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REPRINT POLICY

Due to the many requests we receive for permission to reproduce Hope copyrights it has become necessary to prepare this statement to clearly outline our policy and the licensing options available. Our licenses cover Hope copyrights and the copyrights represented by Hope which include those of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Jubilate Hymns, Hymns Ancient and Modern, and the copyrighted hymn properties of Stainer & Bell Ltd.

The word "copyright" or the symbol © indicates that a song is legally protected by the U.S. copyright law and is the private property of the owner. The copyright notice at the bottom of a song indicates the identify of the copyright owner. Many Hope publications include works copyrighted and owned by other publishers. We do not have the right to grant permission for the use of these copyrights owned by others. Such requests must be made directly to the copyright owner involved.

The license agreements listed below relate only to the local use of the congregational hymns and under no circumstances do these licenses convey the right to reprint any choral, handbell, keyboard, instrumental or other Hope publications. In addition, these licenses do not grant the right to charge a fee for the product produced.

INDIVIDUAL LICENSING AGREEMENTS FOR THE USE OF A SINGLE HYMN COPYRIGHT

Requests for one-time use of either words, music, or words and music to a hymn or song of any Hope copyright to be printed in a bulletin, a program, or in individual song sheet form, will be permitted as follows:

  • 1 - 499 copies, $15.00
  • 500 - 900 copies, $20.00
  • 1000 - 5000 copies, $30.00
  • To print more than 5000 copies you must receive a quote

Requests for the continuous use of any Hope copyright or a copyright represented by Hope in a locally produced songbook, song sheet, collection of songs, slide, or overhead transparency will be permitted as follows:

  • 1 - 500 copies, $40.00
  • To preprint more than 500 copies you must request a quote

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Whenever words or music of any of our copyrights are reproduced, two requirements must be met. On the page with the hymn, the author's and composer's name or names must appear along with an appropriate copyright notice similar to the following:

Copyright © 20__ by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Reprinted under License No. ________________________

or

Copyright © 20__ by The Hymn Society. Used by permission of Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Reprinted under License No. ________________________

FREE PERMISSION TO PRINT THE WORDS OF CHORAL MUSIC IN CHURCH BULLETINS

Hope Publishing Company grants free permission to print choral music texts in church bulletins (for the purpose of understanding only), when the choral music containing our copyrights has been purchased in quantity by the choir. The printing of words to be used for congregational singing is illegal without first obtaining a licensing statement as indicated above.

REPRINT PERMISSION FOR PERMANENTLY OUT OF PRINT ITEMS

Depending on the individual piece, when an item is discontinued from our catalog, there are two possibilities:

  • It may now be available from J.W. Pepper (1-800-253-9692) as a "Print-on-Demand" item. For a complete list of items available, please click here
  • If the product is not available as a print-on-demand item, the copyright may be either retained by Hope or turned over to the composer. Call our copyright department at 800-323-1049 to verify the copyright status of any particular piece of music. Hope retained copyrights are generally licensed at $1.50 per copy. If the copyright has been reassigned to the composer, we will supply you with the proper contact information.