Recording Services

Can we make rehearsal CDs?

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Yes, for rehearsal purposes for your church ministry, the Rehearse license covers you to create two types of recordings: To copy purchased commercial audio recordings and share them with the worship team or choir as long as the record label is listed as being covered.  Don’t forget to report it! To make your own customized recordings to help your team learn the […]

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Can we record our worship service?

Posted by & filed under COPYRIGHT LICENSE (CCL), Recording Services.

One of the rights granted to your organization with the Church Copyright License® (CCL®) is the right to record your worship service by audio or video means, provided the songs are covered under the CCL agreement, and you only record “live” music during your services (instrumental and vocal). This right includes recording your meditations, preludes, postludes, interludes, fanfares, […]

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Church Copyright License® Coverage

Posted by & filed under COPYRIGHT LICENSE (CCL), Making Copies, Projecting Songs, Recording Services.

The Church Copyright License® (CCL®) is the permission to create song duplications or copies of covered songs in the following manner: Print songs, hymns and lyrics in bulletins, programs, liturgies and song sheets for use in congregational singing. Create your own customized song books or hymnals for use in congregational singing. Create computer projection files, overhead transparencies or […]

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Does our Copyright License cover putting our worship service on our church’s web site?

Posted by & filed under COPYRIGHT LICENSE (CCL), Recording Services, STREAM LICENSE.

The Copyright License® (CCL®) cannot cover the broadcasting of your services on the Internet. Your organization would need to add the Streaming license in order to stream live or recorded worship services on your organization’s website or on other streaming services that are in the church’s name. The songs need to be covered by your Copyright License and the music is live during your church […]

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Does the Copyright License cover radio or television (cable) broadcasting?

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The Copyright License (CCL) cannot cover the broadcasting of your services on radio or television.  Instead, you may refer to the following companies to obtain a  Broadcast License to use copyrighted songs on the radio or on television: ASCAP at www.ascap.com, or 615-742-5000 BMI at www.bmi.com or 404-261-5151 SESAC at www.sesac.com, or 1-800-826-9996

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Our worship team wants to record a worship CD. Is this covered by CCLI®?

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We’re sorry but this is not covered by any licenses offered by CCLI®. If your intention is to record and produce a commercial CD featuring your organization’s worship team you will need to obtain permission from each song’s copyright owner. The coverage under the Church Copyright License® regarding recording is the permission to record the live music during the church’s worship […]

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What publishers/copyright owners are covered by the Church Copyright License® (CCL®)?

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Using the Song Search tool located on the right edge of the www.ccli.com Home page, you may research which publishers/copyright owners are covered by the Church Copyright License®: 1.  Click on “Authorized Catalogs List” and wait for it to completely open. Songs copyrighted by the those listed in the “Catalog” column would be covered under the Church […]

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What songs are covered by the Church Copyright License®?

Posted by & filed under COPYRIGHT LICENSE (CCL), COPYRIGHT LICENSE ONLINE REPORTING, Making Copies, Projecting Songs, Recording Services, STREAM LICENSE, TUTORIALS.

For the purpose of assisting the congregation, the Church 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, that you may use to research your particular song or copyright owners (Authorized Catalogs). This tool is called SongSearch and the […]

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