Question / Issue
Does the Church Copyright License cover music we want to use on our church website?
Answer / Solution
No. By its nature, a website is accessible far beyond the boundaries of a local church congregation. Since the Church Copyright License includes no provisions for broadcast or streaming rights, the use of copyrighted music or lyrics on a website is not covered by the Church Copyright License. If you would like to include music on your church's website, you need to secure the proper performance/broadcast licenses.
Contact the following companies that represent these permissions in the United States:
ASCAP at www.ascap.com
BMI at www.bmi.com
SESAC at www.sesac.com