Understanding the many copyright issues related to music is complicated. Moreover, the law is confusing.
For churches and Christian organisations, a seemingly honest error or omission can be embarrassing, time-consuming, and costly. At the same time, the law seeks fairness and protection for all parties.
CCLI® makes copyright easy. With the CCLI® Church Copyright Licence™, churches and organisations can be legally covered.
With the license options, you are covered for the copying activities listed below. All while saving administrative time, effort and expense.
The CCLI® Church Copyright Licence™ covers the following activities:
Enter and store song lyrics on any computer for visual projection to assist with congregational singing
Print songs, hymns and lyrics in bulletins, programs, liturgies and song sheets for congregational singing
Record and capture your worship services (audio and video), provided you only are recording live music
Making Custom Arrangements
Arrange, print and copy your own vocal and instrumental arrangements for congregational singing where a published version is not available
Use projectors, TV screens or any other format whereby song lyrics are visually projected for congregational singing
Translate song lyrics into any other language for congregational singing where a published version is not accessible or availabl
See our CCLI Copyright Licence Manual for more details
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Copyright Licence Pricing
The Church Copyright Licence is offered as a Church or Mobile annual licence, renewed each year, or a 14-day only Event Licence.
Your licence size category is determined by the average number of people attending the largest service visited.
Important to note:
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