As you move to pour more energy into your digital experiences and portions of those experiences, namely the worship portions, are streaming to social media sites as well, you’ll want to be prepared when it comes to your music licensing.
Most churches use CCLI to cover all in-person worship gatherings, but be aware that CCLI also has an add-on live-streaming license.
CCLI stands for Christian Copyright Licensing International
The Christian music that has been released in the past decades has been released by people who have worked and poured their lives into making music for the church.
CCLI helps the church stay within the bounds of legality and allows us to do ministry without the possibility of abusing the music we use in our church’s.
CCLI offers 3 distinct options.
You can get a COPYRIGHT LICENSE to ensure your church is covered simply and legally. This license is tailored to your singing activities.
Another service option is SONG SELECT which is a source of licensed content that draws from a library of more than 100,000 songs of worship.
And the last service is CHURCH VIDEO LICENSE & SCREEN VUE.
SONG SELECT is a another TOOL from CCLI that will help you in your role at your church. SONG SELECT will help you plan and prepare your band for worship and also will serve your production team. CCLI’s SONG SELECT allows you to transpose the music you have picked into the desired key.
CCLI serves not just the worship leaders of a church. Actually, this service serves the entire church.
Worship leaders benefit from the many tools and resources, but Pastors have a message to share and CCLI can help you legally support that message through the use of media.
Make sure you have your CCLI and add-on Livestreaming license in place before you stream your service, especially the worship.
Carl Barnhill has served on staff at some of the largest churches and organizations in the country. He served as Media Director at Precept Ministries International, directing the television and radio program Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, broadcasted to over 98 million homes around the world. He served as Video Production Director at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS. He most recently served as Video Coordinator for Newspring Church in South Carolina. He currently serves as Creative Director and Owner of[twelve:thirty]media, serving churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching.