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Licence Types

The following is a listing of licence types offered by Hillsong Publishing and their sub-publishers world wide.

NB: If you are outside Australia and New Zealand, please refer to our Sub-Publishers page to see if the country you are in has a local sub-publisher. If there is a sub-publisher for your region, please contact them directly for assistance in obtaining a licence for your project. If there is not a sub-publisher for your region, please contact Hillsong Publishing by email at publishing@hillsong.com or call +61 2 8853 5284 for a quotation.

MECHANICAL LICENCE

A Mechanical licence is for the reproduction of a song on a CD, Music DVD or Cassette. As Hillsong Publishing is a member of the Australian Mechanical Copyright Owner's Society (AMCOS), please defer to Hillsong Publishing staff on whether or not you will need to take out a licence through AMCOS.

This licence has a standard term of 12 months and is charged at 6% of Recommended Retail Price (RRP) pro rata plus a standard $25.00 administration fee.

COMMERCIAL PRINT LICENCE

A Commercial Print licence is for music books and sheet music, including commercially distributed arrangements.

This licence has a standard term of 12 months and is charged at 12.5% of Recommended Retail Price (RRP) pro rata plus a standard $25.00 administration fee.

Please note that if you are seeking to reproduce lyrics or sheet music for your church service or worship team, your best option will be to take out a CCLI licence. Please refer to the CCLI Website for further information.

PRINT (SPECIAL) LICENCE

A Print (Special) licence is for any lyric or music print reproductions that are NOT music books or sheet music. i.e. greeting cards, wedding programs, gift items, novels, magazines etc. If the song is being quoted in a literary work, please send the page before, page of and page after the quotation for consideration.

The royalty rate for this licence will vary depending upon how the lyric or music is used within your project. Generally, we charge $0.10 to $0.15 per copy plus a standard $25.00 administration fee. Please contact Hillsong Publishing by email at publishing@hillsong.com or call +61 2 8853 5284 for a quotation.

SYNCHRONISATION LICENCE

A Synchronisation licence is required when music is being "synchronised" with other media, such as video, film and advertising. The particular sound recording information as well as the song information is required for this licence type. Please contact Hillsong Publishing by email at publishing@hillsong.com or call +61 2 8853 5284 for a quotation.

CHURCH REPRODUCTION LICENCE

A Church Reproduction licence covers churches for usage specific for worship in a church setting. This includes print reproduction, non-commercial mechanical reproductions and customised arrangements.

This licence has a standard term of 12 months and is charged at $10.00 per song plus a standard $25.00 administration fee.

MASTER USE LICENCE

This is a request for the use of the sound recording owned by Hillsong Music Australia. This includes the duplications of sound recording/s for church worship teams, compilations, and use of sound recordings in film and video. For master use requests, we will require a full description of the purpose for which the music will be used, and a listing of each song requested, including the duration for each song and which album each song is from.

The royalty rate for master use licences varies greatly depending upon how you are using the sound recording. If you are seeking to use a master sound recording synchronised with other media, please contact Hillsong Publishing by email at publishing@hillsong.com or call +61 2 8853 5284 for a quotation. If you are creating a compilation or duplication, the royalty rate is $0.60 per master/ per unit plus a standard $25.00 administration fee.

 

CHURCH REHEARSAL CD LICENCE

This is a request for the use of the sound recording/s owned by Hillsong Music Australia, for church worship teams to learn songs. For Church Rehearsal CD requests, we will require a listing of each song requested and which album each song is from.

This licence has a standard term of 90 days, and is charged at $0.40 per master/ per unit plus a standard $25.00 administration fee.

ADMINISTRATION FEE

Each licence will incur a standard $25.00 administration fee in addition to the royalties. However, if you apply for more than one licence at a time, only one administration fee will be added to your invoice.

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