Copyright Inquiry

Before you apply or write to us, please read the entire application process as specified below.

Stream of Praise has always strived to be a channel of blessings to churches all over the world. Therefore, using our songs during church service, wedding, conference, and cell group worship is completely free of charge, and no application is required. If your church is a member of CCLI (www.ccli.com), we do kindly ask you to submit the copy report to CCLI regularly.

The obtaining the license of our songs is a simple process. Your entire application can be completed online. Therefore, we encourage you to use the online e-Application. If you need to apply for more than one type of usage, please submit your application for each usage separately. Each application is good for 3 songs. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Each application is subject to a US$15.00 service fee.

Special Application
Any copyright application submitted to SOP via email/fax/postal mail would be considered as Special Application. Each application is subject to a US$15.00 service fee for 1-3 songs. (4-10 Songs USD $30, 10+ Songs USD $60, 100+ Songs USD $500)

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please e-mail us directly at copyright@sop.org for any other inquiries.

New songs within one year of published date are not available for copyright application.

 Others: SOP has the right to refuse any party the right to use the songs. Please include copyright information as follow: song title, composers, copyright year (© 2016 Stream of Praise Music Ministries)  

 

Online E-Application

 

Payment & Donation
Church Usage
Stream of Praise has always strived to be a channel of blessings to churches all over the world. Therefore, using our songs during church service, wedding, conference, and cell group worship is completely free of charge, and no application is required. If your church is a member of CCLI www.ccli.com, we do kindly ask you to submit the copy report to CCLI regularly.

A. Church usage of lyric or songs

Condition: No application necessary if lyric or a song usage (not including music scores) is limited to the list below and there is no intention of publishing, recording or selling needs.

Usage: Church Sunday service, fellowship, small group, wedding, special celebration event, memorial services, church/non-profit organization retreat or hand book, church bulletin/catalog, Pro Presenter, translate to native language.

B. Church Service Video/Audio Live Recording

Condition: No application necessary if usage is limited to the list below and there is no intention of publishing, recording or selling needs.

Usage:

1.Church Service Video/Audio Live Recording-CD/DVD can duplicate 100 copies. For more than 100 copies, please visit Video Synchronization License page.
2.Church Sunday Service Live Recording- Display on Church Web Page

C. Arrange/Rearrange SOP Songs

Condition: No application necessary if usage is limited to the list below and there is no intention of publishing, recording or selling needs.

Usage: Church only

Choir and Instrument score Print License
Online Application SPLA

A. Choir, string, piano, drum or other instrument score Print License

Condition: Score printed for individual church use only and not for sale; you must meet both of the following requirements. Use 3 songs with no more than 5 copies. Please submit application if one of the requirements is not met.

Fee:
a. USD$1.00 per copy, per song, for 6-50 photocopies
b. USD$0.75 per copy for quantities between 51-100 copies
c. USD$0.50 per copy, per song thereafter

Songbook Digital/Print/Photocopy License
Online Application PLA

 

A. Songbook Commercial Digital or Print License (ISBN)

Condition: Songbook reprinted in a commercially distributed product

Fee: USD$.20 per copy, per song, for words and music copies.

B. Songbook Non-Commercial Photocopy License

Condition: To photocopy a song from a SOP publication songbook for more than 5 copies.

Fee:
a. USD$1.25 per copy, per song, for 6-150 photocopies
b. USD$1.00 per copy for quantities between 151-249 copies
c. USD$0.75 per copy, per song thereafter

C.  Song Lyric Print License (ISBN)

Condition: Song Lyric printed in a commercially distributed product

Fee: USD$.12 per copy, per song, for words only copies

Video
Online Application SLA

A. Non-Commercial Video License

Condition: Use SOP song as background music in video production for special personal & church events (wedding, celebration, funerals, fund raising or promotion videos). VCD, DVD format.

Fee:
If 100 copies or less-Free
If over 100 copies-USD$0.091 per copy, per song

B. Commercial Video Synchronization License

Condition: To use a song in a video. Song can be actual “on-screen” performance by an artist or group, or an “off-screen” performance by studio musicians, to serve as background or source music.

