FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE and announce merger: Exciting news for congregations, composers, and publishers

Podcast/Streaming and Practice-Track Licenses to be available

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS— and have signed a historic agreement to merge, heralding a new day for easy access to the music of the world’s top publishers of music for the church. The merger was effective in North America on January 1, 2017, and will be rolled out worldwide in the coming months.

The new company, jointly owned by GIA Publications, Inc. (GIA) and Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), will retain the ONE LICENSE name, Chicago offces, and or website URLs. Willow Publishing will serve as our agent in Australia and New Zealand. Participating publishers include OCP, GIA, WLP, Willow Publishing, Hope Publishing, Copycare Pacific, and many more.

ONE LICENSE will primarily serve Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant communities in English-speaking countries around the world. On the all new website, music ministers can download and report music sung by the assembly and obtain Podcast/Streaming and Practice-Track Licenses in one convenient and easy-to-use location.

“We have felt for many years that merging our two licensing divisions is good for the church and good for composers and artists who write the wonderful songs we sing,” said Alec Harris, president of GIA Publications, Inc. and OneLicense, LLC.

“We are thrilled to bring together the best of both platforms into a new service that is truly a break- through for churches around the world,” said John Limb, publisher of OCP. “We chose to retain the ONE LICENSE name because it truly describes what we are offering. Most Catholic and mainline Protestant churches will only have to purchase ‘one license’ to gain access to all the music they need for their liturgies and other church celebrations and events.”

Current customers in Australia and New Zealand will be receiving instructions to move on to the new platform in the coming weeks.

ONE LICENSE is an online licensing service committed to making it easy to obtain reprint permissions for congregational music. From Annual, Event, and Single-Use Reprint Licenses to Practice-Track and Podcast/Streaming Licenses, we have a license that will meet your congregational music reprint needs.

For additional information, contact:

Monica O’Brien
Phone: 02 9948 3957

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