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Streaming rights for church musicians

In some cases, places of worship are beginning to opt for the use of streaming technology to broadcast services to their congregations. Naturally, this will include the use of either pre-recorded or live organ playing, however the consent of rights around this is not always automatically given within the existing contract.

The MU recognises that like so many institutions places of worship have suffered financially and has devised a reasonable set of affordable rates to allow the purchase the rights required. (Note: the fees below are to clear limited term rights and are in addition to regular organists’ fees).

The headline rates are:

  • Unlimited streaming over a 24-hour period (no further ability to view) £45.00
  • 30 days unlimited streaming £60.00
  • 3 months unlimited streaming £75.00
  • 6 months unlimited streaming £100.00

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