About CCLI

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) was originally established in 1988 to provide a copyright solution for churches wanting to reproduce the words of hymns and worship songs for their times of worship.

As churches began to adopt new technology into their activities CCLI responded to their needs and began to provide copyright cover to show films, play or perform music, record services, photocopy from authorised publications and now, with the increase usage of the Internet, legally download song lyrics and music.

CCLI became aware that other organisations needed permission from the copyright owners for their activities and were able to offer licences to schools, events, Christian bookstores and many others.

CCLI is able to offer practical advice and support through the maze of copyright. With systems in place to ensure that copyright owners are fairly rewarded for their work, CCLI has become one of the most respected copyright organisations around today.

CCLI licences are available in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Faroe Islands,Finland, Germany, Iceland, Luxemburg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway, South Africa,Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Switzerland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Visit ccli.com and choose your region.


Today’s licence holders not only enjoy the freedom to use copyright materials in many aspects of their church ministry but they also have access to a variety of services, resources and information which enhance their ministry.

Today CCLI administers over 87,000 licences in Europe and 236,000 worldwide.

Christian Copyright Licencing International Limited is Registered in England & Wales: 2580472  VAT No: IE 3205423BH

Registered Office: Chantry House, 22 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1BF, UK