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Church Copyright License®

The Challenge

Understanding the many copyright issues related to music is complicated. Moreover, the law is confusing.

For churches, schools or organizations, a seemingly honest error or omission can be embarrassing, time-consuming, and costly. At the same time, the law seeks fairness and protection for all parties.

The Solution

CCLI makes copyright easy. With the CCLI Church Copyright License, churches, organizations and schools can be legally covered.

With the license options, you are covered for the copying activities listed below. All while saving administrative time, effort and expense.

The CCLI Church Copyright License covers the following activities:

Storing Lyrics

Enter and store song lyrics on any computer for visual projection to assist with congregational singing

Printing Songs

Print songs, hymns and lyrics in bulletins, programs, liturgies and song sheets for congregational singing

Recording Services

Record and capture your worship services (audio and video), provided you only are recording live music

Making Custom Arrangements

Arrange, print and copy your own vocal and instrumental arrangements for congregational singing where a published version is not available

Projection or Display

Make copies, digital or physical, of copyright-protected lyrics for projection or display during congregational singing.

Translating Songs

Translate song lyrics into any other language for congregational singing where a published version is not accessible or available

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See our CCLI Church Copyright License Manual for more details

Optional Rehearsal and Streaming license add-ons:

Rehearsal License

This additional coverage enables duplication and sharing of commercial audio recordings when sharing via email, external drives or with worship planning software and sites.

View Terms of Agreement and Labels Covered

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Share Digital Downloads

For those recordings legally covered and digital audio files legally purchased

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Leverage Planning Software

Share legally purchased music using planning software like Planning Center, Onsong or ProPresenter

Streaming License

An optional coverage designed to enable streaming or podcasting of recorded worship services. The Streaming License provides coverage for nearly 450,000 songs covered under the CCLI Church Copyright License.

View Terms of Agreement

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Stream or Podcast Services

Post live-recorded worship service on your church’s site or other streaming platform

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Relax, You’re Covered

Safe streaming for nearly 450,000 songs covered under the CCLI Church Copyright License

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Stream Master Recordings and Multitracks NEW!

Use master recordings and multitracks (e.g. stems, backing tracks, community tracks) to enhance your online church experience.

License Restrictions

The CCLI Rehearsal license allows you to legally copy commercial audio recordings and your own custom rehearsal tracks, and share audio files via email, flash drives or on worship planning websites. The copies are intended for rehearsal purposes only, and are not intended to remain as permanent copies for personal collections.

License Restrictions

The CCLI Streaming license allows you to stream or podcast your live-recorded worship service music on your church’s website or other streaming services. So you can now include your music along with the Pastor’s message as you webcast your church service. The Streaming license does not cover the streaming of secular songs. If your church wants to webcast performances of secular songs, you may want to a consider a webcasting license from the performance rights societies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) or other service companies. Please contact CCLI at 1-800-234-2446 for assistance.

Record Labels covered by Rehearsal License

Check this list of authorized record labels to find out if the music you’d like to copy or share is covered by the CCLI Rehearsal license. If it’s listed here, it’s covered!

