Creative arts directors barely have time to catch their breath after Christmas programs before diving into preparations for Easter productions. If you’re still wrestling with obtaining licenses for your holiday events, you understand just how complex, confusing and time consuming it can be.
Although February is a great time to put policies and procedures in place to insure that your music activities are covered, SOMEHOW it’s way too easy to let other priorities crowd out things like music licensing.
We have identified 7 COMMON MISTAKES churches make on planning Easter programs that can greatly increase risks of infringement. If you address these mistakes, you’ll make great strides towards reaching your goal of honoring copyright owners. Be sure to sign up for our FREE webinar this Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon CST when we will go into more detail about “7 Common Mistakes with Easter Copyright Licensing.”
Here are the 7 common mistakes to avoid in planning for your Easter events.
- Fail to Learn the Basics of Copyrights 101 (download our FREE Fact Sheets on Copyrights 101)
- Allow Insufficient Time for Clearances
- Fail Maximize Blanket Licenses (download our FREE Fact Sheets on Blanket Licenses)
- Assume One License Covers Everything
- Forget to P.L.A.N. for Copyright Compliance
- Assume the Religious Service Exemption Covers Everything
- Fail to Communicate Church Copyright Policies and Procedures
If you need help in preparing for Easter licensing, call one of our CCS reps at 1-855-576-5837.
Susan Fontaine Godwin is CCS’s founder/CVO, an educator and long-time member of the Christian arts community with 30 years of experience in the Christian media industry, church copyright administration and copyright management. Susan is an author and speaker and frequently writes for several Christian magazines and online publications. She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile.
About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.” CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.