What is a download credit?

The Gold and the Diamond credit levels allow you to purchase a bulk number of download credits up front, and then use those credits to "purchase" PraiseCharts arrangements that you select throughout the year. The overall savings for the Gold membership option can be more than 50% off the individually marked prices.  The songs marked 'free' on the site are indeed free and do not require the use of download credits to print. Gold and Diamond credits can purchase almost any song with their download credits (a small number of songs cannot be purchased with credits). Gold level credits cannot be used to purchase orchestrations or finale files.  Only Diamond credits can purchase orchestrations or finale files.