Copyright information for CTE events

If you are duplicating or projecting to a screen the words of a hymn and the copyright owner of the original work has not been dead for over 70 years, then you need to be covered by a licence. CTE holds two copyright licences - CCLI and ONE LICENSE. Neither cover broadcasting (eg Zoom) or recording. Please be aware that if you use our licence, you need to be authorised and you need to send Lorraine Shannon a copy of what you have produced.

Also visit our information page about image copyright and a warning to be very, very careful.

The following guidelines should help to enable you to find the correct copyright wording for hymns

CCLI

CCLI has a hymn search available on their website here so that you can see what is the status of your hymn. For example, if you search for Amazing Grace, there are various options, but it confirms that the words by John Newton are in the public domain.


If you search for Servant King, Graham Kendrick's name pops to the top of the results and if you click the song title, you can be reassured that the words are the ones you want and this means that the song is covered by our CCLI licence.

Once you are happy that your hymn is covered by CCLI, you need to put the following information at the end of your words: [Author] © [Year, Owner] reproduced under CCL Licence no.233979.

For example: Fred Bloggs © 1970 Happy Music reproduced under CCL Licence no.233979.

ONE LICENSE

ONE LICENSE has a hymn search available on their website here. We have a print licence only which is normally for events up to 100 people.

Once you are happy that your hymn is covered by our ONE LICENSE, you will need to put the following information at the end of your words: © [Year] [Owner] Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE #A-631600

For example: © 2003, ABC Music Co., Reprinted with permission.  All rights reserved.  ONE LICENSE #A-631600.

Please note, if your hymn is neither in the public domain nor covered by one of our two licences, please either use your own licence or find another hymn. (Quite apart from the cost, we are very sorry but we don't have the staff time required to chase up elusive copyright permission.)
 

Please remember

If you use our licences, you must send Lorraine Shannon a copy of your leaflet or PowerPoint slides.  Our licences do not cover broadcasting, eg via Zoom, or recording.
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