You brave and ethics-minded person, you.
HERE’S THE DEAL
By purchasing songbooks or downloads of Worldmaking.net sheet music, you have permission to make a single copy of all of it. For, say, rehearsal or your birdcage. To use the music with your congregation, you need a license.
Because although music is free, songs are property. Copyright is, as the name suggests, the right to copy music. Only the publisher has that right. To legally make copies yourself, you need to purchase a license. A license is simply permission and blessing to copy the songs (which, remember, are the property of the publisher) and use as you desire.
KNOWING YOU’RE COVERED
If your congregation has a license with OneLicense.net or CCLI, you are already covered because Worldmaking.net songs are represented in their respective catalogs. Simply do your diligent reporting as usual.
If not, simply download the Worldmaking.net licensing agreement or fill one out online for an annual unlimited or one-time use license.
for attending to this important (but sorta boring) piece of business.
Rest assured it's not boring to me at all because it's an important part of how I make my living. I appreciate your partnership in music and ministry.