Copyright Compliance

Copyright compliance is a huge area of responsibility and concern for most church music leaders and others who use copyrighted materials. Often, obtaining the proper licenses for compliance can be a confusing, difficult and time-consuming process.

There are several options for obtaining music copyright and staying in compliance. Licensing is based on your church membership, and options are based on how you plan to use the music.

Licensing also is needed for showing videos as well as for broadcasting your worship services online, including via Facebook Live.

For broadcasting worship services on cable, your cable provider is responsible for obtaining the necessary copyright permissions to broadcast your service.

If you need any additional information, visit website for the U.S. Copyright Office.