Announcing WORSHIPcast 2.0! Costs Are DOWN, Value UP & Reporting Easier for streaming 20 million Christian & secular songs Don’t let your set list be limited by your streaming license song catalog.
WORSHIPcast is the only church streaming license that covers internet performance rights for 20 million Christian and secular songs from the catalogs of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Annual fees start at only $225.
Why a church streaming license?
There is a religious service exemption in U.S. copyright law that allows churches to perform copyrighted music during religious services. The exemption does NOT cover the re-transmission of those services over the internet. If your church’s services include copyrighted music, a church streaming license is REQUIRED to webcast or stream those services.
What songs are covered?
The WORSHIPcast church streaming license allows you to stream your performances of over 20 million Christian and secular songs from the combined catalogs of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. All genres are covered, from Contemporary Christian and Gospel to Rock, Country, Holiday, Patriotic, Pop, Children’s music and much more. To view the songs covered, simply visit each Performance Rights Organization’s Repertory page (links above) and search their catalogs.
Why does the catalog size matter?
If a song is not covered by your church streaming license, you have three options. You could not use the song in your set list. You could edit performances of the song out of your video. You could also purchase additional licensing for the song. Choosing a church streaming license with a broad catalog maximizes your creative options, while also saving time and money.
How much does WORSHIPcast cost?
The WORSHIPcast church streaming license is priced by your church’s total weekly attendance across all of your services.
What can I do with WORSHIPcast?
The WORSHIPcast License allows you to webcast your performances of copyrighted music of 20 million songs. These webcasts can be live or on-demand. Webcasting is not limited to worship services and also covers concerts and studio recordings of your worship team. The WORSHIPcast License does not cover downloading of music or any music posted to any third party website. Webcasting of master recordings or accompaniment tracks requires additional licensing. This license is for performances only, and does not cover duplication of copyrighted materials. Additional licenses may be required in accordance with applicable law.
Do I have to report?
All license holders are required to report, but our simple and easy online report ensures that songwriters are properly compensated for use of their songs.
Lifeway Worship Track License
Now it’s easy to legally webcast sound recordings with the LifeWay Worship Track streaming license as an add-on to the WORSHIPcast license. The new blanket license allows churches and ministries to stream an extensive list of 1,200 sound recording tracks from LifeWay Worship for one low annual fee based on church size.
WORSHIPcast allows you to stream 20 million Christian and secular songs, and the LifeWayWorship.com license features a wide selection of today’s most popular worship song tracks, as well as hymns and special holiday recordings.
Many churches want to stream their services or special programs, like Christmas and Easter, that may include the use of accompaniment tracks or sound recordings. Now churches and ministries can obtain immediate coverage for unlimited streaming of LifeWay Worship tracks during the annual term of the license. No additional reporting is required.