Copyright Permissions

Information About Use of John Ylvisaker’s Copyrights

A contract will be issued in response to requests for permission to use material under John’s copyrights. Contract options and their corresponding fees are as follows:

One song – for one time use $10.00
One song – for one year’s use $25.00
One liturgy – for one year’s use $15.00
*All Ylvisaker Copyrights – for one year’s use $75.00
One song in hymnal or songbook $30.00
One song in convention booklet $20.00
One liturgy in permanent booklet $35.00
One song in permanent book for resale Price May Vary

*Congregations with less than 500 baptized members can receive this contract for $50.00 per year. All reprints must carry the following credit:

Used by permission. Copyright (insert the appropriate copyright year).
John Ylvisaker, P.O. Box 321, Waverly, Iowa 50677.
(319) 352-4396.

Annual Contracts
A contract for use of “All Ylvisaker Copyrights” allows unlimited frequency of use of any of John’s copywritten material. However, a separate contract is needed for use in a permanent form of any kind. (For example, inclusion in a congregational songbook, or pasting a song in the cover of a hymnal.) Annual contracts are renewed automatically near their expiration dates.

Avoiding Infringement
John’s copyrights are NOT administered by Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) of Portland, Oregon. They also are NOT covered by the Augsburg Fortress license, or the Neil A. Kjos Music Company of San Diego, California. This then means that use of John’s music should NOT be reported to CCLI or However, as of 2006, they are covered by LicenSing Online.

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Other Copyright Holders
Please note: In the past, John included the music of other copyright holders in the resources he compiled or published. John is NOT authorized to give permission for use of their music. Only the copyright owner can grant permission for such use. Please refer to the Acknowledgement Index to identify owners and their contact information.

Questions or Ordering
If you need additional information about copyright permissions, or wish to order a contract by phone, please call Fern at 319-352-4396, or 352-3814. You may also send a request to:

Fern M. Kruger
Publication Rights and Records
P.O. Box 321
Waverly, Iowa 50677-0321
Or e-mail: