Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve been receiving a large number of questions about licensing and publishing due to a number of churches switching to livestreams for their Sunday services. Thank you for your patience as we have been responding individually to each question. We hope the below can answer any questions you have, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCLI offer a streaming license that has recently been made available globally. This license allows you to stream your band playing CityAlight’s music on your church livestream and to display the lyrics alongside it.
For more information and to apply for the license, visit CCLI’s website:
Sheet music and lyrics
Our sheet music and lyrics are available for free download on our website.
Simply visit the page of each album, and scroll down to the bottom where you will see a link to download all the related resources.
Live streaming a band or musician singing CityAlight music
Live streaming an arrangement or translation
If you are creating your own arrangement or translation of the song, please contact email@example.com and they will liaise with you further. This does not include where you would like to transpose, repeat choruses or bridges or change what instruments are used.
In your email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
If an arrangement, please include any relevant music and notation.
If a translation, please include the original English lyrics, translated lyrics and lyrics re-translated into English so that we can ensure that the original meaning of the lyrics is retained.
Live streaming YouTube videos as part of your service
Our YouTube clips have been made available for download for the current season and are found on our website. If you would like to include our videos in your livestream, you are more than welcome to download them HERE.
We only ask that:
a) You report your stream of the song as a record activity with your usual CCLI reporting.
b) You do not monetise your livestream or pre-recording.
c) You send a link of the video to email@example.com the following day and provide us with your church details.
Please note that if you choose this method, YouTube or Facebook may take the video down or mute the audio even if we have given you permission to use it. If this happens, we are unable to help get your video back online again.
Live streaming using Spotify/Apple Music/Play Music or a downloaded MP3
If you would like to include CityAlight’s music as a backing track or a song without our YouTube videos alongside it, or if you would like to create your own lyric video, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They will liaise with you further.
A CCLI streaming license will still be required and again, YouTube and FB may take the video down or mute the audio even if we have given you permission to use it.