TIPS: Copyright and Local Church Licensing

Churches using hymns, other copyrighted music in their online worship services must have a license to do so – just the same as is required for printed copies of protected music or or video clips.

Several services offer streaming licenses, ranging in price from around $100 for churches with attendance in the 1-25 range, to near $600 for churches with up to 1,100 in attendance.

Here are links to the three prominent licensing companies’ and tools they offer:

  • CCLI – us.ccli.com
    • ​Copyright License
    • Streaming Licenses
    • SongSelect
    • Church Video License® and ScreenVue Vault
       
  • Christian Copyright Solutions – christiancopyrightsolutions.com
    • ​WORSHIPcast - Online Streaming Music License
    • PERFORMmusic - Onsite Facilities Music License
       
  • One License – onelicense.net
    • Reprint License
    • Podcast / Streaming License Bundle
    • Limited Podcast / Streaming License
    • Practice-Track License

 

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