Using Our Materials
The Iona Community USE AND REPRODUCTION OF MATERIALS PUBLISHED BY WILD GOOSE PUBLICATIONS (but see section below for Wild Goose Resource Group material by John L Bell, Graham Maule and others)
The guidelines below refer to the use of materials originating from Wild Goose Publications/The Iona Community for non-commercial purposes only (e.g. in church services, study groups, etc.). All queries regarding commercial use of material should be directed to:
Copyright Department, Wild Goose Publications, The Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland. (e: email@example.com Tel. +44 (0)141 429 7281)
General material (NB see section below for Wild Goose Resource Group material)
The material in the books published by Wild Goose Publications may be used non-commercially for worship and group work without written permission from the publisher. If items from books or e-books are photocopied or printed out for orders of service, etc., please make full acknowledgement of the source and report usage to the CCLI or other copyright organisation. If you do not belong to a copyright organisation and are making a large number of copies, we are open to receiving a donation at the address above.
For any commercial use of our material, permission must be obtained in writing in advance from Wild Goose Publications at the address above.
WILD GOOSE RESOURCE AND WORSHIP GROUP MATERIAL (John L. Bell, Graham Maule and others)
The guidelines below refer to the use of materials originating from Wild Goose Resource Group (aka. John L. Bell & Graham Maule), usually, though not in all cases, published by Wild Goose Publications of the Iona Community.
These guidelines are for non-commercial purposes only (e.g. in church services, study groups, etc.). All queries regarding commercial use of material should be directed to us at this address:
Tel. +44 (0)141 429 7281; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
with the exception of the following territories:
Australia & New Zealand
For Commercial permissions (or to obtain WGRG material), please contact the following:
Willow Connection, Unit 4a, 3-9 Kenneth Road, Manly Vale, NSW 2093, Australia. T: +29-948-3957; F: + 29-948-8153; E: email@example.com
Willow can give permission for WGRG songs. However, enquiries about WGRG text materials (liturgies, scripts etc.) should be directed to WGRG at the address above.
USA & Canada
For both non-commercial and commercial permissions (or to obtain WGRG material), please contact the following:
GIA Publications, 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638, USA.
T: +708-496-3800; F: +708-496-3828. E: firstname.lastname@example.org;
www.giamusic.com (main); www.giamusic.com/sacred_music/copyright
GIA can give permission for both WGRG songs and WGRG liturgical texts.
Note: in North America, local church licensing for music is covered by the OneLicense scheme, of which GIA is a member. For more info: www.onelicense.net
WGRG titles are also published in translation in Sweden, Norway, Netherlands & Denmark. In addition there are individual songs & texts in various other languages. In most cases in the above countries you should contact the local publisher for permission, so do ask us for details of these publishers/ administrators.
CCLI/ Christian Copyright Licensing International
WGRG are members of CCLI in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. So if your Church holds a current CCL/MRL Licence, and you’re in one of these territories, you should report usage of songs in worship and other non-commercial situations in the CCL Annual Report/ Return. So you don’t need to contact us for permissions, as the CCL Licence takes care of that. For more info: www.ccli.co.uk
Please also report any of our songs that do not show up on CCL’s lists, as there is sometimes a slight time lag between songs being registered and lists updated.
Calamus Licence Scheme
WGRG are members of the Calamus Licence Scheme in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It gives access to a large proportion of repertoire used particularly, but not exclusively, in Catholic Liturgy today and allows reproduction of the words and melody line of the pieces covered under the scheme.
1) Annual licence – mainly taken up by Churches or Christian Communities.
2) Special permission for individual or one-time use e.g. a workshop or special service.
