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What does the CCLI licence cover?

This is a helpful infographic from CCLI (the largest copyright administrators for over 300,000 Christian worship songs).

Simply put, if you have a CCLI Licence for your church, you can legally do the following:

  • Project song lyrics for use in congregational singing (using graphics, slides, etc.)
  • Create your own customised songbooks or hymnals for use in congregational singing
  • Print songs, hymns and lyrics in bulletins, programs, liturgies, songsheets for use in congregational singing
  • Create and copy your own arrangements of songs used for congregational singing where no published version is available
  • Record live worship services
  • Create and print your own song translations for congregational singing where no published version is available

You’ll still need separate permission to:

  • Make copies of choral/performance music (e.g. for musicals, orchestrations)
  • Sell or lend out to groups outside your church family any copies made under the CCLI licence
  • Transfer your CCLI licence to another church or group without prior approval

(HT: Ken Boer)