The Internet provides a dynamic platform for churches to engage their members AND reach out to their surrounding community. Churches are finding creative and innovative ways to reach beyond their church walls into their community, the world, and spread the gospel by harnessing the power of their own websites.
Is your church considering streaming your services, retreats, conferences or other special events that reflect the life of your fellowship community? Download this FREE Fact Sheet on Video Embedding for simple details on how to get started and feature your music.
Now that nearly everyone is browsing through a broadband connection, it’s easier than ever to share your entire service and other events both live and on-demand through your website. This generates great benefits for your site, as more traffic and interest is funneled to your music and message without ads or other unrelated material.
If you’re just beginning the journey of streaming programs online, or you’ve been traveling on the streaming road, there are some important areas you need to know about regarding copyright compliance. CCS’s WORSHIPcast License agreements with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC allow churches and ministries to use third party streaming services, also called Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)—like Ustream, Livestream and YouTube—so long as you feature your audio or audiovisual on your website. WORSHIPcast allows you to legally stream your performances of more than 19 million Christian and secular songs.
If you have any questions about music streaming licenses, call 855-576-5837 and talk to a LIVE CCS Rep.
About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and 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, and Facebook. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.