My first musical CD. The Gospel Truth.
Portfolio Projects, Rhyme to Reason Songwriting:


A song may be written for instruments alone, without lyrics, but more frequently it consists of both music and lyrics. While there are writers who write both music and lyrics, it is more common for an artist to be either a composer or a lyricist. The wedding of lyrics and music is an integral part of the business of a music publisher. A good publisher must know the commercial potential of various types of lyrics as well as qualified lyricist who can write them.

Through the grant of all rights under copyright, the publisher obtains the right to set words to the music and to modify and adapt the music. These powers are usually necessary for the proper exploitation of a composition. A publisher must be careful to determine whether the writer has the right to approve changes in the music, including any new lyrics, as well as whether the writer has agreed to share royalties with the lyricist or other writers engaged by the publisher. Where the SGA contract has been used, it is prudent to draw a new agreement that includes all of the writers of the final version of the song, thus avoiding any later problem of consent or sharing of royalties.

Under the SGA agreement, unless specifically agreed otherwise, the royalties are shared equally among all the writers. For example, if there is only one lyric writer and there are three melody collaborators, each receives 25% unless an agreement among the writers is reached changing their respective shares of royalties.

Earlier sections of this chapter deal with royalties payable to writers for printed editions and mechanical licenses. Normally, these royalties cover the total writer royalties are ordinarily shared equally between the composer and lyricist. Specifically, a royalty of 6 cents per copy of sheet music sold is remitted as follows: 3 cents to the composer and 3 cents to the lyricist. Similarly, mechanical license royalties, which are usually 50% of the publisher’s collections, are paid half to the composer and the other half to the lyricist. If there are three or more collaborators on a song, they usually determine among themselves their respective shares of the total writer royalties.

Narrator: Wa’Dell Jones, Author/Artist, Music Producer.

Co. Rock Of Ages

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Portfolio Projects, The Most High God's Purpose for Man.

A PARADOX: The upright Man.


First Corinthians 15:10 contains a great paradox. “By the grace of the Most High God of IsraEL I am that I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of the Most High God that was with me.” Our character is developed fully by the power and grace of the Most High God which works within us. Yet, it is also a conscious decision we make to bring our mind, heart, and actions into line with His will.

Hebrews 4:13 says “Nothing in all creation is hidden from the Most High God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” The Most High knows you inside and out. He knows your secret thoughts and feelings, your dreams and aspirations. The Most High knows where your loyalties are and where your weaknesses cause you to stumble. He watches you interact with His people and react to circumstances. The Most High looks to see if you are trustworthy and faithful. He can do much through you if your character is right.

If you are a man of little integrity or questionable character, do not expect The Most High to reveal much of Himself to you or to use you significantly for His Kingdom. If you are a man of great character and integrity, you no doubt already have experienced His activity in your life and serve Him. The Most High God of IsraEL is a mighty God who hears and saves us. But our sins separate us from Him, and as a result, our relationship with Him is not what it should be. All sins equally separate us from Him—sins of doing wrong and sins of not doing right. Inaction and words can be as destructive as action and physical violence.

Consider the sins described in Isaiah: 59:4:

“No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.”

When truth becomes victim to preserving our own safety and comfort, or when rationales take the place of facts, we will find ourselves involved in sin.

Narrator: Wa’Dell Jones, Author/Artist Music Producer.

Co. Rock Of Ages

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