The Difference Between CCS & CCLI

November 4, 2020

One of the questions we are asked most often is, “Why do I need another license? Aren’t we already covered under CCLI?”. The difference between performance licenses (CCS) and reproduction licenses (CCLI) is by far one of THE most confusing issues facing churches.

Both companies have similar names, and both serve the church by providing the latest in licensing solutions. However, each company offers licenses for a unique group of music rights that most churches need to legally cover many everyday activities.

The good news is, CCS and CCLI partner to provide blanket licenses that make legal use of copyrights simple, easy, and affordable for churches and ministries. And it’s not an either-or situation; one license doesn’t replace the other. Instead, the CCS and CCLI licenses work together to provide the broadest comprehensive licensing available.

Want to learn more? Download our FREE fact sheet, The Differences Between CCS & CCLI, and watch our brief video explanation, both available in our Online Learning Center.

About CCS:  CCS is a leading authority 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 InstagramFacebook, and YouTube. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. 

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