Custom License Rates and Descriptions


License Type and Description

Song Rate

(Mechanical)
Recording Rate

(Master)
Arrangement (Custom Transcription or Orchestration)

Custom transcription of song as an orchestration piece or arrangement.
$0.20 per song / per copy for words and music.  
Bulletin or Program (One-time Lyric Use)

Song (words only) reprinted in a church bulletin or songsheet for a one time church service or event.
$35 per song  
CD / Cassette (Mechanical)

Use of a song made available on CD or Cassette. This license will allow an individual or group to make their own recording of a song or to use an existing artist recording of the song. Flat license fee is paid based on a set number of units produced.
$.091 per song / per copy for songs up to 4:59 in length, $.0175 per song / per copy / per minute for songs 5:00 or longer in length.

(Statutory mechanical rate set by statute)
$0.25 per song / per copy
Digital Audio Download (MP3, AAC, WAV)

This license will allow an individual or group to make their own audio recording of a song or to use an existing artist recording of the song and to make it available on the internet for download. A download creates a permanent copy of the music rather than a temporary file like a stream. A flat license fee is paid based on a set number of downloads allowed.
$.091 per song / per copy for songs up to 4:59 in length, $.0175 per song / per copy / per minute for songs 5:00 or longer in length.

(Statutory mechanical rate set by statute)
$0.25 per song / per copy
Live Performance (Drama or Musical)

The use of a song in a public performance. Either by  live musicians or from an artist recording played in the background.
$25 per song / per week for amateur productions, $250 per song / per week for professional productions.  
Live Performance (Not a religious services, i.e. concert)

The use of a song in a public performance. Either by  live musicians or from an artist recording played in the background.
$25 per song / per week for amateur productions, $250 per song / per week for professional productions.  
Lyric Display (Slides, Overheads, PowerPoint Projections)

Song lyrics displayed on slides, overheads or PowerPoint presentations in church or other congregational settings.
$20 per song / per every 500 viewers.  
Lyric Reprint

Reprint all or part of the song lyrics in some other medium such as a small devotional guide or other church related materials. 
$0.12 per song / per copy for words only.  
Lyric Reprint in Book

Reference song lyrics in a book you've authored.  This license is intended for self-published individuals and not intended for products distributed nationally by commercial publishers.
$40 flat fee per song.  
Lyric On Merchandise (T-Shirts, Mugs, Hats)

Song lyrics licensed to be printed on various forms of merchandise.


 
Online Audio Stream

Stream an audio track online that is not downloadable. You can use your own custom recording of the song or use a recording you have purchased. If you are streaming an audio track you have purchased you must pay for the use of the song and the recording.
$15.00 per song / per 6 months. $15.00 per song / per 6 months.
Online Video Stream (i.e. YouTube)

Stream a video online (not available as a downloaded permanent file) with a song playing in the background. You can use your own custom recording of the song or use a recording you have purchased. If you are streaming an audio track in the video you have purchased you must pay for the use of the song and the recording.
$15.00 per song / per 6 months. $15.00 per song / per 6 months.
Rehearsal Track (Copy of Entire Musical - Out Of Print Only)

License to make copies of an out of print musical for the purpose of choir or worship team rehearsals.
$.091 per song / per copy for songs up to 4:59 in length, $.0175 per song / per copy / per minute for songs 5:00 or longer in length.

(Statutory mechanical rate set by statute)
$0.25 per song / per copy
Rehearsal Track (Single Song for Choir or Worship Team)

License to make copies of a single song for choir or worship team rehearsals.
$.091 per song / per copy for songs up to 4:59 in length, $.0175 per song / per copy / per minute for songs 5:00 or longer in length.

(Statutory mechanical rate set by statute)
$0.25 per song / per copy
Sheet Music Download (i.e. PDF, Finale)

Make sheet music available for download on your website.
$0.20 per song / per copy.  
Sheet Music or Chord Chart Reprint

Reprint all or part of the song lyrics and music notation in some other medium such as a small devotional guide or other church related materials.
$0.20 per song / per copy for words and music.  
Sheet Music Photocopies (Entire Music - Out Of Print Only)

To photocopy an entire out of print musical from a publication (songbook, choral book, etc.).
$0.12 per song / per copy for words only, $.20 per song / per copy for words and music.  
Sheet Music Photocopies (Single Song)

To photocopy a single song from a publication (songbook, choral book, etc.).
$1.25 per song / per copy up to 150 copies, $0.75 per song / per copy thereafter.  
Songbook (To Be Sold)

Song reprinted in a songbook that will be available for purchase.
12.5% of retail price, pro-rated by the number of copyrights in the book.  
Video (DVD, VHS or CD-ROM)

Use of a song played in the background of a video on DVD, VHS or CD-ROM, made for individual, church or small venue use. Often referred to as a Synchronization license
$0.15 per song / per copy for VHS, $0.20 per song / per copy for DVD, $0.25 per song / per copy for CD_ROM. $0.25 per song / per copy
Video Download

This license will allow an individual or group to make their own audio visual recording of a song or to use an existing artist recording of the song and to make it available on the internet for download. A download creates a permanent copy of the music rather than a temporary file like a stream. A flat license fee is paid based on a set number of downloads allowed.
$0.20 per song / per download. $0.25 per song / per copy