Fee: USD$0.15 per copy, per song

C. Motion Picture Synchronization License

Condition: To use a song in a feature film theatrical release as a theme, as background music or source music. Either an original artist recording is used or one prepared by studio musicians.

Fee: One-time fee. Contact us for a quotation.

D. CD-Rom Synchronization License CD-Rom

To use a song together with visual images contained on a CD-ROM disk.

Fee: USD$0.091 per song, per disk copy

Record
Online Application MLA

A. Non-Commercial Mechanical License

Condition: To record a song onto a CD, cassette, etc. Project is made and distributed at the expense of an individual or group.

Fee: The statutory rate, as revised by the Library of Congress. The statutory rate is US$0.091 per copy, per song for songs five minutes and under; songs over five minutes in length are US$0.0175 per minute rounding up to the next minute (e.g. a song that is 6’01 in length would be rounded to 7 minutes and multiplied by 0.0175).

B. Commercial Mechanical License

Condition: To record a song onto a CD, cassette, etc. Project is made, distributed and promoted at the expense of a major record label.

Fee: The statutory rate, as revised by the Library of Congress. The statutory rate is US$0.091 per copy, per song for songs five minutes and under;

C. Accompaniment Track License

Condition: To record a song using Stream of Praise MMO (music track) onto a CD, cassette, etc.

Fee: The statutory rate is US$0.091 per copy, per song for songs five minutes and under;

D. Midi License

Condition: To use a song in a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) product, containing digital information on CD/DVD/CD-Rom, which can be altered.

Fee: The statutory rate is US$0.091 per copy, per song.

E. TV Commercial Synchronization License

Condition: To broadcast a song on local or regional television for a1year license term.

Fee: Contact us for a quotation.

Web
Online Application WLA

A. Online Lyric Display

Condition: To display the lyrics (not including guitar chord, simplified music, and music notations) of a song on an internet web page.

C. Internet Performance License

Condition: To play a song (or part of a song) on a web site for promotional purposes only (i.e., web site designed to promote the activities of a church, civic group, etc.). Free if use under 1 song and have no intend of selling or publishing.

Fee: USD$50 per song for a 1 year license term if plan to use more than 1 song

D. Website Usage License/Commercial Digital Phonorecord License

Condition: Use of a song by a record label or other corporate entity, as a downloadable audio file delivered via the world wide web.

Fee: Your retail price must be between US$0.90-US$1.50 per song, per download. Our fee begins at 25% pro-rata of the retail-selling price of the download.

E. Commercial digital Online Print License

Condition: Use of a song from a songbook by a record label or other corporate entity, as a downloadable digital print delivered via the world wide web

Fee: Your retail price must be between US$0.75-US$1.50 per song, per download. Our fee begins at 25% pro-rata of the retail-selling price of the download.

F. Non-Commercial YouTube Usage License

Condition: To play a song (or part of a song) on Youtube for promotional purposes only (i.e., promote the church event, christian nonprofit group, etc.). First song is free for 1 year license term.

Fee: $50 each song if want to use more than 1 song.

G. Commercial YouTube Usage License

Condition: To play a song (or part of a song) on Youtube with advertisement to profit.

Fee: USD$50 per song for a 1 year license term.

Broadcast
Online Application BLA

A. Web Broadcast License

Condition: To broadcast any Stream of Praise song on your website or web program. License term varies from one (1) month to one (1) year. If you currently hold a BMI broadcasting license, no application necessary.

Fee: Contact us for a quotation

B. Radio Broadcast License

Condition: To broadcast any Stream of Praise song on local or regional radio stations/radio programs. License term-1 year. If you currently hold a BMI broadcasting license, no application necessary.

Fee: Contact us for a quotation

C. Television Broadcast License

Condition: To broadcast any Stream of Praise song on your local television station/ program. License term-1 year. If you currently hold a BMI broadcasting license, no application necessary.

Fee: Contact us for a quotation