licenses. CCS was launched in 2001 out of a desire to provide online solutions to simplify the copyright clearance process. Since that time we have helped thousands of churches and ministries become copyright compliant, including Saddleback Church, Northpoint Church, Gateway Church, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Church of the Highlands, Bethel Church and Willow Creek Church.
Our Founder and CVO, Susan Fontaine Godwin is an educator and long-time member of the Christian arts community with 30 years of experience in the Christian media industry, church copyright administration and copyright management. She is on Worship Leader Magazine’s editorial board and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile.
3 THINGS WE VALUE
At the heart of our business is the eternal nature of relationships…with our staff members and their families, our customers and the creators of copyrighted works.
The essence of our story is striving to develop solutions that make copyright compliance easier, and honor and support copyright owners in the process.
We are called to be servants and faithful stewards of the many blessings God has given us.
The CCS team brings experience from many fields to satisfy our mission. We have worked for industry veterans including Integrity Media, International Worship Institute, UMG-CMG and Worship Leader Publishing, and churches. We understand the needs of churches, as our staff includes members of church vestries, worship teams and youth leaders. Our team has the heart and expertise to help and serve our customer’s commitment to integrity in honoring copyrights and supporting songwriters.
At CCS, we are convinced that our greatest asset is our team of employees. We’re always looking for new team members with a passion for learning, who are talented, dedicated and service-centered. We value relationships with employees, copyright owners and churches and ministries. At our core, we are fierce in our crusade to honor copyrights by building simple licensing solutions that bless copyright owners and users.