Recording Songs in the Worship Service

Recording Songs in the Worship Service

February 1, 2018

Hey Fletch … Someone suggested that we record some songs during our worship service and create a CD from them. Any thoughts on this?

DRF—Off the top of my head, I can think of three issues. First, you will have to pay royalties if you perform a published song (see a lawyer). If the song was created in-house, you will want to have an IP agreement in place, if you want the composer to be paid. Second, there are plenty of technical challenges. These can be contained in a studio, but your worship space may have mixing and recording issues. Have you thought about noise from the crowd? Third, to sell a CD requires a market that wants to buy it. What will be your unique edge that will encourage someone to pay $9.99 or $14.99 for your music?

2018-07-13T14:20:31+00:00By |Fletch Finance, Hey Fletch|

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For over 35 years, David has served churches from 1,000 to 8,000 members. As well as being a pastor, David is a spiritual entrepreneur. He founded XPastor as a global ministry tool for leaders of churches of all sizes. XPastor provides a website, an XP-Newsletter, the annual XP-Seminar, workshops, and online courses.