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Also remember, when you perform any of these tabs or chord sheets in a church, it is necessary for the performer, church to secure a CCLI License. The writer and lyricist deserve to be compensated for their work (which is all handled by CCLI).
Find out more about the Licenses CCLI offers at CCLI’s Website. Apply for a License, read the FAQs, and help support the artists that we all love and support.
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