Does My Church REALLY Need Performance Licensing?
August 28, 2019
Labor Day is around the corner, and the end of summer is near. As schools welcome new and returning students, churches begin doing the same. You might say that the “Summer Slump” gives way to the “Fall Frenzy.” Before your church gets back into full swing, have you had a chance to review your music licensing?
When it comes to checking things off your back to school checklist, we know buying school supplies ranks MUCH higher than doing an audit of your church’s licensing needs. But, by securing music licensing on the forefront, you will save a lot of time, energy, AND money.
The first action your church should take towards copyright compliance is securing performance licensing. Performance licensing is required for churches playing or performing copyrighted music in routine ministry activities, as well as special events.
Take, for instance, events that may be happening at your church right now! Labor Day barbeques, picnic on the church grounds, celebrations for students moving up in children’s ministry, volunteer breakfasts, and that is just the beginning! These special moments are all enhanced with music.
With the PERFORMmusic Onsite Facilities License from CCS, your church has access to over 25 million Christian, secular and seasonal songs. Licensing is immediate and covers a wide range of performances of live and pre-recorded music outside of religious services including:
- Coffee Shops
- Concerts (non-ticketed)
- Picnics & BBQs
- Carnivals & Festivals
- Dance & Exercise Classes
- Movie Nights
- Sporting Events
- Youth Gatherings
- And so much more!
About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.” CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration, and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.