ONLINE REPORTING – COPYRIGHT LICENSE

*Welcome to Online Reporting for the Copyright License

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Introduction to CCL Copy Report Reporting your song activity is relatively easy through our online reporting site. Just follow these steps. Access the reporting tool using either of two ways:  On www.ccli.com, go to “Sign In” and click on “Online Reporting”. Go directly to OLR.CCLI.COM. Sign in using your CCLI Profile email address and password. If […]

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4 Copyright License® Reporting Categories Defined

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The 4 categories that are reported for the CCL® Report are as follows: 1.  Print:  This category represents the physical reproduction of a song. Some common copying activities of the church are: Bulletins Song Sheets Songbooks Overhead Transparency Slides Customized Musical Arrangements Action: Report one (1) credit each time a song is printed in a bulletin, on a song sheet, in […]

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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 […]

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Can I have an extension for our Copy Report?

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Although your assigned six month reporting period has officially ended, you may still enter your information to your church’s online report. Please try to submit it online within the week of the ending date for your reporting period. Your report is a vital part of the Copyright License to determine how royalties are distributed to the […]

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Can we be selected for a different Copyright License® reporting period?

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Typically we are asked this question when there has been a change of staff at the organization or perhaps you are experiencing a busy season.  Although we understand and empathize with these challenges, it is not possible for us to change the CCL® Copy Report period that your organization was assigned. Perhaps it would be helpful […]

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Do I have to report weekly or can I just wait and enter everything at one time?

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When selected to participate in the Copyright License® Online Copy Report, you are free to report your song copy activity when it is convenient for you during the six month reporting period.  However, we find that it is easiest for organizations to report their copy activity once a week while it is fresh in your mind. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Don’t you know what songs I use in SongSelect?

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While we can see your song activity in SongSelect, the songs are not automatically entered into your organization’s Copyright License Report. We have made it easy for you to access your SongSelect activity from within the Copyright License Online Report. Simply go to the Menu icon in the upper right corner and open the link for the SongSelect […]

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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” […]

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How can I view and edit the list of what our church has reported?

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The songs that have been entered into your organization’s Copyright License® Online Report are listed on the home page of the report. After you sign in, the left margin contains a short listing of the songs that have been entered and you may view the entire report by clicking on the button, “Reporting Activity”. From the […]

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How do I change the dates on the songs I have reported?

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For the Copyright License® Online Copy Report, you may enter the songs you have copied at any time during your  CCL® reporting period. Although we recommend reporting weekly to ensure accuracy, you may enter multiple weeks of copying activity at one time if that is more suited to your schedule. The dates only reflect when the songs were entered into […]

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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 […]

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How will I know when it’s my organization’s turn to report?

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When your organization is scheduled to participate in a CCL® reporting period, we will send an email to the Primary contact identified in your church’s account profile if their email address is provided. In addition, we will mail a letter to your organization at the beginning of your assignment with easy instructions on how to login and report your organization’s copy activity online. Please contact our […]

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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 […]

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If I can’t find a song in your database, does that mean it’s not covered?

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Not necessarily.  If the song’s copyright owner  is listed on our Authorized Catalogs List, the song would be covered according to the Copyright License® terms of agreement. There are many other reasons the song may not yet appear in our database. You may contact our support team to request a covered song to be added to our database. […]

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Is reporting necessary?

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Your report is a vital part of the Copyright License®. Due to its importance, the requirement to participate is included in the Terms of Agreement (Section 4.3): “When required, Church agrees to compile on a weekly basis the Fixation Activity of any Song onto the Copy Report. The Copy Report shall be submitted to CCLI by the required date.” […]

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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 […]

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Multi-Site Church – How to report

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As a Multi-Site church, each campus is to report their song duplications for your church’s Copyright License Online Report. The 4 categories that are reported for each song are: Print: How many times did you print a new master or a unique song sheet? Digital: How many times did you project the song on the screen for […]

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Reporting Digital Files

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Digital:  This category represents projecting the song onto a screen. Action: Report one (1) digital activity for each song that is projected from a projection presentation database. Example: Your church offers 3 service times for their main worship service. Each song that is projected during each service would be reported as 1 Digital activity. If a song was […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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We don’t have Internet access for reporting.

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Is there another location that does have Internet access, such as someone’s home, the church office, or the public library? Anyone may submit the information for your organization’s CCL® Copy Report during the assigned reporting period, so if you do not have Internet access perhaps someone else does. Your organization’s report needs to be submitted using […]

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We Have Nothing To Report.

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We understand that you may not have anything to report at this time for your Church Copyright License and that is just fine!  However, we do ask that you at least sign-in to the Copyright License Online Reporting as an acknowledgement that you participated, even if you don’t have anything to report. This is essential for […]

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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 […]

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What do you mean by a reporting period?

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The reporting requirements for the Copyright License® and the Rehearse License are different. Please see the time frames below: For the Copyright License®: The copy activity reporting schedule is based upon 2 six month reporting periods. Spring/Summer Activity: April 1 – September 30 Fall/Winter Activity: October 1 – March 31 Organizations will be assigned to report […]

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What should I do if I can’t find a song in the Online Report that I need to report?

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Our support team will be happy to research the song in question in order to determine its status with CCLI. If we determine that the song is owned by one of our authorized Catalogs, we can contact the owner for permission to add it to our database. Here are some tips to help you search songs in the […]

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What songs are covered by the CCLI Copyright License®?

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For the purpose of assisting the congregation, the CCLI Copyright License® will cover the duplication of any song if one of the song’s copyright owners are contracted with CCLI. We have provided a tool on our website, www.ccli.com, called SongSearch that you may use to research your particular song or copyright owners (Authorized Catalogs). 1. To research a specific song, […]

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Who can fill out the report?

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For the Church Copyright License® report, any one within your organization may help with entering the information needed for your report. Although the initial notice is sent to the individual listed as your organization’s primary contact, the responsibility may be delegated to others in your ministry. This will allow each ministry to report their own activity.

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