The holiday season offers no shortage of special church programming and events. This time of year is magical indeed, and often brings with it increased attendance and participation. What a perfect time to highlight your church offerings to those outside of your congregation as well. Imagine you’re able to stream your events and programs on your church’s website. With the right music licensing, you can!
Chances are, music plays a significant role in most of your events. And while the religious service exemption allows churches to perform copyrighted music during religious services, it does NOT cover the re-transmission of those services over the internet. Your website is the perfect vehicle to share your mission and expand your reach!
Your church has options when deciding which streaming license to purchase; however, the WORSHIPcast Streaming License by CCS is the only one that offers the ability to stream both religious services AND special events. The catalog gives you access to more than 25 million secular and Christian songs, including many traditional holiday favorites. While there are many public domain Christmas carols that you are free to use, CCS has exclusive streaming rights to some of the most well-known and widely used songs:
Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire)
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
If streaming is part of your Christmas planning, make sure you include obtaining licensing as a part of your checklist. And if it isn’t, we encourage you to add it! Your website is the window to your church, and the holiday season the perfect time to share your message and mission! If you have any questions, please call us at 877-394-5566 or chat with a live copyright consultant online. If you are ready to purchase, click here.
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 Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.