Music Licensing 

I'm absolutely honored that you would like to incorporate my music in your video, live stream, or other amazing media project you're putting together! I'm sincerely praying that your efforts bless, encourage, and inspire others to draw near to God.

Here is some information on music copyright and how it might impact what you're doing.

There are two copyrights in every recorded song. There is a copyright for the recorded music and a copyright for the song composition. 

That means when I make a recording of a song originally published by Bethel, Hillsong, or any other group, I control the copyright of the recorded music that I have personally created. However, the song composition copyright itself still belongs to the original artist.

In order for a song to be included in any type of broadcast or product, the interested party must receive approval from both copyright holders -- both the recording artist and the songwriter. 

For this reason, I am not able to give permission for you to use any of my recordings of worship covers, unless you have received permission from the songwriters. If you're interested in going though that process, reaching out to Capitol CMG or Essential Music Publishing is most likely the first step, as they are the publishers and representatives of many of the leading Christian songwriters. This sometimes can be a lengthy or confusing process, but the people working at Capitol CMG and Essential Music Publishing are fantastic.

If you're interested in licensing my original music for your project, however, I am happy to make that happen! Since I am the composer and recording artist, I control both the copyright of the recording and the composition. As a result, there are far fewer hoops to jump through.

 

I've included the songs and playlists that are available for you to license directly from me, without requiring any additional permission. I'll be adding to this catalogue regularly. By purchasing this music, I am granting you permission to use my music in your media or broadcast. You shouldn't have any problems with Facebook, YouTube, or any other video streaming platform. If you have questions regarding live streaming cover songs, please visit the CCLI website.

 

I do not require any additional agreement or information at this time. I just ask that you be kind, ethical, prayerful, and loving in the content in which you place my music.

Hopefully this clears up any questions you might have. Please see the recordings available below, and God bless!

 - Dan

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