If you display lyrics, or stream songs in your church, you need a Copyright License. These church copyright resources will keep you legal and support the artists who write the songs we sing.
Church Copyright Resources
Every church should have a CCLI License. This blanket license gives you permission to display the lyrics of 300,000+ songs on your screens or on paper. This license DOES NOT give you permission to copy music. Pricing is based on church size and is billed annually. CLICK HERE for a pricing chart.
The Rehearsal License is an optional add-on to the CCLI License that gives you permission to share original recordings with your team so they can prepare for worship. If you distribute songs digitally or any other way that prevents your team from having to purchase the song, you need this license. 99% of churches can be covered for less than $200/year. This is money well spent.
The Streaming License is an optional add-on to the CCLI License that allows you to stream (or podcast) the music portion of your service without paying copyright fees. This license covers Facebook, Youtube and all other streaming platforms. Pricing is based on church size and most churches can be covered for less than $100/year.
The Church Video License gives your church permission to show movie clips and full length feature films in your services and programs. This license is great for kids ministries and sermon illustrations. The Total Producer Package not only covers you legally, but also gives you access to download movie clips from ScreenVue.com. Pricing is based on church size. CLICK HERE for a pricing chart.
Christian Copyright Solutions offers multiple products to help with your church licensing needs. The PERFOM License will cover (almost) everything that your CCLI License doesn’t. If you play lobby music, hold music, music during outdoor events, VBS or outreach events, you need this license to cover those activities. CCLI only covers music played during your normal service times. In addition to worship music, the CCS Licenses cover secular and holiday music. Annual pricing is based on church size. 0-199 – $229/year | 200-499 – $329/year | 500-1999 – $600/year.
EasySongLicense helps you get the appropriate permissions to use songs for any use. This site would be especially helpful if you were creating a worship album and needing to get licensing done on multiple songs. For $149/song they do all the leg work for you. This fee is worth the hassle and time you will spend getting the permissions yourself.
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