The Pocket Guide to Church Copyright Licenses
March 24, 2022
We’ve talked to thousands of churches over the years, and the number one question we get is, “What license does my church need?” The short answer – based on your activities, there is a good chance you need more than one.
It can get tricky between what the Religious Service Exemption covers and the difference between performance licensing and reproduction licensing. Understanding which licenses cover what is one of THE most confusing issues facing churches; and exactly why we created “The Pocket Guide to Church Copyright Licenses.”
At Christian Copyright Solutions, our mission is to educate and equip the church with the knowledge needed to feel comfortable and confident in obtaining the right copyright coverage. Planning for copyright clearances is often overlooked but should be the first step your church takes to ensure legal programs and activities.
We’ve broken down your church licensing options into an easy-to-understand pocket guide that explains which license covers activities. For example, are you playing music in your church bookstore? You need a CCS PERFORMmusic License. Is your church streaming live music, other than the worship service? A WORSHIPcast License may be what you need. Maybe your worship team wants to stream backing tracks? That might require a CCLI Streaming Plus License. Are you planning summer movie nights? The CVLI Video License can help there!
Blanket licensing with CCS and CCLI is the simplest and most cost-effective way to obtain coverage for your church. And remember, your church may need more than one license to cover all your activities.
Download your FREE “Pocket Guide to Church Copyright Licenses” today. Contact us to learn which licenses fit your church’s needs.
If you have questions about what type of licensing your church needs, call 855-576-5837 or e-mail support@copyrightsolutions.
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. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, 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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