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Artist and Songwriters

Why does CCLI matter to Artists and Songwriters?

Your content shares a message of hope, of respect, and of love for God through song. It is a gift that inspires. It heals. It unites. And it deserves to be enjoyed by everyone in the Christian community and throughout the 250,000 churches worldwide who trust CCLI.

We believe that artists and songwriters deserve rightful compensation for their efforts. And moreover, if writing great songs of worship is how one chooses to make a living, all the better. CCLI helps to make that dream a reality.

CCLI is the Christian songwriter’s path to new audiences and we provide you with the assurance that your creative product is being accessed and copied legally and that you are being paid fairly for the work you create. It provides the platform to introduce your songs to Christian churches and congregations around the world. Most of all, CCLI honors your work as the thread that unites Christian people in worship.

“I am honored to be part of CCLI. It is a blessing that their heart is to serve the church and that they provide the music license that protects so many of the important copyright issues.” — CeCe Winans

What does CCLI do for Artists and Songwriters?

Copyright is the exclusive right provided to the author or owner of original creative work. That’s you. To honor your work, CCLI partners with labels, publishers and Christian churches and organizations to ensure that these assets — your assets — are fairly and properly protected by law. Further, CCLI makes your work accessible and attainable to audiences who want to hear your message in song.

For artists and songwriters, CCLI establishes direct access to channels of distribution and to audiences who not only honor and value creative output, but who are enabled to purchase, rehearse, perform and share your musical content legally because you are compensated for your efforts.

CCLI provides the following to our Artist and Songwriter Partners:

  • Enables greater visibility and exposure to their songs and lyrics
  • Ensures fair compensation for legal product usage
  • Fosters equitable relationships among all parties
  • Honors the work of artists and songwriters
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See how CCLI and SongSelect works for Artists and Songwriters

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If you’re a label, a publisher or an artist or songwriter who looks to reach new audiences and who wishes to partner with CCLI, we welcome your enquiry. You’re the reason we are able to make this content available and to bring congregations the world over together through music.

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