Many churches are discovering the value of streaming or webcasting their services online. But do churches really need to be limited to their pastor’s sermon, or can they share their worship music too?
Seems like a great idea…but what about COPYRIGHT ISSUES? Live streaming (as well archived/on demand) of music online is considered a broadcast or internet performance right. Streaming copyrighted songs from your service or any programs or event without permission is considered copyright infringement.
Since 2006, CCS’s WORSHIPcast License has been allowing churches and ministries to legally stream more than 19 million songs from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, the U.S. authorized performance rights organizations (PROs) for songwriters and publishers. WORSHIPcast allows your worship to reach beyond your church walls to the world, and still HONOR and SUPPORT songwriters and publishers. And annual fees are lower than ever,starting at just $225, so it’s affordable for smaller churches.
Plus, coverage is comprehensive, so you don’t have to worry about your song set list. WORSHIPcast’s 19 million songs are Christian and secular, and include the 300,000 songs in the CCLI catalog. And with church Christmas programs right around the corner, it’s especially important to make sure all your holiday songs are covered by your blanket license. Getting permission or individual song licenses can take weeks and cost additional money, often $50-100 per song. WORSHIPcast saves you time, money and gives you PEACE of mind knowing you’re covered.
The great news is that you can get Easy, Immediate and AFFORDABLE coverage when you sign up TODAY by calling 855-SOLVER (576-5837) or going online at https://christiancopyrightsolutions.com/services/worshipcast/ And you get 10% OFF your first year’s license when you use promo code GETWCTODAY (expires Dec. 15th).
About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.” CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.