Creating Your Own CD

You can create your own CDs. But you need to be aware of what is legal and what is not.

You're probably aware that there are tons of accompaniment tracks out there. They've been around for years, and odds are, you've used them before, performing live before an audience.

Maybe you've thought about using those tracks to record a CD or to publish an instrumental version of a song up on SoundCloud or onto Youtube.

The problem always comes about when you're investigating the sticky little issue of whether or not it's legal.

Now, you might not be too concerned about that. Maybe you're just wanting to record a CD to hand out to some of your friends and relatives. But you might be surprised to find out that it might not be a good idea; at least not without getting permission from the artist or agent for the artists who did the actual recording that you're using as a backing track.

I'm currently compiling a list of resources you can use to do a project like this without a band; please check back soon. It's going to be a work in progress.


As a good first resource, look at this link.

Christ Will Music has a page listing the different companies that create accompaniment tracks and the contact info for various accompaniment recording publishers. If you're interested in recording a project, you need to contact the publisher of the particular recording you want to use (to pay $$) and get permission to use their backing tracks in a recording project. From their site...

Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
Christian World
1-800-654-6760 ext 120
Labels include: Soundtraks, True Gospel
Labels include: Daywind Soundtracks, Soulful Sounds
Capitol CMG Music
Labels include: Premiere Performance Plus
Classic Fox
Peter Sternberg
Labels include: Primotrax
To record iSing titles you will have to contact the Artist to make arrangements.
Integrity Music
The Mansion Entertainment
615-807-1917 ext 210
Labels include: EZ Key Soundtracks, Christian Country, PROformance Digital Tracks
Maranatha Music
Mercy Vineyard Publishing
N’Vision Entertainment
177 East Main St., Suite One
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Labels include: Ovation
Priddis Music
Labels include: ProSound Performance Music
Labels include: PraiseHymn, Modern Worship, Sound Performance, You Can Sing, INO
Singing News/Crossroads Marketing
1-800-966-7664 ext 313
Spring Hill Music Publishing
Labels include: Spring Hill, Spring Hill Studio Tracks, Spring Hill Studio Tracks Plus
Word Entertainment
Labels include: Studio Series, Ultimate Tracks, Worship Tracks, Curb Records, The Right Trax, Concert Companion

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