FAQ

CAN I PURCHASE ON A MOBILE DEVICE LIKE AN IPAD?

Yes, you can browse our store, make a purchase, and as a result you will create an account in our store...but you probably can't download that file directly into your tablet or phone's playlist. There may be some exceptions, but this is a problem for downloading any kind of file and using it on a mobile device from a website. On an Apple device you will want to login to your account at the Worship Circle from you computer, download the files, and then transfer them to iTunes where it will easy to the sync up all your music. Don't worry, you have opportunity to login and download the files 3 times over 30 days on multiple devices to make sure you can get them where you need them, and we have an easy to use lost password feature if you have trouble logging in to your account. In addition, there may be some Apps which will allow the downloading and archiving of files from you device, please consult your App store and device forums to find out more.

WHEN WILL VIDEOS AND ART COME ONLINE?

We have decided, in this season, that we will not be hosting video and related visual arts at this website. Upload your Music!

HOW DO I GET MY DIGITAL PRODUCTS?

When you complete your checkout you will land on a page that contains direct links to all digital products you have purchased ready for immediate download to your desktop. You are also sent a receipt to your email that will contain these download links as well. You may download the files up to 3 times within 30 days, for personal use only, to make it easy for you to grab your new products at home or at work. Some files may be in a ZIP file that will need to be unpacked, that's easy, and then it is up to you to drag the files into the programs and locations you prefer on your computer and so you can sync with your mobile devices.

WHAT IS ENTERTHEWORSHIPCIRCLE.COM?

EnterTheWorshipCircle.com is a site designed to serve up worship resources to worshipers and worship leaders, all searchable by Scripture verse, style and worship topic. It is also a place for any worship creative to contribute new works, under these easily searchable categories, for others to download for free or purchase. Enter The Worship Circle also features their whole catalog on this website in both physical goods and downloadable files.

HOW DOES THIS SITE WORK?

In short, a worship Artist uploads their resources up to the site and these files become immediately available to the public all over the world! The copyright owners make an automatic profit on every sale and receive that money automatically into their Paypal account every month. It is easy for anyone to search and find great resources on the site, especially if looking for worship resources connected to a Bible passage.

WHAT DO CONTRIBUTING WORSHIP ARTISTS MAKE?

All uploading processes for any worship Artist is totally free. EnterTheWorshipCircle.com receives a 30% commission on all the actual sales, and passes the 70% profit straight along to the worship Artists every month. There are no other hidden costs.

WHAT MAKES THIS SITE SO UNIQUE FOR ARTISTS?

There are many other sites to find great worship resources, and we have no trouble recommending them to you, however, here are things to remember about EnterTheWorshipCircle.com :

  • First, EnterTheWorshipCircle.com can help publishers organize their catalog into amazingly useful and searchable categories for individual songs and files that might not be discovered (buried inside an album) otherwise. Scripture, style and topic searches are very powerful.

  • Secondly, EnterTheWorshipCircle.com can receive uploads of many different kinds of media files like MP3, MP4 video, artwork, PDF and more allowing an incredibly diverse selection of categorized, and related, resources.

  • Thirdly, EnterTheWorshipCircle.com allows every worship Artist to create their own Artist page and to promote their own websites and work without any restriction. In other words, it is an open source, open sharing platform that any worshiping artist can use to enhance their ability to serve others.

  • Finally, every single product requires an assignment of ownership, by percentage, and those owners are distributed their sales royalties every single month through Paypal. This so greatly simplifies payouts to copyright owners that we think it is downright revolutionary. (The custom software platform is also available for licensing to enterprise users, contact Chris.)

WHO OWNS THE CONTENT?

EnterTheWorshipCircle.com assumes absolutely no ownership of any published work that it converts and distributes—the author is in complete control. The EnterTheWorshipCircle.com service can be cancelled at any time as soon as the worship Artist removes their work(s). That’s right, no risk at all.

WHAT ABOUT DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT?

The question of DRM (Digital Rights Management) comes up in the conversation about “contributing” to the site. Remember, EnterTheWorshipCircle.com is a consignment seller and does not gain ownership to a anything when a resource is submitted. EnterTheWorshipCircle.com doesn’t add DRM to the files you submit because it is unhelpful and annoying, and it doesn’t help anyone gain access to your creativity. You may not submit works to EnterTheWorshipCircle.com that have any form of DRM engaged.

