Making photocopies, projecting words for singing, making copies of MP3s
To invite other people to sing one of our songs as a group requires making copies, either photocopies or by creating a file
for projecting words/music on a screen. The right to make these kinds of copies is called reproduction rights, and these are
administered in two different ways:
In both cases, if payment is owing you can either pay online using the Pay Now button on the artist's page or send us a cheque or money order to:
If you wish to make copies of our music for congregational singing (not choral performance), the simplest way is to obtain
an annual copyright license from www.licensingonline.org, and report use of
our music under that license. Not only do you get to use as much of our music as you wish for one fixed yearly price,
but you also get access to their huge catalogue of music by other songwriters from across Canada and around the world.
If you do not have a www.licensingonline.org license and don't plan to
obtain one, then contact us for permission and we will make suitable arrangements with you.
If you wish to make copies of our music for choral performance, we ask for $1 CAD per copy of a song (we pay appropriate
taxes out of this fee), and you can then add your now legal copies to your choral library for use anytime.
We recognize that people often make decisions about using a song at the last minute, so feel free to just use it and report use after the fact.
We trust you!
PO Box 1211
Gibsons, BC, Canada, V0N 1V0
Phone: (604) 886-5989
When you purchase one of our MP3 files, you may make as many copies as you need for your own personal use, for example storing a
copy on your hard drive, burning a copy to a CD for playing in your car stereo, etc. But you may not make additional copies to
distribute to other people without contacting us first for permission. Instead, please direct people to our website so they can
purchase and download a copy for themselves.
Mechanical and Synchonization Rights:
Recording a new version of a song, including one of our songs or recordings in a print collection, audio compilation, film, video or multimedia production
We welcome requests to use one of our print or audio files for another purpose such as in a film or song collection and recognize
that there are many ways in which people might use our music, so we encourage you to contact us for permission. We are happy to
accept standard mechanical and synchronization rates and will consider special requests to use our music for charity purposes.
Live concert, public broadcast
When you purchase a PDF of a song from us, that gives you the right to sing it for your own enjoyment to your heart's content.
If you wish to sing it for people in worship, then feel free - performance of music in public worship is exempt from royalty.
If you wish to sing it for people in a public event such as a concert for which people have paid money to attend, or for public
broadcast, then contact www.socan.ca, our performance rights administrators, for permission. Similar rules hold true for playing
MP3 files - for your own personal use or during worship there are no royalties owing, but in a concert environment, for a public
broadcast, or wherever it serves a business purpose royalties are due, administered through www.socan.ca. For further information
on performance rights, visit http://socan.ca/jsp/en/music_users/copyright_intro.jsp,
SOCAN West Coast Division
1201 West Pender Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 2V2
Phone: (604) 669-5569
Toll-free: 1-800-93 SOCAN (that's 1-800-937-6226)
Fax: (604) 688-1142