Using music from iSingWorship for your services online.
Using iSingWorship for your services online.
There are 2 areas to consider regarding the legalities of using recorded music for your services online.
1) The recording rights - these are the rights held by the owner of the particular recording you use.
2) The publishing rights - these are the composition rights held by the original song writer(s) and are usually administered by their publisher.
We produce and own all the recordings in iSingWorship and are happy to give consent for any of these to be streamed over the internet when providing services for your congregation. In addition, due to the current circumstances, we are waiving all fees relating to streaming our recordings for the foreseeable future. We also give permission for our songs to be used where you record your service in advance and post it online for members of your congregation to play back later.
When using our songs online, you may sometimes receive a notice regarding copyright depending on the technology you are using. This message will state something along the lines of "This song is under copyright by The Orchard/Movation". This is the streaming provider protecting our interests as the owner of the recordings and you have our permission to continue.
If you are using YouTube, simply ignore any copyright notice you see, we are currently in the process of working with our digital distributor to remove this flag.
If you are using Facebook, unfortunately we have had some reports of certain songs being blocked. So far we haven't been able to resolve this but we are continuing to work with our digital distributor to find a solution. Therefore, as it stands, we would currently recommend not using Facebook for streaming.
Zoom (and other 'peer to peer' systems)
There are no reports of any issues when using Zoom or similar systems.
We also give consent for our recordings to be distributed to smaller congregations as part of your service (up to a maximum of 50 people) via physical CDs or other storage media.
To clear the publishing rights for streaming of copyrighted songs, you need a CCLI streaming license. Every song found in our library is covered by that license. To find out more, please visit
You may find the easiest way to stream our songs is to use the MP4 lyric videos versions from our sister site: As you would imagine, we are not able to 'cross grade' songs between different media types due to our publisher agreements. However, if you have already purchased a number of songs for iSingWorship or have an active iSingWorship Plus subscription and would like to purchase some lyric videos, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and we will send you a discount code.
In all of the above cases, we would appreciate it if you would add the following copyright notice somewhere on your streaming page (for example in your YouTube description):
"Music taken from iSingWorship - all rights reserved"
Please note: Duplicating and distributing our recordings either on the internet or physically for any purpose outside of providing church services for your congregation is prohibited and would be in breach of the usual copyright laws. If you are not sure about a particular use, please contact us and we will do our best to help.
The iSingWorship Team