Should I purchase or rent MultiTracks for my worship team?

When using the iOS tracks app Playback as your live tracks solution, there are several unique options for accessing tracks content. Use your tracks products purchased on MultiTracks.com directly in Playback by adding songs to your setlist.

Both Playback Rentals and AppTracks are MultiTrack products exclusively available in our iOS tracks app Playback for individual songs. This article will break down their key differences, so that you can determine whether renting or purchasing Tracks will best fit your worship team and budget.


Playback Rentals and AppTracks have some similarities:

  • Both are MultiTrack options, providing individual control of instruments and mixes.
  • Rentals and AppTracks are Playback-exclusive. Purchased AppTracks and Rentals cannot be used outside of Playback.

The differences between Playback Rentals and AppTracks can be broken down into Price and Availability.

Price

Playback Rentals is a monthly subscription, starting at $59.99/month, offering 16 or more Rental credits each month to unlock the MultiTracks for any song in the MultiTracks.com catalog.

AppTracks are purchasable, Playback exclusive MultiTracks for $29 per song.

Availability

One Playback Rental credit will unlock the MultiTracks for a song on one device for 7 days. After the 7 days, this credit will expire and another credit will be needed to re-unlock the MultiTracks for this song. Any team member in your organization can be given access to spend your organization's rental credits on their own devices for no extra charge.

AppTracks are available indefinitely on any device. For additional team members to access purchased AppTracks or any other purchased Tracks products with their own account, an organizational admin must purchase additional Team Sharing seats and assign them to People in your organization.

Learn more about Managing people and seats here.

The Verdict

Ultimately, both options are viable for any sized worship team.

Playback Rentals is the most affordable and simple solution for Tracks being used every week for every song. Access 16 MultiTracks every month for the cost of 2 purchased AppTracks. Rentals is also a great budget solution for multi-campus church teams, allowing for multiple worship leaders to access your organization's rental credits for use at their own campuses.

If you do not frequently use Tracks during service or do not often introduce new songs, building an AppTracks catalog may be the best solution for you. While it will be a more expensive up-front solution to invest in a catalog, AppTracks may be better for you long-term.

Still not sure which Playback-exclusive tracks solution is best for your team? Contact us and let us help you make a plan.

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