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Licences

Licences you will most likely need for your Church, but be sure to read the PDF from the Australian Copyright Council first.

The Australian Copyright Council (http://www.copyright.org.au/) have a guide available for download, specifically aimed at Churches.  You can download the PDF from their website here.  The information sheet has some common copyright issues that arise for Churches and outlines the ways in which permission can be obtained for use of religious copyright material.

Copyright Licence

This Licence gives permission for churches to:-

  • project out lyrics and music.
  • print lyrics in service sheets.
  • record services on behalf of those unable to attend in person in video or audio format.
  • create musical arrangements where no published version exists.

For more information, head to the CCLI website.

Music Reproduction Licence

This Licence gives permission for churches to:-

  • permission to photocopy or scan sheet music (even if the music is no longer in copyright) from a song book, music publication or file.
  • share digital sheet music files by email, shared app or cloud.

For more information, head to the CCLI website.

Video Licence

This Licence gives permission for churches to:-

  • show film scenes during a service.
  • show full-length films as an outreach or in a social setting.

For more information, head to the CCLI website.

KAREN’S SIDENOTE – only a selection of movies are covered. Check CCLI listings for films. Other option is to contact producers directly for permission to show film.

Performance Licence

This Licence gives permission for churches to:-

  • public performance of live music at non-service events like youth groups, choir concert, band performances, social events and Christmas Carol events where no admission is charged.

For more information, head to the CCLI website.

Streaming Licence

  • streaming or podcasting of recorded worship services for songs only covered under the CCLI Copyright Licence.

For more information, head to the CCLI website.

CD and Digital Music Licence

This Licence gives permission for churches to:-

  • play majority of commercially released music, CD and Digital music.

https://onemusic.com.au/

PLEASE NOTE:- Check websites for current licencing website information as they are changed and updated regularly and this information maybe out of date.

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Written by:-

Karen Stuckey has been a Virtual Assistant to many Pastors and Churches in Australia since 2011. It was birthed out of her relative and friends, who were Pastoring in Churches, asked her to find out information on where to get this or that, or what’s the best so and so to use. From this she saw a need and began supporting Pastors and Leaders from around the nation.

Prior to this, her and her husband Gavin, ran home groups, healing meetings, soaker services, kids ministry, hospital chaplain (Karen), playgroup (Karen), hospitality services etc. They have 3 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law and 2 grand children.

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