Worship of Heaven: In Summary
WorshipOfHeaven.com (i.e. "Worship of Heaven") is dedicated to extending the worship music of heaven to earth and distributing it throughout the earth.
It attempts to do this by offering a collection of original Christian Praise and Worship songs,
and a Legal Framework which governs and guides the use of those songs.
The World's Music Industry vs. Worship of Heaven
It's no secret that the Music Industry has harnessed the art form of "music" into a high-dollar cash cow where companies threaten law suits at the drop of a hat to
anyone who uses their music without paying for it. This is business-as-usual for the "world's system". However, once genuine
Praise and Worship music gets injected into the world's Music Industry, a serious problem develops: the God for whom Praise and Worship music is written
does not operate in accordance with the worldly standards of the music business. To make things worse, there is a huge temptation for
any Christian who's involved in the music industry
to adopt similar worldly ways, due to the lure of money.
Worship of Heaven's services, however, are 100% free of charge: no sign-up fees, no subscription fees, no per-use fees,
no royalty fees, no "mechanical" fees, "synchronization" fees nor any other fees.
There are no licensing requirements
or restrictions on recording the songs or playing them live, whether for free or for fee.
Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework allows almost unlimited use of the songs, but it
does have some other restrictions. Those restrictions are geared towards ensuring that the songs are used
for their intended purpose: to extend the kingdom of God on earth. This is explained in greater detail throughout this
web site, in its videos, and in the Legal Framework itself.
Worship of Heaven is 100% in compliance with US Federal Laws, adhering in its entirety to the US Copyright Law.
The difference between what Worship of Heaven offers and that which most song-related services
offer is that Worship of Heaven's motivation is not that of bringing profit to any human being or earthly entity
(although that is altogether acceptable), but
to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, in spite of any personal, human sacrifices required to do so.
Part of the vision behind the formation of Worship of Heaven is that in heaven there are probably an uncountable
number of fabulous worship songs being employed. (A few are written down in the book of Revelation.)
Due to the fact that there is one family in heaven and earth
(Ephesians 3:15), it's probably a fair presumption that God would like His family on earth to be able to worship Him
in a manner similar to the way His family in heaven does.
So as to bring this to pass, it's also probably reasonable to
presume that God would be happy to "download" some or all of His worship songs in heaven to His people on earth ... if
He thought that they would be used in a manner which is consistent with His nature and purposes.
Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework is an attempt to set up the legal environment on earth (again, in complete compliance
with the "laws of the land" - at least within America) whereby such heavenly worship songs could be "stewarded"
in a simple purity and innocence with no other agenda but that of "spreading God's Praise and Worship across the earth".
For more on this subject, see
Worship Song Download from Heaven.
Worship of Heaven is not just a collection of songs;
it is a collection of people, primarily Song Writers and Song Users, although anybody can sign up.
Here's an overview
of what Worship of Heaven offers each. More detail about each can be found elsewhere on this site.
Song Writers can submit one or more of their songs to Worship of Heaven so as to empower others in the body of Christ
to play, sing, record or broadcast their material, thus extending that song's "return on investment" to God. Song Writers maintain full
ownership of their songs, and are the sole copyright owner of them (unless they've signed them away to some other entity, in which case they
would have to be submitted by that entity). Song Writers may use their own submitted songs in a manner similar to the way they
might use those songs if they'd never submitted them to Worship of Heaven, with only a few restrictions.
However when a Song Writer's song is used by one of the site's other Song Users, no royalties will accrue to the Song Writer
for any activity done by a song User - including live performance, recording, broadcast, the creation of derivative works or other use.
This incorporates Recording Artists, Worship Leaders, Worship Team Members and Performers.
This group of people may use any of the songs in Worship of Heaven's
database, for virtually any reason - live performance, recording, broadcast,
the creation of derivative works (such as soundtracks for movies and videos) ... in virtually
any way. However, Song Users may not place their own "copyright" on the songs from Worship of Heaven, nor may they claim that they
are the author.
Song Users are free to charge for the sale of recordings of the songs or for their performances. However, as part of the
Legal Framework of Worship of Heaven, all Song Users agree that they will permit their performances, recordings, broadcasts, etc.
of Worship of Heaven's songs to be used
freely by all others; they give their permission for others to literally copy their performances, recordings, broadcasts, etc., and store them, retrieve
them, transmit them, give them away or even to sell them -- all of that with no royalties coming back to the Song Users who did the performance, recording,
Song Users also agree that they will place no restrictions whatsoever upon
others' use of their renditions of Worship of Heaven's songs in regards to where or in what manner those songs may be "performed" or played back. This means
that Song Users may not restrict others to only play their recordings or broadcasts "in a private home", for example. Song Users agree that they
will not require their own users of their performances, recordings, broadcasts, etc. of Worship of Heaven's songs
to attain further permission from them for any use whatsoever
of those songs.
Some facts about Worship of Heaven
Lastly, here are a few details regarding Worship of Heaven, itself:
Worship of Heaven is not a Publisher, Producer, Record Label, Agent or Manager.
Worship of Heaven holds no ownership whatsoever in the songs which are submitted to it.
Similarly, Worship of Heaven does not hold copyright ownership
nor control of any of the songs submitted to it.
Worship of Heaven charges nothing to its users for its services.
Worship of Heaven is a ministry, but it is not a 501c-3 organization, nor is it a church.
From a legal standpoint, Worship of Heaven is actually a business,
although it doesn't charge its users for its services
(similar to many social networking sites).
Worship of Heaven is attempting to establish a Christ-centric modus operandi within the worldwide "Music Industry", based
upon principles found in the Holy Bible.
Worship of Heaven is specifically attempting to promote the musical genre of Christian Praise and Worship music.
It does this by (amongst other things) setting up
a mechanism for the storage and dissemination of original Praise and Worship songs.
These songs can be used without charge, in accordance with
Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework.
Worship of Heaven is completely committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ -- that He is the only hope for salvation for each
soul on earth, in accordance with John 14:6, John 3:16, and Acts 4:12. For more details on Worship of Heaven's
guiding Scriptural principles, see Worship of Heaven's
Statement of Faith.