Queensland Baptists (QB) has negotiated group arrangements for a variety of copyright licences in order to assist QB churches with their enquiries and to obtain a discount through the group arrangements.
All of these licences are available directly with the organisations, however, churches would not be able to receive the benefit of the discount if that is the case.
The CCLI and BSML have an annual renewal date of 1 October, and the CAL group deals have an annual renewal date of 1 January. QB will request people to confirm their renewals of both accounts during the Annual Information Returns which are sent to the churches during July-August each year.
If a church needs to take out a new licence during the year, the church needs to make that arrangement with the organisation directly, and advise QB on their Annual Return that they would like to join the group deal for the following year.
CCLI Group Deal
QB has a group arrangement with CCLI which covers three of their licences:
- Copyright (CCL) – 30% discount
- Music Reproduction (MRL) – 15% discount
- Church Video (CVL) – 20% discount
These licenses have an annual renewal date of 1 October.
CCLI also have an Event licence and a Multi-Site licence available to churches which is NOT included in the group arrangement.
CCLI also has a software platform called SongSelect where churches can download sheet music for their own use. For a church to hold a SongSelect account, they need to already hold a Copyright (CCL) licence with CCLI. SongSelect is also NOT included in the group licence, and needs to be known to be the location for purchasing sheet music, it is not a licence to use the music in the church.
If a church would like to hold a SongSelect account, or obtain an Event or Multi-Site Licence, please contact CCLI directly.
For more information about these licences, please see the CCLI website.
Big Studio Movie Licence (BSML) – Heritage Films
QB has negotiated a group arrangement with Heritage Films for their Big Studio Movie Licence (BSML) which entitles QB churches to a 10-20% discount.
This licence has an annual renewal date of 1 October.
For more information about the licence, as well as the movie studios covered under the licence, please see the BSML website.
CAL Group Licence
The Worship Licence specifically covers literary material used in the service itself, in Sunday or Sabbath schools and study groups and print or digital newsletters distributed to the congregation. Content can be shown on an overhead projector and in digital presentations during the service.
For some of the larger parishes a general corporate licence is required as they are posting material to their website, sharing information/content internally for research or with committee members, some parishes have a weekday education program, are giving presentations outside of a worship service and a general corporate licence allows for the external sharing of newspaper articles.
The licence fees for the Worship Licence is generally calculated by the average weekly attendance at approx. $1 per person.
This licence has an annual renewal date of 1 January.