Copyright and Local Church Licensing

April 01, 2020

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 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 –
    • ​Copyright License
    • Streaming and Streaming Plus License
    • Rehearsal License
    • SongSelect
    • Church Video License® and ScreenVue Vault
  • Christian Copyright Solutions –
    • ​WORSHIPcast - Online Streaming Music License
    • PERFORMmusic - Onsite Facilities Music License
  • One License –
    • Reprint License
    • Podcast / Streaming License Bundle
    • Limited Podcast / Streaming License
    • Practice-Track License
    • Event License


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