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LSBHymnLicense.NET

LSBHymnLicense.Net is the most convenient licensing arrangement for congregations using Lutheran Service Book as their primary source for hymns.  With the purchase of this license you do not need to contact individual copyright holders for permission to reprint their text or tunes in congregational service folders or PowerPoint® presentations.  Concordia administers all the fees to the copyright holders. 

Prices for the license are based on your average weekly worship attendance.  Current prices are listed below.  Prices are subject to change without notice.


1-199 avg. attendance

$79/yr

 

200-399 avg. attendance

$158/yr

 

400-699 avg. attendance

$263/yr

 

700+ avg. attendance

$368/yr

With the purchase of LSBHymnLicense.Net there is a requirement to report the use of every copyrighted hymn you reprint or project.  An annual $50 processing fee will be assessed for congregations that do not use the automated reporting features of Lutheran Service Builder or report using the website LSBHymnLicense.Net.

If you would like to order this license, please call us at 1-800-325-0191.  For additional information go to lsb.cph.org.

CPH Liturgy License

With the CPH Liturgy License, congregations are granted permission to reproduce any copyrighted element from the liturgical sections of The Lutheran Hymnal, Lutheran Worship, and Lutheran Service Book for use in congregational service folders or PowerPoint® presentations.  This is the only license which grants permission for use of these liturgical materials.

1-199 avg. attendance

$27/yr

 

200-399 avg. attendance

$53/yr

 

400-699 avg. attendance

$79/yr

 

700+ avg. attendance

$105/yr

If you would like to order this license, please call us at 1-800-325-0191.  For additional information go to lsb.cph.org.

 Mechanical and DPD Licenses
When you record a song written by someone else, you need their permission in order to distribute it.   This is regardless if you are selling it for profit, as a fundraiser, or just to cover costs.

A Mechanical License is the license issued by a publisher or copyright holder to a licensee, typically a record company or church choir, granting the licensee the right to record and release a specific composition at an agreed-upon fee, per unit manufactured and distributed.

DPD Licensing (Digital Permanent Download or Digital Phonorecord Deliveries) is the virtual version of the mechanical license.  A full, permanent download (DPD) is each individual delivery of a phonorecord by digital transmission of a sound recording (embodying a musical composition) resulting in a reproduction made by or for the recipient. DPDs reside on a recipient's computer indefinitely. DPDs may be transferred to portable devices or burned onto CDs (in accordance with the rules set by the digital distributor of a specific DPD).

The fee for both mechanical and DPD licensing is set by the United States Congress. The statutory fees are determined on a per song per distribution or, if the recorded piece is over 5 minutes in length, per number of minutes per distribution basis.  Current pricing information can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/fls/sl04.pdf.

To request a mechanical or DPD license, please fill out the mechanical license request form.

Quotes from in-print books or copies of out-of-print books

Please fill out the permission request form to request permission to copy material from a CPH published book or curriculum piece.

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Print on Demand Shipping Information

Shipping within the United States
Shipping rates are determined by total amount of your POD order. Please refer to the grid below:

POD Item Total  Shipping cost
0 - $20 $5
$20 - $50 $7
$50 - $100 $10
$100 - $250 9% of POD Item total
$250 - $500 8% of POD Item total 
$500 - $1000 7% of POD Item total
> $1000 6% of POD Item total

Shipping to Canada
A flat shipping fee of $15.00 will be applied to your order.

Shipping outside the United States or Canada
If you are a customer outside the U.S. or Canada, please indicate which shipping method you prefer in the “Order Notes” field on the My Cart page. Your shipping options include:

  • Non-Trackable Shipping: A flat shipping fee of $15.00 will be applied to your order.
  • Trackable Shipping: A flat shipping fee of $120.00 will be applied to your order.