This version (November 2010, with minor addition October 2012) of copyright guidelines may be superseded by a future version.
Please first contact
John MacNeill (via the email address as on the home
page) with full details if you are intending
commercial use of the copyright material or
non-commercial electronic/mechanical use of the copyright material (e.g CD recordings, publishing online, websites, videos, computer software).
For other non-commercial use of the copyright material (e.g. at conferences, music/choir events, in supplementary hymnbooks, or for use by singers or musicians), permission is granted for copies of words and/or music to be made, provided that the copies clearly show the following copyright acknowledgement:
Arrangement/Music/Words/Words & Music (as appropriate) Copyright © XXXX (insert year) John N MacNeill.
www.musicbits.org. Reproduced by permission.
It is believed (but not here confirmed) that all the song and hymn words on this website not by John MacNeill are out of copyright. It is believed (but not here confirmed) that all the music by other composers of which there are arrangements on this website is out of copyright.