When you purchase a piece of music from Adoro Music Publishing, you are purchasing a license that gives you certain non-exclusive rights to the music you have purchased. These rights are explained below.
Number of copiesYou are allowed to possess a number of copies of music equal to the quantity you have purchased for that piece.
A "copy" may be either physical or electronic. For example, if you purchased twenty copies of a piece of music, you could make twelve print copies and send the PDF file of the music to eight people (including yourself). Backup copies, copies made to ease page turning, or other similar uses do not count towards this total.
Transfer of licenses
Any time that you give, sell, rent, etc. a printed or electronic copy of a piece of music to another person, you are effectively transferring one of your licenses to them. You may not replace that copy unless you are certain that they have destroyed or returned the copy you gave to them or that you have purchased a replacement copy from us.
Reprints of text
We believe that congregational worship is enhanced when the texts from music in the service, such as choral anthems, are made available to the congregation. We encourage you to do this whenever possible and give you permission to freely make copies of texts (but not notation) for congregational use.
Reprints of music in church bulletins, programs, etc.
Reprinting music published by us usually requires additional licensing fees to be paid. Please contact us for pricing and permission.
You are allowed to perform music purchased from us in any live setting, including church services, concerts, and festivals, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, without paying royalties. If the performance is being recorded or broadcast, additional restrictions, given below, apply to those mediums.
You are allowed to broadcast live performances of music you have purchased from us; a royalty may be charged.
If the broadcast is not deriving revenue (it is provided free of charge and without paid advertisements) you do not have to pay a royalty.
If the broadcast is deriving revenue you likely must pay a royalty; please contact us before the performance for pricing.
You are allowed to distribute recordings (audio and/or video) containing music you have purchased from us; a royalty may be charged.
If the recording is of a church service and is intended for distribution to shut-ins or other ministry uses and the recording is made available for less than $4 for audio recordings or $8 for video recordings, no royalty payment is required.
Most other recordings will necessitate a royalty payment be made; please contact us for pricing.
If anything in this license is unclear, or you are unsure what to do in a particular situation, please contact us for advice.