Wild Goose Publications

We are allowing churches free use of our liturgy material in online services during this emergency period. Please credit the source, adding ‘Used with permission’, and include our website address (www.ionabooks.com).

If, however, you want to use any of the songs of John L Bell and the Wild Goose Resource Group, please see below or contact [email protected] if you have further questions.


Wild Goose Resource Group

Live-Streaming/ Podcasting of Services of Worship updated 8th April 2020

Wild Goose Resource Group is a member of PRS for Music/ MCPS, who handle performance/ mechanical rights on our behalf. PRS covers music broadcast on TV or radio, performed or played in public, live or recorded, streamed or downloaded. MCPS covers music copied as CDs/ DVDs, streamed or downloaded, used in TV, film or radio.

If you have a Limited Online Music Licence, this covers the communication to the public of PRS/MCPS members’ repertoire through digital services.

Church licensing agencies

WGRG is a member of CCLI.
Available as an add-on to the Church Copyright Licence, from 21st March 2020, CCLI’s new Church Streaming Licence, combined with the Limited Online Music Licence (LOML) from PRS for Music, permits you to legally webcast your services, including the worship music. Includes streaming to Facebook and Youtube.

WGRG’s US publisher, GIA Publications, is a member publisher of ONE LICENSE, 4which is providing a worldwide gratis streaming licence valid until April 15th 2020.
A ONE LICENSE Podcast/ Streaming License grants permission to podcast or stream religious services that contain music from its Member Publishers.
This allows your organisation to live stream or post pre-recorded services on your website, Facebook page, YouTube, or other social media.
For new customers or for existing customers who do not already have a Podcast / Streaming License, ONE LICENSE is offering a one-month gratis license.

CCLI and ONE LICENSE Podcast/Streaming Licences do not cover the use of artist or publisher-owned recordings of songs.

A PRS Limited Online Music Licence does not cover content on third party websites and social media platforms such as YouTube or Facebook.

During this time, WGRG gives direct permission to upload recordings of songs by John L. Bell and Graham Maule from our own CDs, for use in worship. This includes on YouTube and Facebook.

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