Hey all, I'm going to be recording a small gospel CD soon. It will be for our Church and various congregations - there will be around 500 copies made. The projects length will be about 40 - 45 minutes (Not sure since we are still in the planning process). My Dad recorded a CD (For our Church, same deal - small) a while ago and he thinks that all I need is the authors permission to record the song. He just called Triple Disc and they said all they require is an email giving you permission to use their song. While that would be nice (Not to mention free), I was under the impression that once an author of a song signs up with a publisher and copy rights the song that he is not at liberty to give you permission to use the song. I still think that we have to get a mechanical license for each song. Who is right? Thanks, Jolly Jake EDIT: An additional question: what do you think are the chances of getting a song mec license for free?