Welcome to www.cmpa-europe.org
The Christian Music Publishers' Association is a forum for owners and administrators of Christian music to discuss copyright issues and liaise with collecting societies and other organisations to ensure that songs are used as widely as possible within a legal and fair framework. The majority of UK Christian music publishers are members, and other European organisations too, representing songs old and new, from 'How Great Thou Art' or 'Wide, Wide as the Ocean' to the latest worship songs such as 'Here I Am to Worship'.
New technology continually opens up new and exciting ways to use music in a worship setting, from bespoke service sheets and overhead projectors to video projection and multimedia presentations, and this website aims to help individual song users, churches, schools and organisations to understand how copyright works and to facilitate their legal enjoyment of the many inspiring songs available.
There is more information about copyright on our What is Copyright? page. Follow the links to find out about using an OHP or video projector to project words, or photocopying music pages for a band or choir - but also check out details of the Christian Copyright Licensing scheme. There is also information about holding live performances, making recordings or creating internet or electronic products. We also have links to Copyright agencies or to CMPA Members' websites. This site is also available in Welsh - Click here for Welsh language version.
Christian Music Publishers Association (Europe) Ltd,
Company name: Christian Music Publishers Association
These Guidelines are for information only and are not an authoritative and definitive interpretation of copyright law.
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