Originally Posted by AustinChurch
Not sure if I missed anything. But I would love to know more about the copyright thing with our DVDís, CDís and live stream. Is that another fourm?
Let me see if I can provide some basic info:
DVDs - If you are making DVDs of your song performances, you need a Synchronization License for each song on the DVD. You need to contact the songs' owners to get these licenses or you can use one of two services from Christian Copyright Solutions. The VIDEOready service has several hundred songs available for on-demand licensing for video synchronization. If you need songs that are not in the VIDEOready service catalog, you can use the PERMISSIONSplus service to get those licenses cleared.
CDs - If you are making a CD of your song performances, you need a Mechanical License for each song on the CD. You need to contact the songs' owners to get these licenses or you can use the PERMISSIONSplus service from Christian Copyright Solutions. There is a "CDready" plan that allows you to outsource the license clearance process to professionals.
Web streaming - If you are going to stream your song performances on the web, you need an Internet Performance License. Christian Copyright Solutions offers the only Internet Performance License for churches and it is called WORSHIPcast.
Hope that helps. Check out the web sites in my signature below for more info.