Brother Charles, I appreciate your great comments and questions for this forum. I hope our topic… will capture the interest of the thriving Christian artists who need to know their business behind the scenes of operating their artist based ministry, as creators of inspired works derived from their skills, imagination, and talents they have a vested interest in the fair ownership benefits of their works. Publishing Companies and Recording Labels earn royalties on these works by several forms of licensing rights for producers of CD and video products; there are royalties to be paid to authors and composers of songs, for music compositions and to publishing companies who represent works for commercial use.
Thanks for your post and interest in songwriters. I have several songs published through SESAC. 2 years ago I became affiliated with CCLI and am pleased so for with the service they offer to songwriters who write worship songs. Any incites and tips on CCLI would be appreciated.