*Welcome to Online Reporting for the Copyright License

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Introduction to CCL Copy Report

Your report is a vital part of the Church Copyright License! Although we may know what songs are used through SongSelect, we do not know whether you are printing song sheets, projecting lyrics, recording your services, or creating translations. This critical information is used to determine the royalty payments to the song owners, based on what songs are copied and what format was used for the ministries in your organization.

  1. 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.
  2. Sign in using your CCLI Profile email address and password.
    • If your email address isn’t recognized, click the link to Create Your Profile and use your Online Report Access Code to link to your organization.
    • If you forgot your password, or the password isn’t working, click on Forgot Your Password in order to reset it.
  3. Enter any of the song’s information (i.e. title, author, song lyrics, copyright owner) in Search & Report located at the top of the home page.
    • Based on the information you entered, the most used song will appear at the top, or near the top, of your search result page.
    • Public Domain songs are not reported because they are free to use. The report is to determine royalty payments to song owners which only applies to copyrighted songs.
    • TIP: Listen to the sound sample and view the song lyrics to make sure you have the right song.
  4. Report the song.
    • Click on “Report Song” for the song title you wish to enter onto your report.
    • Add a credit to any of the 4 reporting categories as it would apply to your activity:
      • Print: Each time you print new copies of a song for your weekly services.
      • Digital: Each time the song is projected for services or events of your church.
      • Record: Each audio and video recording master of your weekly service.
      • Translation: Each language translation you create for a song.
  5. After filling in the information, click “Add To Report” to complete the entry of the song onto your report.
  6. You may select “done Reporting” when you are finished reporting for the day.

Entering your song information weekly will ensure, 1) more accuracy in your reporting while the activity is fresh in your mind and, 2) it will take less time to enter a smaller list of songs compared to waiting until the end to enter everything you did during the six-month period. However, it is up to you. Your report needs to be completed by the last day of your six-month assignment. If your reporting period began April 1, the last day is September 30. If your reporting period began October 1, the last day is March 31. After the closing date, there is nothing more that you need to track or report until your next assignment in approximately 2.5 years.

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