Scores and parts for many of my compositions and arrangements ("works") are available for purchase in my online store as downloadable PDF files. Purchasers are entitled to use these files only as described in the following licensing agreement:

  • Performance rights. Purchasers may perform purchased works live in any public venue, provided that the work's authorship is publicly attributed to me during the performance.
    • Some of the works available for purchase here are intended for use in church worship services; for those works, interrupting the service to make public attribution would be inappropriate, and is not required. The intention of the attribution requirement is to help me market my music to a wider audience; so for these works, I suggest that instead of public attribution, church worship leaders should share the URL of my online store with their colleagues at other churches.
  • Copies. Purchasers are permitted to create physical, printed copies of anything in the PDF files, but only as many copies as are necessary for rehearsals and public performances.
  • Modifications. In general, purchased works may not be modified.
    • Works intended for use in church worship services may be modified at will, provided that the lyrics remain unchanged.
  • Recording. In general, purchasing a work on this site does not convey a mechanical or synchronization license for that work —in other words, purchasers may not record purchased works without obtaining separate, prior written permission from me. However, this restriction does not apply to works in the following categories, which may be recorded at will provided that the work's authorship is attributed to me in written material accompanying the recording:
    • Works intended for use in church worship services may be recorded when played live in those worship services, provided that the recordings are not going to be sold for a profit.
    • Works intended for use by school ensembles may be recorded, provided that the recordings are not going to be sold for a profit.
    • If purchasers wish to create recordings of purchased works to be sold for a profit, separate, prior written permission from me is always required.
  • Other uses. The purpose of this license is to protect my own ability to benefit personally and financially from my work. Except where defined otherwise in this agreement, any uses that would conflict or compete with that goal (e.g., resale, republication, transfer of this license to a party other than the original purchaser, sale of derivative works, and so forth) are expressly forbidden without my prior written authorization.
  • Updates. From time to time I may find it necessary to make my own changes to previously-published works. Such updates will be made available free of charge to anyone who has purchased the original work. I will do my best to contact purchasers whenever these kinds of updates are available.