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FAQs

Copyright/Using Our Music

Copyright is a difficult issue for many people to understand, so thank you in advance for you attention to legal matters! We make a large part of our living through the music we create, and illegal copying therefore hurts our ability to create more music.

Here are some answers regarding the various ways you might use our music.

If you wish to print words to our songs in your worship order or to project words for group singing in worship, small groups, and events, copyright permission for all of our music is available through LicenSing–Copyright Cleared Music for Churches. We ask that you please be diligent in recording all uses of our material, since we only get paid when you tell LicenSing you have used our songs! If your congregation does not have LicenSing, contact us and we will make other arrangements. We want our music to be accessible, so please feel free to use it in worship when the Spirit moves you and report such use to us after the fact.

If you want to sing one of our songs as an anthem or performance piece with your choir, soloist, or small ensemble, permission is needed from us in order to make copies of music, since LicenSing only covers copying for congregational singing purposes. Again, we want our music to be accessible, so please feel free to use it with your ensemble when the Spirit moves you and report such use to us after the fact. In general, we ask for $1 per copy of a song and then it is yours to keep in your permanent music library.

If you wish to record one of our songs in an audio or video format, permission is needed from us. For charitable purposes we typically allow people and organizations to record our songs free of charge. For other purposes, we are happy with standard mechanical royalty rates, so contact us to find out what the current industry rates are.

If you wish to play a song from one of our recordings (mp3, CD, cassette, etc.) during worship, please go ahead and do so (if it is a legal copy!). Playing or performing music during worship (and webcasting your worship services) is exempt from copyright payment under Canadian law.

You'll find further links regarding copyright on our weblinks page.

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