As musicians, churches, schools, and other organizations adapt to new circumstances due to COVID-19, it’s important for all to keep in mind that streaming or video recording most music requires additional permissions and licensing.
Some of the same organizations that you may already partner with, including CCLI or One License, offer streaming licenses that cover many pieces from multiple publishers. Instrumental or choral music streamed online in a concert or worship service, as well as any use of our music or lyrics in online presentations, rehearsal tracks/videos, or other supportive formats can also be licensed directly through Music Services, Inc. You can also purchase an easy and cost-effective virtual choir bundle from our partners at Virtual Choir HQ.
Securing permissions and reporting uses are essential for composers and authors, as well as their publishers, to continue creating and producing music. We humbly appreciate your diligence in continuing to use music responsibly, even as the way we use it evolves.