Adoration Publications
AGEHR
Alleluia Music
ALM (Abundant Life Ministries UK/Abundant Life Church)
Alpha Praise Music
Andrew Peterson Records (The Far Country album)
Ark Records
Beacon Hill Music
BEC Recordings
Benson Choral
Benson Music Publications
Benson Records
Bethel Music
Big Steps 4 U
Brentwood Choral
Brentwood Kids Music Company (excluding listening CDs)
Brentwood Music
Brentwood Music Publications
C. A. Records
Canaan Records
Canadian International Music
Candela Music Press
Capitol / Gotee
Capitol Christian Music Group
Capitol CMG Label Group
Capitol Music Group / Sparrow Records
Cedarmont Kids
Centricity
Centricity Music
Centricity Records
CFNI (Christ for the Nations) – select albums
Children’s Music Series
Choristers Guild
Church of the Highlands Records
City Christian Publishing
Clear Sight Music
Concord Worship
Corey Voss
Covenant Worship (Covenant Church)
Credential Recordings
Curb Records
Dayspring Records
Deluge Music (Bethany Church)
Difference Media Group
Dovetail Music
Doxology and Theology Records
Eaglemont
Eaglemont Entertainment
EMI / Gospel / NuSpring Records
EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Gospel / Pure Songs
EMI Records Nashville
Encouraging Music
Essential Records
Essential Records / Legacy
Essential Worship
Ever Devoted
Everland Entertainment
Exaltation Publications
Excel Series
Fair Trade
Fair Trade Services
Fair Trade Services, LLC
Fervent Records
Flicker Records
ForeFront Records
Forerunner Music
Fortunate Fall Records
Forty Records
Fred Bock Music Company (No Children’s Musicals)
Friends of the Bridegroom dba Forerunner Music
G3 Worship Music
Gaither Gospel Series
Gaither Music Company
Gaither Music Group
Gateway Worship (Gateway Create Publishing) (Selected Albums)
Genevox
Getty Music
Getty Music Label LLC
GettyMusic Records
GlobalWorshipNow.com
Gotee / Capitol
Gotee / Maverick
Gotee / Mono Vs Stereo
Gotee Music (Admin)
Gotee Records
Gotee Records/Lookalive
GreatWorshipSongs
GreatWorshipSongs.com
Green Hill
Green Hill Productions
Group Publishing
GroupMusic
Heritage Music
Heritage Music Press
Hey Ruth Music (Waterdeep album only)
Hillsong Church T/A Hillsong Music Australia
Hillsong Music Australia
Hope Publishing (Excluding Musicals and Cantatas)
Hosanna! / EPIC
Hosanna! Music
Infuse Records
INO Records
Integrity / Columbia
Integrity / EPIC
Integrity Gospel
Integrity Media
Integrity Music
Jesus Culture
KAJE, LLC
Kikstart Records
Kingsway
Kingsway Music Under Exclusive License to EMI Christian Music Group
Lakeview Media (1 album)
Laurel Press
LifeWay Kids
LifeWay Ninos
LifeWay Worship
LifeWay Worship c/o FBC Woodstock
Lillenas Kids
Lillenas Publishing Company
Lillenas Publishing Company (Record)
Lillenas Records
Lindsborg Music Press
Live Bait Productions
Lorenz Publishing Company
Loving Care Children (a div of Spring Hill Music Group, Inc.)
Man Alive Records
Maranatha Record Company
Maranatha! Music
Martingale Music
Monarch Music
Mono vs. Stereo
Montjoy Music
Myers Music Services
Myrrh Records
NAP Records
Nazarene Publishing House
New Life Worship (New Life Church)
North Point Music (Records)
Parachute Music (select titles)
Pilot Point Music
Planetshakers (Planet Shakers)
PlanetShakers Ministries International
PlanetShakers Records
PraiseCharts
Praisegathering Music Publications
Prestonwood Worship
Provident Label Group
PsalmSinger Music
Purifoy Publishing Company
Radiant Music
Rain On Me Records
Ransom Records
Reach Records
Red Rocks Worship
Red Tie Music
Red Tie Records
Rend Collective
Rethink
Reunion Records
Roger Dean Publishing Company
Sacred Music Press
Sacred Songs
Save the City Records
Simplyword
Six Steps (SIX)
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records
Slanted Records
Solid State Records
Songs4Worship
Sonshine Productions
SoundForth
Southern Faith Songs
Sovereign Grace Ministries
Sovereign Grace Music
Sparrow Label Third Party
Sparrow Records
Spring Hill Music
Spring Hill Music Group, Inc.
Spring Hill Worship
Spring House Production
Spring House, Inc.
Squint
Squint Entertainment
Star Song Music
Steve Green Ministries
Stolen Pride
StraightWay Music
Survivor Records Under Exclusive License to EMI Christian Music Group
The MWS Group
Tooth & Nail Records
Tooth & Nail, LLC
Triune Echo
Triune Music
Troubadour for the Lord Records
Unison Records
Unity Music Press
UpRok Records
Varietal Records / Vineyard Music
Venture3 Media
Vertical Music
Verysimplyword
Vineyard Music
Vineyard Worship
Vireo Records, a division of Sparrow Communications Group
White Dove Productions
Willow Creek Association
Word Group Australia
Word Kids
Word Kidz
Word Music
Word Records
Worship In Unison
Worship Together

Covering a diverse range of ministries and events

We know that one size doesn’t fit every ministry. To meet your needs, we have tailored a Copyright License specifically for you.

Single Ministry

A church or ministry that meets primarily in one location

Multi-Site Ministry

A church or ministry that meets in multiple locations

Criteria for a Multi-Site Ministry

Traveling Ministry

A ministry or individual who uses the license in multiple locations

*Some restrictions apply

One-Time Event

A single event such as a concert, conference or special meeting

How to Determine If You Need a Multi-Site License

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).

The Mobile License is the same as the Church Copyright License, except:

The world’s top publishers. Your favorite songs.

A CCLI license grants you legal access to the world’s leading publishers.

Have we covered the songs you love?

With more than 500,000 songs available from more than 3,000 publishers, you can rest assured that the songs you love are covered. Use SongSelect to find the legal songs that fit your need.

Church Copyright License Pricing

Select the Church Copyright License that best represents your ministry. Optional Rehearsal and Streaming coverages enable sharing and podcasting. Or simply pick the one-time Event License you need for your special event.

