A created work may appear in different forms and be used in different ways. E.g. a song may be owned by its composer, who has exclusive rights to perform it. But a recording of that song also involves the rights of the performers and the owners/publishers of the particular recording. Print music also involve the rights of arrangers and publishers. Videos involve a number of copyrights – the story, script, the filmed product, performances, soundtracks, publishers, distributors, …
Mission Team/THQ has arranged a group purchase of several licenses (at a significant discount). These include: APRA Community Group License CCL (Church Copyright License) CVL (Church Video License) Big Movie Studio License (Heritage group) ALL corps/centres with a regular worship service are now covered by these 4 licenses.
Why are there 2 video licenses? Because neither CVL or BMSL covers all studios and producers. Holding only one of these severely limits options in using movies effectively in ministry e.g. Disney is covered by BMSL but Paramount is covered by CVL.
Why do we all have different license numbers? Even though our Territory has a ‘group arrangement’ with CCLI, each centre still requires individual licenses. This is a legal requirement as licenses are specific to a location/site or a specific local church expression. Our group license arrangement is simply a bulk purchase of all TSA Eastern individual licenses, to gain a healthy discount and to manage renewal paperwork centrally. Each location has a unique Church ID, and unique license numbers for CCL & CVL as allocated by CCLI.
What about SongSelect? SongSelect is a subscription service – not a license – though it works similarly. Each subscription gives 200 unique song titles per year that users can print from the online database. You can print a copy of the lead sheet, the chord chart (and vocal lead in Premium version), and you can print them in any key or keys you need. Individual corps/centres need to purchase their own subscription as titles, prints & copies need to be managed by the individual end user. If you need to make extra copies or photocopies, you will also need to purchase the MRL (Music Reproduction License – see the CCLI website).