WHO SETS THE PRICE OF PRODUCTS?

The worship Artist sets the price based on choices from a dropdown list on every product. Free distribution is available on most, but not all products. Ninety-nine (99) cents is the usual and customary price on most digital media, but some provision are made to price higher on products like video and fine art where the individual file value may rise above a, for instance, digital song file.

WHAT ABOUT WHOLE CD’S AND PHYSICAL PRODUCTS?

EnterTheWorshipCircle.com is committed to helping people find a resource that fits their worship needs, exactly. For this reason it does not allow digital album, or collection, uploading because a whole album can’t be properly related to a single Scripture verse, a style or a topic. This is actually an advantage for every worship Artist as each song can be found according to site User’s needs, and this allows new artists and new albums to be discovered in a more powerful and useful way - per created work. Only Worship Circle Records can sell physical products on this website. Worship Artists can only upload digital products one file at a time.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

There are two kinds of support available at EnterTheWorshipCircle.com . First, every publisher or customer can search our extensive agreements and policy pages in the footer of this website and easily find the answers to most common issues. Secondly, EnterTheWorshipCircle.com offers an amazing opportunity to call a real person in the U.S. and speak to a customer service rep for fast, courteous service. The phone number is 1-719-266-2333, and please leave a detailed message if voicemail captures your attempt. For most issues, please try first emailing Support for a reply within 24 hours or even sooner.

CAN ANYONE SELL THEIR PRODUCTS?

Yes, anyone may upload a worship resource where they own the copyright to be sold through the global EnterTheWorshipCircle.com service, and are old enough to enter into our worship Artist Agreement. The uploaded media must be related to Scripture, fit in a basic worship topical category, and have some style descriptive assigned to it. That’s it. There are no limits on quantity, but some generous size-per-file limitations per file type. Open an account and get started!

FILE SIZE AND PRICING LIMITATIONS

Each worship resource, like a video for example, will have suggested parameters, file type restrictions, and file upload maximums which are clearly noted on the upload page. These may change from time to time, but EnterTheWorshipCircle.com is making every effort to keep the file types common and most usable for the broadest audience. Pricing per product is limited to a predefined list of available pricing options. Open an account as a worship Artist and learn more.

CAN MY PRODUCT BE REFUSED?

EnterTheWorshipCircle.com is a family friendly enterprise and will only accept contributed works and content it believes to be beautiful and valuable and fit for helping others lead or enjoy worship. EnterTheWorshipCircle.com does reserve the right to remove any product, any time, for any reason it finds needful. Soon, the site will allow for flagging or rating by all members so that any content can be rated or governed by the community of Users.

WHAT ABOUT MARKETING HELP?

EnterTheWorshipCircle.com defines great marketing first as AVAILABILITY. Any work that is not available to the public has failed the first step in a great marketing plan. Open an account and upload a file through EnterTheWorshipCircle.com and overcome the first enemy of every author and publisher: being unknown. Every publisher and author must be “findable” on the web and EnterTheWorshipCircle.com helps solve this problem by

  • being optimized for search engines, 

  • offering every worship Artist customizable hyperlinks on every product and Artist page--this drives up traffic and web ranking, and 

  • by sharing its decade long, strong reputation and name as a worship resource in the online marketplace.

DOES MY WORK NEED TO BE COPYRIGHTED?

A publisher does not need to register their work with the United States Copyright Office in order to have a valid copyright. A copyright is valid as soon as the work is “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” Although registration with the Copyright Office is not required to have a valid copyright EnterTheWorshipCircle.com does require every published work to formally declare it’s exclusive ownership of the work and absolute right to distribute the work in an online agreement. Every author is encouraged to also distribute their works through sales aggregators like the highly recommended CDBaby.com, for instance, where ISRC numbers are assigned per song, but no special numbers, UPC codes, or registration is necessary before becoming a worship Artist.

NAME USE

If you are seeking to use the name "Enter The Worship Circle" on any event, retreat, project, album, etc. whether you are a Worship Circle artist feature on one of our albums or some great people we have never met you must download and agree to our Name Use Agreement.