For Beckenhorst Press and The Music of Dan Forrest
Would you like to...
Print or re-print...
- Our lyrics (not music) in your...
- church’s worship bulletin or slides: use a blanket license from CCLI or One License (*see details on these companies at the bottom of this page).
- concert program (not for a worship service): clearly print composer, lyricist, and publisher names; no license required.
- book, magazine, or other publication: Lyric Reprint License
- Our music with lyrics translated into another language, for your choir to sing: purchase the full number of digital copies (PDFs) that you will use, from our website; then write your translation into your master copy before duplicating the number of copies paid for; no license required.
- Our music you've adapted to print in your program for congregation/audience involvement (where we do not already offer a reproducible congregational product): Adaptation License
- Our music, (or your arrangement of our music, after contacting us for a custom Arrangement License), in your published collection, for print or digital distribution: Print License
Write further arrangements of our music:
- For small-scale customizations of our music (choral or instrumental parts), i.e. simplifying choral parts for a small men’s section, adding one obbligato instrument to a piece, or creating your own congregational part to be printed in your bulletin: Adaptation License
- For arranging or revoicing choral parts for an entire piece (not just one section): Choral Arrangement License
- For creating an instrumental ensemble accompaniment (i.e. string quartet, brass ensemble, orchestra, wind band, etc.) for our music or an instrumental version (without choir) of our music: Instrumentation/Orchestration License
Perform our music Live:
- Worship services (not sacred concerts) and K-12 school performances are exempt from performance licensing for live performance. Licensing is still required for streaming/webcasting, whether worship services or concerts; see below.
- For concert performances (including sacred concerts), see our Performance License for more details about ASCAP and performance licensing. Performances of specific major works (e.g. LUX or the breath of life) can also be licensed directly from us if you do not have an ASCAP license.
- For Live webcast/Livestream of...
- Worship Services which include our music: use a Streaming Add-On License from either CCLI or One License. See explanation of these companies at the bottom of this page, and see our Social Media and Live Streaming policy for more details.
- Concerts (not worship services): report your livestream on your ASCAP survey. If not an ASCAP member, use our Performance License. See our Social Media and Live Streaming policy for more details and options.
- For Radio or TV broadcasts (live or pre-recorded): Broadcast License
Use your recording of our music:
- Rehearsal tracks: rehearsal tracks are available from Beckenhorst (starting spring 2023) or from ChoralTracks for previous publications. If you wish to create your own rehearsal tracks instead (vocals and/or keyboard), please use a Rehearsal Track Add-on license from CCLI or One License. (updated April 2023)
- Downloadable Audio (i.e. permanent downloads distributed through iTunes, Amazon Music, etc., or your own site, even if free) or CD (whether sold or given away): Mechanical License. We encourage direct voluntary licensing; we are not registered with Harry Fox.
- Streaming Audio (i.e. Apple Music, Spotify, etc): the streaming platforms pay us this licensing (through The MLC). Please carefully list title, songwriter/arranger, and publisher (check the copyright statement for Beckenhorst or Music of Dan Forrest) with your album distributor, and notify us of the album so we can match with it at The MLC. Mechanical license is also required if downloads are also available.
- Online Video (posted on YouTube, social media, or your website, without downloads available): See our Social Media policy for required description information. A Monetized Video License is required if you are monetizing your video.
- DVD (video) or a permanently downloadable video file, whether the music is performed on-screen (e.g. concert video) or off-screen (as a soundtrack), whether sold or given away: Synchronization License
- Radio or TV broadcasts of a performance (live or pre-recorded): Broadcast License
Questions? Contact us here.
These companies provide blanket licenses (covering the complete catalogs of hundreds of publishers) for churches, who then report their music usage on surveys. (CCLI covers more evangelical/contemporary publishers, and One License covers more liturgical publishers; we partner with both, so you can use either one). Live performance in a worship service (not a sacred concert) is exempt from licensing, but if you print our lyrics in your bulletin (Print Use) or project our lyrics on a screen (Digital Use), you need a standard license from one of these companies. If you live-stream your services, you can use their Streaming Add-On licenses. (Streaming is not exempt; it requires a license, even for churches and K-12 schools). If you create your own rehearsal tracks, you can use their Rehearsal Track Add-On license. Please carefully report all of your usages to whichever company you use. This doesn't cost you anything more, but allows us to capture our share of revenue and then share it with our composers and lyricists.
Master List of our Licenses, for reference:
- Lyric Reprint License
- Print License
- Adaptation License
- Orchestration License
- Mechanical License
- Synchronization License
- Monetized Video License
- Broadcast License
- Performance License
- Social Media and Live Streaming Policy
These policies are subject to revision and change at any time. Please consult actual license request forms (available in links above) for complete details, terms, and conditions of each license.
Composers: "The Business of Composing: Part 2, Licensing" is a freely available comprehensive guide (written by Dan Forrest and Jake Runestad for ACDA with information current as of 2023) to the various revenue streams available to composers from licensing.