For more information, please contact:
Decani Music Ltd 70 High Street, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AU Tel: +44(0)1842 819830 Fax: +44(0)1842 819832
Wild Goose Resource material
If you want to use songs or liturgical texts, but are not a member of CCLI or Calamus, the guidelines below apply.
a) Reproduction of Words only (non-commercial)
Words only of songs, prayers, responses and other material to be reprinted in orders of service, supplementary worship books, church magazines, education resources, for school assemblies, conferences and on overhead projectors, etc. Permission is granted, on condition that the following copyright acknowledgement is clearly shown:
and that a donation is considered, where funds permit, when over 100 words only copies are made. The same invitation applies to dramatic scripts, where multiple copies are made, with a suggested level of 50p per copy.
If you do wish to make a donation, please make cheques payable to Wild Goose Resource Group Fund and send to the Glasgow address on the front page. Alternatively, you may wish to make this donation online and can do so at: www.wgrg.co.uk. Please note, in these cases, there is no obligation to make a donation, but such gifts are much appreciated as they help to support a considerable proportion of WGRG’s work. We appreciate that not everyone is in a position to be able to do this, so leave this to your discretion.
b. Reproduction of Music (non-commercial)
Music copies for use at conferences, music/choir events, in supplementary hymnbooks and for use by singers or musicians etc. Permission is granted on condition that the following copyright acknowledgement is clearly shown:
Also you might consider a donation, where funds permit. Suggested levels: over 25 copies of a CHANT or 50 copies of a song: £12.50 for a CHANT (melody or full arrangement); £25.00 for a SONG (melody or full arrangement); less than 25 copies of a CHANT or SONG, 50p pence per copy.
Again, if you do wish to make a donation, please see above under a. for ways to do this.
c. Traditional songs/ melodies
There is no ‘copyright’ for melodies or arrangements which are traditional, but some parts of the song may still be in copyright (if the arranger is known, or if the original text has been translated into English). Please check the © acknowledgement next to the song to determine if it’s traditional in full or only partially. If you are in any doubt about any song published by us, contact us!
“Freedom Is Coming”/ Utryck material
WGRG, on behalf of Wild Goose Publications, administers copyright, in Britain only, for the South African songs in the ‘Freedom is Coming’ collection. The same conditions apply to these translations & arrangements as for Wild Goose Resource Group material, except that the copyright acknowledgement should read:
Copyright © 1990 Wild Goose Publications, The Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland. Reproduced by permission.
One of these songs, “Siyahamba – We Are Marching”, has 2 versions. We control the one with 2 verses (each verse starting with the words in the song title above, first in Xhosa, then English). There is another extended English text version. We can also give Commercial permission for it. Note it is also covered by the CCL Licence.
However the copyright acknowledgement should then be the © wording above, plus:
verses 2 and 3 by Andrew Maries © Copyright 1987 Sovereign Music UK email@example.com
Mechanicals/ Electronic use
For any such use (eg. CD recordings, publishing online, websites, videos, computer software etc.), even if it is non-commercial, please contact us prior to use with full details of the intended use.
Radio & Television broadcasts
For texts or songs used in TV or Radio broadcasts, please contact us prior to use with full details of the intended use. We would ask for the full copyright acknowledgement of text/ song to be indicated, and where possible that a donation be made. We can advise about further details.
WGRG Material published elsewhere
Some WGRG songs are published in other publishers’ books. One example is some of the songs from the “God comes tomorrow” collection (GIA Publications, US). Although WGRG retains the copyright to the words and music, GIA owns the “form” of the music (eg. the typesetting) so no copies can be made of songs from such publications without permission from the publisher. Please contact us for further information.
Songs by Other Authors in WGRG collections
Occasionally, WGRG publishes songs by other authors/composers. In some cases, we can grant permission to use that author’s copyright element of the song (text/music/arrangement). In other cases, you may need to gain additional copyright permission from that author/ Copyright Holder.
Please contact us for guidance, whether the use is Non-Commercial or Commercial.
Copyright often seems contorted (oh, that it were otherwise!), though as a necessary evil and the source of the majority of the funding of WGRG’s work, we have to take it seriously. And we never fail to be impressed by how folk who use our material deal with it conscientiously and indeed, with a remarkably high degree of care and attention. We appreciate that very much, so THANK YOU!