ONE LICENSE announces acquisition of Calamus license from Decani Music

July 1 launch of new services for Calamus customers

OneLicense, LLC is excited and honoured to announce that, effective 1st July 2019, all Calamus customers will become a part of the ONE LICENSE family, bringing new functionality and services to customers of Calamus in the UK and Ireland.

Calamus license holders will join 18,000 churches and schools from around the English-speaking world who rely on ONE LICENSE to access music for congregational worship from leading publishers, including: OCP, GIA, Oxford University Press, the Royal School of Church Music, the Taizé Community, the Iona Community, Hope Publishing, Kevin Mayhew, many more.

ONE LICENSE, jointly owned by GIA Publications, Inc. (GIA) and Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), will retain Hymns Ancient and Modern for sales and marketing, and will also continue to provide customer service support via Calamus through a transition period.

ONE LICENSE primarily serves Roman Catholic and traditional Protestant communities in English-speaking countries around the world, providing a single source for congregational reprint permissions from top sacred music publishers. Via, church musicians can download and report thousands of hymns and songs in one convenient and easy-to-use location. ONE LICENSE offers Annual, Single-Use, Event, and Podcast / Streaming Licenses to congregations, schools, and organizations.

‘We welcome Calamus customers to ONE LICENSE and look forward to building new relationships,’ said Alec Harris, president of GIA Publications, Inc. and OneLicense, LLC. ‘We are deeply appreciative of Calamus and the all that Nicholas Blackford, Susan and Stephen Dean provided to congregations over these many years. At ONE LICENSE, we look forward to delivering churches and schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland with even more music and features. Congregations will truly have ‘one licence’ that will serve their assembly’s music needs for liturgies and other church celebrations.’

Nicholas Blackford, who manages the Calamus license, said, ‘It has been my pleasure to work with 1500 schools and churches who hold the Calamus license, and to assist so many dedicated musicians. I look forward to continuing to provide support through a transition over the next year. I know that ONE LICENSE will continue to serve churches and schools with integrity.’

Michael Addison, Director of Marketing for Hymns Ancient and Modern, said ‘We look forward to creating more awareness about ONE LICENSE and the convenience we can provide to churches and schools throughout the UK and Ireland. ONE LICENSE is an excellent complement to the array of publications we supply to churches in the UK and Ireland.’

Current Calamus customers in the UK and Ireland will be receiving instructions for moving to the new web platform in the coming weeks.

ONE LICENSE is an online licensing service committed to making it easy to obtain reprint permissions for congregational music. From Annual, Event, and Single-Use Reprint Licenses to Practice-Track and Podcast / Streaming Licences, we have a licence that will meet your congregational music reprint needs.

For additional information, contact:

Brenna C. Cronin
General Manager
OneLicense, LLC