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.
Sheet music and lyrics
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
Creating an arrangement, cover 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 our YouTube videos or Master Recordings
CityAlight have granted permission for you to use our YouTube videos in your Church livestreams if you have a CCLI Streaming Plus License (please see CCLI.com for more info). The Streaming Plus license gives permission for the Master Recording (audio) to be used and CityAlight have given permission for the video content to be used.
Could you please:
a) Report the song using the CCLI streaming plus license;
b) display the CCLI number and copyright information for each song on your livestream or in the description of your video;
b) not monetise your livestream or pre-recording;
c) do not dispute any copyright claims that YouTube or Facebook may flag.*
Our YouTube videos are available HERE for free download.
Use of our Master Recordings (audio) is permitted in your Sunday livestreams if you have a CCLI Streaming Plus license (please see CCLI.com for more info). Our recordings can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and other streaming platforms.
*Please note that streaming services such as YouTube and Facebook may automatically flag, mute or remove your video if it is detected that content that you do not own has been included in your livestream. We cannot prevent this from happening. By following the process on this page, you have still done all that is needed to obtain permission to use these videos on your livestream.