PraiseGate International Ministries

Copyright Policy

All songs belongs to the author and therefore falls under the copyright laws. All publishing without the copyright owners written approval is illegal. The song becomes free 70 years after the author's death, but the song could have been re-arranged and would then be protected again.

Basic information such as author, copyright information and CCLI number is public information. Praisegate have tried to contact every copyright owner before publishing the song. If we have failed to get the right information or you want to remove a song, please contact

Praisegate want to thank all copyright owners that already have allowed Praisegate to publish their songs!

Approval levels on Praisegate

  • Text Only - Only the lyrics of the song.
  • Accord Only - Only the accord analyse to the song.
  • Text/Accord Analyse - Text with accord on top of the text.
  • Audio - either full recording or 10 sec preview.
  • Denied - the copyrightowner have denied Praisegate to publish the song.

How to approve?

If you are copyrights owner, don't hesitate to email us,, to approve the publishing of your songs, and help us bless the body of Christ. This would not require any extra work for you, if the songs are known to us we will do the job to add the song (but if you have the text/chord it is always helpful). The copyrightowner always have the right at anytime to remove the song.

Note, Praisegate is a non profit web site, we will not start taking a fee to use Praisegate, this is a free website and will continue to be so.

Praisegate's vision

The vision for Praisegate is to be able to provide one-sheet text/accord charts (level 3 approval) for worship songs. This is the type of charts that the worshipleader often spends a lot of time of writing in order to transpose or rearrange for the musicians. The printed music is often written from meassure one to the end, which result in more than 3 pages (15 pages is not unusual) with is hard for musicians to follow or even have room for on a music stand. Praisegate wants to provide basic outlines for the songs which can be used as is, or where a intro can be altered etc in an easy and uniformed way. This greatly benefits the music ministry in the church.

Honoring Music Publishers

We fully understand that music publishers need to get revenue to be able to continue their work, but we also acknowledge that a true worship song is given from above, and that God is our ultimate provider. We believe that it actually would be benificial to allow Praisegate to publish the song since it is more likely to be registerd in the CCLI report, which generates money back to the copyright owner. We hope that as many copyright owners as possible would allow Praisegate to publish text/accord for their songs.

We also encourage worshippers to buy worship CD's, and buy music books to support the Christian music publishers, and include them in your prayers.

Usage of songs

Personal Use: For personal, educational, non-profit purposes and research use we are permitted access to copyright material under the "Fair Use Policy" TITLE 17


"Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."


Church use: Due to CCLI licensing regulations you MUST have your own valid CCLI license to use and display these songs in your church worship session.