Places of Worship - Live Streaming

Streaming music included in worship services is administered by CCLI - if you hold a CCLI licence that includes streaming you are covered for streaming music represented by OneMusic as a part of your worship service. 

If you wish to use music represented by OneMusic in live-streams of activities outside of worship services – for example youth groups, study groups and meetings, you need a OneMusic Places of Worship licence to cover this use.  
 
Given the significant impacts of COVID-19 on organisations, if you hold a OneMusic Places of Worship licence we’re going to cover any live streamed activity by your organisation as if it were conducted at your premises until 30 September 2020. 
 
This temporary live-streaming allowance gives places of worship the flexibility to use music represented by OneMusic in live-streamed activities outside of worship services designed to connect with their congregation during the COVID-19 crisis. 
 

There are, however, some limitations: 


You must stream the activity on your own website 
 
At the moment we CANNOT cover streams via other platforms like YouTube and Facebook. You may choose to use one of those platforms, however OneMusic doesn’t own or control all the music rights for Facebook, YouTube and other similar platforms. 
 
This means that your live stream on those platforms is ‘tracked' and you may be sent what is called a take-down notice or your live stream may be disrupted. 
 
The stream must be from a secure password protected site (i.e. not open to the public) 
 
If you cannot technically do that then there must be no marketing or promotion of the activity other than to members of your congregation. In any event the stream must only be available for viewing in New Zealand. 
 
We will grant the licence for the purpose of live streaming only 
 
We don’t have the rights to let you copy, store and subsequently communicate the activity. 
 
The stream is not to include any third-party advertising. 
 
This additional activity under OneMusic New Zealand’s licence coverage is granted for a temporary period of six months (through to 30 September 2020) due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by COVID-19. We will further consider this extension during that period. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding these new allowances under your Places of Worship licence, or if you would like to obtain a new OneMusic Places of Worship licence.