Understanding the many copyright issues related to the use of songs and video is complicated. Moreover, the law is confusing.
For churches, schools or organizations, a seemingly honest error or omission can be both 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® Copyright License™, churches, organizations and schools can be legally covered.
With the license options you can download music or lyrics, copy and reproduce the words within and additionally display films. All while saving administrative time, effort and expense.
The CCLI® Copyright License™ 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
Projection or Display
Make copies, digital or physical, of copyright-protected lyrics for projection or display during congregational singing.
Translate song lyrics into any other language for congregational singing where a published version is not accessible or available
See our CCLI Copyright License Manual for more details
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Copyright License Pricing
Select the Copyright License that best represents your ministry. Optional Rehearsal and Streaming coverages enable sharing and podcasting. Or simply pick the one-time Event License you need for your special event.