The term “copyright” can be taken at face value; it simply means “the right to copy.”
Many church music leaders who have made efforts to honor the law and have tried to obtain permission first from the copyright owner before making copies have found this to be a time-consuming challenge and in many cases, an administrative nightmare.
Over 160,000 churches across North America trust the coverage provided by the Church Copyright License.
CCLI has done all the hard work for you. We have negotiated agreements with songwriters and publishers from around the world. This agreement allows churches to copy from over 300,000 worship songs to assist with congregational singing.
To get the most accurate information, choose a license type below:
A church or ministry that meets primarily in one location.Choose >
A single event such as a conference or special meeting.Choose >
A traveling ministry or individual who uses the license in multiple locations.Choose >
Group License Benefits: Did you know that CCLI offers special benefits to groups of affiliated churches or ministries? For more information about Group License Benefits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-234-2446, extension 1417.
CCLI uses the following criteria to help determine if a church is a “multi-site” church:
Please note that CCLI can cover sites located in multiple states or provinces, but cannot cover sites in multiple countries under a single Multi-Site License. Sites in different countries will need to be covered by their own standard Church Copyright License (if available).
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