We don’t like writing legal stuff, and you probably don’t like reading it either, so below is a an easier-to-understand summary of all the stuff you'll find in the Music Permissions information on this site. Simply put, we ask that you not do things that might compromise our ability to sell music to others.
When you buy music from Group or a program that contains music, you’re purchasing the rights to play the music during your in-person church events/programs. However, making copies is a copyright violation, which includes posting it online. We want to support top Christian songwriters, producers, and musicians by collaborating with them to create quality music that engages kids’ hearts and minds in worship. Your purchase—and respect for music copyrights—helps make these powerful music resources possible. So, thanks for helping us to continue to provide music kids love. ❤
Now, if you still have questions, click the links on the left to find more information on specific topics. The information contained within all these sections is intended to cover the different kinds of music resources Group provides and the common questions and scenarios we encounter. If you would like to request permission to use Group-owned print or media content, please download our Permission Request Form, fill it out, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is not intended to be and should not be used as legal advice. Should you have legal questions about copyright or fair use, there’s no better person to help ensure you’re following the law than your own attorney.
A great amount of time and finances are used to produce quality music. We greatly appreciate all you do to ensure you’re using Group and our licensor’s music in a way that follows copyright law and doesn’t harm our or their ability to continue producing music for kids and ministries across the globe.
If you have already purchased music from Group or music was included in a program you purchased, you may find this printable guide helpful to download and keep on-hand: