Calamus allows you to reproduce the words and music (melody line*) of the pieces it covers. It offers two kinds of service; which one you use depends on whether you need copyright permission regularly or only occasionally.
1. An Annual Licence
You can take out a licence for your parish, school or community to reproduce hymns and songs (words and melody line*) for whatever purpose, during one year – service sheets, projections, bulletins, seasonal booklets (the sheets cannot be kept after the year is up). You don’t have to ask permission for individual songs, but you are asked to keep a record of the music you use and let us know, so that royalties can be distributed. Schools may take out an extension licence if the parish has a full one.
Prices for the Annual Licence are listed in the panel alongside.
2. Permissions for individual songs and one-time-use
Even if you don’t have an annual licence, you can get permission to use songs for a particular occasion, or to include them in permanent collections.
You will almost certainly need to know where to find us at some stage. In the case of some publishers Calamus is the exclusive UK and Ireland agent. So keep our address handy, and let your parish musicians know about it.
What it DOESN’T cover – 2
• Choir, keyboard and instrument parts. You must ask for these separately and the price charged is similar to what you would pay if you bought the music.
• photocopying from certain books (because of ‘Graphic copyright’ which covers printed pages.)
*THE LICENCE covers Taizé Publications and if you wish you can have a licence for Taizé alone.
SCHOOLS: note that the CCLI school licence does not cover Calamus material.