Optional license add-ons
Copyright License
Covers storing lyrics, printing songs, recording services, making custom arrangements, projecting or displaying lyrics and translating songs.
Streaming
Optional. Enables streaming or podcasting of recorded worship services.
Rehearsal
Legally copy commercial audio recordings and share audio files via email, flash drives or on worship planning websites.
Size
Base Cost (Annually)
Additional (Annually)
Additional (Annually)
AH: 1–24
Congregational sizes between 1 and 24 people.
$66
Base cost is 66 dollars, annually.
$69
Stream is an additional 69 dollars, annually.
$95
Rehearse is an additional 95 dollars, annually.
A: 25–99
Congregational sizes between 25 and 99 people.
$142
Base cost is 142 dollars, annually.
$72
Stream is an additional 72 dollars, annually.
$121
Rehearse is an additional 121 dollars, annually.
B: 100-199
Congregational sizes between 100 and 199 people.
$243
Base cost is 243 dollars, annually.
$88
Stream is an additional 88 dollars, annually.
$154
Rehearse is an additional 154 dollars, annually.
C: 200-499
Congregational sizes between 200 and 499 people.
$330
Base cost is 30 dollars, annually.
$104
Stream is an additional 104 dollars, annually.
$182
Rehearse is an additional 182 dollars, annually.
D: 500-999
Congregational sizes between 500 and 999 people.
$462
Base cost is 462 dollars, annually.
$136
Stream is an additional 136 dollars, annually.
$238
Rehearse is an additional 238 dollars, annually.
E: 1,000-1,499
Congregational sizes between 1,000 and 1,499 people.
$564
Base cost is 564 dollars, annually.
$197
Stream is an additional 197 dollars, annually.
$295
Rehearse is an additional 295 dollars, annually.
F: 1,500-2,999
Congregational sizes between 1,500 and 2,999 people.
$697
Base cost is 697 dollars, annually.
$263
Stream is an additional 263 dollars, annually.
$352
Rehearse is an additional 352 dollars, annually.
G: 3,000-4,999
Congregational sizes between 3,000 and 4,999 people.
$788
Base cost is 788 dollars, annually.
$327
Stream is an additional 327 dollars, annually.
$466
Rehearse is an additional 466 dollars, annually.
H: 5,000-9,999
Congregational sizes between 5,000 and 9,999 people.
$995
Base cost is 995 dollars, annually.
$389
Stream is an additional 389 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
I: 10,000-19,999
Congregational sizes between 10,000 and 19,999 people.
$1,193
Base cost is 1,193 dollars, annually.
$514
Stream is an additional 514 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
J: 20,000-49,999
Congregational sizes between 20,000 and 9,999 people.
$1,586
Base cost is 1,586 dollars, annually.
$638
Stream is an additional 638 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
K: 50,000-99,999
Congregational sizes between 50,000 and 99,999 people.
$2,378
Base cost is 2,378 dollars, annually.
$951
Stream is an additional 951 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
L: 100,000-199,999
Congregational sizes between 100,000 and 199,999 people.
$4,011
Base cost is 4,011 dollars, annually.
$1,264
Stream is an additional 1,264 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
M: 200,000+
Congregational sizes above 200,000 people.
$6,461
Base cost is 6,461 dollars, annually.
$1,889
Stream is an additional 1,889 dollars, annually.
$579
Rehearse is an additional 579 dollars, annually.
Event License
A single event such as a concert, conference or special meeting.
One-time Cost
$38
Attendance of 1 to 24, a one-time cost of 36 dollars.
$60
Attendance of 25 to 99, a one-time cost of 60 dollars.
$98
Attendance of 100 to 199, a one-time cost of 98 dollars.
$134
Attendance of 200 to 499, a one-time cost of 134 dollars.
$188
Attendance of 500 to 999, a one-time cost of 188 dollars.
$227
Attendance of 1,000 to 1,499, a one-time cost of 227 dollars.
$281
Attendance of 1,500 to 2,999, a one-time cost of 281 dollars.
$315
Attendance of 3,000 to 4,999 a one-time cost of 315 dollars.
$398
Attendance of 5,000 to 9,999 a one-time cost of 398 dollars.
$478
Attendance of 10,000 to 19,999, a one-time cost of 478 dollars.
$635
Attendance of 20,000 to 49,999, a one-time cost of 635 dollars.
$952
Attendance of 50,000 to 99,999, a one-time cost of 952 dollars.
$1,606
Attendance of 100,000 to 199,999, a one-time cost of 1,606 dollars.
$2,585
Attendance above 200,000 a one-time cost of 2,585 dollars.

Multi-site Ministry?

For churches or ministries that meet at multiple locations,
please call us for an estimate: 1-800-234-2446 x4

Ensure your church is covered. Order or renew a license.

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1-800-234-2446
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