I'm wondering how many different copyright licenses most of you have.
We have the red "Lift Up Your Hearts" hymnals in all our pews, but we still like to project the words onto the screen as some people have a hard time holding on to a heavy hymnal.
An article in the Banner over the winter made me more aware of copyright permission and so I'm trying to do it right. But just one hymnal requires at least 3 different copyright licenses. Each one costs between 200-400 dollars, depending on your congregation size...and they are annual, so every year again we have to purchase/renew them. It seems silly to me to purchase an annual license when there are only 2 or 3 songs that we need it for. I guess our other options are to either not sing those particular songs or just not project the words. Any other brilliant ideas that I'm missing?