Copyright guidelines for churches
Copyright is an important issue for all congregations. There have been significant changes in copyright laws and licensing organisations in the last few years. Please make sure you read the following copyright guidelines carefully to ensure that your congregation is fully compliant.
Copyright Listings, All Together Songbooks and Lutheran Hymnal Supplement
Copyright Administrators for the ‘All Together’ Songbooks, the Lutheran Hymnal Supplement and Together At Christmas
(This document was last updated in July 2020. Every effort is being made to ensure that the latest copyright licensing arrangements are recorded and that the contact details for songwriters are correct. If you are aware of any errors, please contact the Churchwide Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 8267 7300. Please check back on a regular basis as we will update this list when we obtain further information.)
These booklets break down the guidelines into smaller sections, with simplified language and flowcharts to assist congregations in understanding different aspects of copyright. New resources will be added regularly.
Copyright for Christmas Carols
APRA AMCOS has provided an excellent resource outlining the copyright holders of a wide range of Christmas Carols. Click here.