Social Media and Live Streaming Policy

Beckenhorst Press and The Music of Dan Forrest (distributed by Beckenhorst Press)


YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc:

If you are monetizing your posted video recording, then a Monetized Video License is required, in order for us to collect a share of the revenue and share it with the composer.

If your posted recording is not monetized, we do not require permission or a license. We simply require that you list the Title, Composer/Arranger, Lyricist (if living/name printed on front of choral score) and Publisher as clearly as possible – preferably in the title of the video, and also in the description and/or in the video itself – so that others can find the print music. (Note that this policy varies between publishers.)

Facebook Live (or other internet streaming broadcasts):

Brief excerpts of performances, or impromptu sharing of rehearsals, do not require permission or license; again, please just clearly list title/composer/publisher of the work so that you’re helping “advertise” the piece with us. If you plan to stream a performance of an entire piece, or an entire concert, this falls under Live Streaming; please see the Live Streaming policy below.

(Reminder: these policies are for works published by Beckenhorst Press or The Music of Dan Forrest. Other publishers may require permission/licensing for situations that we have chosen not to.)


Live Streaming/Webcasting worship services:

We recommend the streaming license add-on from or, whichever company you already use for licensing worship music. Either of these will cover the streaming of virtually all of the music in all of your worship services for a year, for a very reasonable price. (This is a much better option than trying to license every piece individually through its publisher.) Please be sure to report your streams/webcasts of our music on your regular surveys, so that we can capture revenue for the composer and publisher.

Live Streaming/Webcasting concerts:

These are best covered by an ASCAP performance license, which may be purchased as a annual blanket license, or a single-event license. Simply report our works that were livestreamed on your annual survey. If you are not an ASCAP member, and wish to license your live-streamed concert performance directly, please request a Performance License from us, using the form linked on our main Licensing page

Virtual Choirs: 

These are handled like any other performance: if streamed for free, the above policies apply. (If made available for download, or if the stream is monetized in any way, then licenses may required. See details on our main Licensing page under "Online".) Please report your Virtual Choir post as a streamed performance on your regular surveys from CCLI or (for worship service use) or from ASCAP (for concert use).  

Lyric Videos: 

If you wish to play an official lyric video from Beckenhorst or The Music of Dan Forrest as part of a public concert or service, please contact us for current details on licensing. Some of our videos are available for purchase- check the main product page for a link to a video, or contact us.

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