Thursday, June 30, 2011

Noah - Cover song license basics.

I looked into a mechanical license for 'Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord'.  The minimum license is for 25 songs and some are more expensive than others.  This song is about $0.25 per song to sell.  For those who aren't aware, from a $0.99 download from iTunes the artist gets about $0.67.  So at $0.25 per song, an artist would get $0.42 a sale.  Imagine if there are 5 people in the band, a manager, and possibly a crew to pay.  You have sell a lot of cover songs to break even.  However, Casting Crown's song 'Who Am I' would cost $1.00 per song to sell, so we'd lose $0.23 per song to sell.  Not going to put 'Who Am I' on the CD.

Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord
Richard Schmertz

Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
And he landed high and dry.

Well the Lord looked down from His window in the sky
Said I created man and I don’t remember why.
Nothin’ but fighting since creation day.
I’ll send a little water and wash them all away.

The Lord came down to look around a spell.
There He found Noah behaving mighty well.
That is the reason the Scriptures record
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.


The Lord said Noah there’s gonna be a flood
Gonna be some water, gonna be some mud.
Take off your hat Noah, take off your coat,
Get Ham, Shem, and Japheth and build yourself a boat.

Noah said Lord I don’t believe I could,
The Lord said Noah get some sturdy gopher wood.
Ya never know what you can do till you try.
Build it 50 cubits wide by 30 cubits high.


Noah said there it is, there it is Lord.
The Lord said Noah it’s time to get aboard.
Take a creature, a he and a she
And of course Mrs. Noah and the whole family.

Noah said Lord, it’s getting mighty dark.
The Lord said Noah get these creatures in the ark.
Noah said Lord it’s beginning to pour.
The Lord said Noah hurry up and shut the door.

The ark rose up on the bosom of the deep
After 40 days, Mr. Noah took a peek.
We ain’t moving Lord, where we at?
You’re sittin on top of Mount Ararat.

Noah said Lord it’s getting mighty dry.
Lord said Noah see my rainbow in the sky.
Take all the creatures and people to earth.
Don’t be more trouble than you’re worth.


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