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Is there another method for submitting our Copy Report?

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The only method for submitting your report is to use the Copyright License Online Reporting tool at www.ccli.com.  Anyone from your organization with internet access may input the song credits during your CCL® Reporting Period. We are not able to manually process any other kind of report submitted via worship planning programs, mail, or email. The […]

Entering songs into the Copyright License® Report

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You may follow these steps for entering your songs into the Copyright License Online Report: To Search Songs Under the Search & Report heading, enter the song’s title and author, or the song lyrics, or enter the copyright owner to view a list of all songs under their ownership that are contracted with CCLI. The “Search Results” […]

Reporting Translations

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The Copyright License® covers the translation of a covered song’s lyrics from the original published version into a preferred language where no published version is available and is exclusively for use in church worship services. Report 1 translation activity for translating the song into another language. Example:  A song is published in the English language but the […]

Are we supposed to report every song we sing?

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For the Copyright License® Online Report, a common misunderstanding is that you are to report every song that you sing. Simply singing a song is free to do. But do you use the coverage of the Copyright License® to make copies of the song? If so, this would be the activity that you would report during your reporting period. In order […]

The copyright notice of the song we used doesn’t match what you have listed in the database.

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At times, you might notice that the copyright information of your published version of a song doesn’t match the copyright information for the same song in our database. This might be because the copyright ownership has changed since the date that your resource was published. If you are able to find the song title in our database, written by the same […]

How to report using multiple songs in a medley

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A medley is a composition consisting of a blend of multiple songs. Each individual song contained in the medley would be reported on your Copyright License® Report if you made a new copy of it during your assigned reporting period. On your copies, the ownership information should be included under each song, making it easier to search and report each […]

We make several different kinds of copies. How do we report these on our Copyright License report?

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In your ministry it may be necessary for you to make different types of copies of the same song in order to assist your worship singing.  For example, you may print a song sheet for your pianist, a lyric sheet and a projection master for your congregation to view, a chord chart for your guitarist, and […]

I Don’t Have Time To Report.

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We respect that your time is valuable and we understand that there are different variables that can cause the reporting process to be daunting.  However, your organization’s reported copy activity is literally the “life blood” of the Copyright License. From these reports, we are able to accurately provide royalty revenue to the songwriters and publishers whose […]

Don’t you already know what we use on our worship planning site?

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There are many worship planning sites or programs that track your activity to help with reporting to CCLI. Although these programs are good resources to use for your ministry, their “report” may not be an accurate tracking of the information we need for our royalty payouts to the song or record label owners. The information captured on other programs […]

Do I report public domain songs?

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Public Domain songs would not be reported.  They are by very definition property of the public and are no longer protected by copyright law. The purpose of the Copyright License Report is to pay royalties based on the copying activity of copyrighted songs that are owned by publishers contracted with CCLI.