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Setting Up Your Account
To report, you’ll need a CCLI Profile account.
Click Create a CCLI Profile and complete your details. If you’re a SongSelect user you’ll already have an account, and you can sign in with your existing username and password.
Join your Church/Organisation
To link your account to your organisation you’ll need an Access Code. Your organisation’s CCLI Administrator may have this, or may be able to invite you to join the organisation. Contact CCLI if you get stuck.
Add other users
Click Profile from the USER menu to manage your account. If you’re the first person to be linked to your church/organisation, you’ll automatically become its Account Administrator. This means you can add other Users who will then be able to sign in and report. You can also assign others to be Administrators.
Your CCLI Profile is a single place to manage your CCLI account.
Here you can access all your CCLI applications, check and renew licences/services and manage users.
You’ll also find a range of Benefits – special offers and discounts exclusive to CCLI customers.
Report for the CCLI Copyright Licence
Report under your Copyright Licence each time you reproduce (project, type out, copy & paste) the words of a song to assist congregational singing.
On the Search & Report (Home) page, search for the first song you wish to report.
Tip: If you’ve already reported a song in the current reporting period, you can also find that song in your Recent Reported list and report it by clicking the REPORT button next to the song title.
Select the correct song
Often your search will return multiple results, with the closest matches at the top. Choose the correct song from the list by clicking the REPORT button next to that song. If you’re not sure you’ve got the right song, click the i symbol for more details
Having clicked on a song, you’ll now see four reporting categories.
Report how you’ve used the song
In the appropriate categories, enter the number of occasions when you have reproduced the song by that method since your last report. Click here to see examples.
Save and continue
If you have a CCLI Music Reproduction Licence, you can now report any copies you’ve made from within the same song window. Otherwise, click SAVE to finish reporting that song.
Then simply repeat this process for all songs you need to report under your Copyright Licence.
Reporting categories in brief
Use Print when you have reproduced the lyrics, chord sheets or sheet music for the purpose of assisting the congregation to sing, or you have made a custom musical arrangement.▶ Digital
Use Digital when you have projected a song’s lyrics.
Use Record/Stream when you have audio or video recorded or webcast a live performance of a song.
Use Translation when you make a translation of a song into a different language.Tip: If you hold a Music Reproduction Licence, you can also search for songs by Publication. Click here for further details.
Report for the CCLI Streaming / Streaming Plus Licence
Streaming Plus Licence
Report under your Streaming Licence each time you reproduce a song during a service which is streamed or posted online.
Follow the instructions for reporting under the CCLI Copyright Licence, ensuring that you also include a report of the song under the Record/Stream category for each separate occasion when the song was streamed or webcast since your last report.
Streaming Plus Licence
Report under your Streaming Plus Licence each time you play master recordings (e.g. artist tracks) or multi-tracks (e.g. backing tracks, stems, community tracks) during a service which is streamed or posted online.
Under Search & Report on the Home page, enter the title of the song you wish to report and click SEARCH.
Select the correct song from the list and click REPORT.
Add a master recording or multi track
Then, in the Master Recordings & Multi-Tracks section, click +ADD.
Select the recording you used from the list by clicking CHOOSE.
In the Streaming Plus Licence – Streams field, enter the number of times since your last report that this recording was played during services which were streamed or webcast.
Save or Continue
Click SAVE to return to the Search & Report homepage or +ADD to report another recording.
Report by recording
Alternatively, you can search for a song recording directly. Under Search & Report on the homepage, select Recordings from the format dropdown.
Enter the name of the song recording you wish to report and click SEARCH. Then simply follow steps 3 to 5 above.
If you can’t find the recording that you’re searching for, add the name of the artist after the title.
Report for the CCLI Music Reproduction Licence
Report under your Music Reproduction Licence each time you photocopy or scan pages from music publications, or share sheet music files electronically (e.g. by emailing a PDF).
You can report copies made under this licence in two ways:
Report by song
Report by publication
Report copies by song
Follow the instructions for reporting under the CCLI Copyright Licence. Then, in the Music Reproduction Licence section, click +ADD
Select your publication from the dropdown list
Enter the number of copies made of the song from that publication and/or the number of times the sheet music was shared electronically.
Save and continue
Click SAVE to finish reporting that song and return to the Search & Report (Home) page.
Report copies by publication
If you have copied a number of songs from a particular song book or music publication, you may find it helpful to search for that publication first, and then report songs included in it.
Tip: Sometimes a publication will contain songs which aren’t authorised by your CCLI Licences. If a song isn’t listed under a publication, your licence may not cover it. You don’t need to report that song to CCLI.
On the Search & Report (Home) page, select Publications from the drop-down list next to the search bar.
Search and Select your publication
Search for the publication you wish to report songs from. Select the correct publication from the search results by clicking VIEW.
Select a song
You’ll now see a list of the songs in that publication which are authorised by your licence. To select a song, click the REPORT button next to that song.
Report copies made
Enter the number of copies made of the song from that publication and/or the number of times the sheet music was shared electronically. Click SAVE to finish reporting the song.
Report Additional song
If you wish to report other songs from the same publication, simply select the publication again and repeat the process for the next song you need to report.
Report for the CLA Church Licence
Report under your CLA Church Licence any copies you make from non-music publications. You may find our printable copy prompt sheet helpful in keeping track of what’s been copied.
To begin, on the Search & Report (Home) page, select CLA Reporting from the REPORTING menu on the left-hand side to enter the CLA Reporting section.
Open New Entry window
Click +NEW to open the New Entry window.
Complete the form with the publication title and author and, if you have them, the Publisher and ISBN.
Save and continue
Click SAVE. Repeat the process for any further publications you need to report.
Report for the PPL Church Licence
Unlike our other licences, you only need to report for your PPL Church Licence once during your licence year, preferably near the end.
To begin, on the Search & Report (Home) page, select PPL Reporting from the REPORTING menu on the left hand side to enter the PPL Reporting section.
Click EDIT to open the Edit Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) Church Licence Report window.
Report genres played
As best you can, report the approximate percentage of each genre that has been played on your church premises during the licence year, ensuring the total equals 100%.
Click SAVE. You can return and amend your report at any time up until the REPORTING DUE date shown.
Nothing To Report
If possible, you should report on a weekly basis, even if you have nothing to report. Telling us this helps us to know that your reporting is accurate and up-to-date.
To confirm Nothing to Report simply click NOTHING TO REPORT then click CONFIRM.