Copyright Information

Copyright - Hymn Book and Children's Songbook

The copyrights on hymn books are owned either by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or by the person listed on the specific song. We cannot grant permission for a copyright not owned by Deseret Book. Clive Romney’s music, which is usually used in the Primary Programs each year, is owned by Deseret Book and permission can be requested through email at sheetmusic@deseretbook.com.

Copyright - Musical Performances

Purchasing a songbook or downloading sheet music of musical works such as The Ten Virgins, The Garden, or other musical works released by Deseret Book, does not grant permission for a live performance of the production. Downloaded songbooks and/or sheet music is for personal, home use only.

Production Packages,  which does include permission for a live performance of  a musical production, authorize photocopy stickers etc.can be requested by emailing sheetmusic@deseretbook.com.  Prices vary per production, but most generally start at $100.  Please email for specific pricing.

Copyright - CD/MP3 Audio Files & Music

Purchasing music, talk or book on CD from Deseret Book does not grant permission to make copies of the music, talk or book (even for private use.) All items fall under copyright laws and permission must be granted for any duplication.

If you purchase an MP3, you may burn one copy to a CD as an archive. You may not duplicate the CD made.  For permission to make additional copies of any music, talk or book on CD or MP3 download, you will need to submit the request in writing (email.)  For music, there will be a licensing fee of $.99 per song. Contact us at: sheetmusic@deseretbook.com.

Copyright - Sheet Music

Deseret Book sells sheet music that you can download.  Our online system allows you to purchase the rights to make 1, 5, or 10 copies.  If you need to make more copies, email sheetmusic@deseretbook.com and someone will contact you to take payment for the additional copies you need to make.

Please include your name, telephone number, and email address with your request. We will contact you regarding charges and permissions.

Copyright - Public Showing of Movies

For permission to view a film Distributed by Excel Entertainment, please contact us at: permissions@deseretbook.com with the following information:

  • What film you wish to view.
  • Who will be viewing the film
  • Where will it be viewed
  • How many people you expect to be in attendance.

We will reply back as soon as we can.

For DVD's not Distributed by Excel Entertainment,  you will need to contact the producer or distributor of the film directly.

Copyright - Use in Lessons, Talks, Anything

Permission to use a paragraph, sentence, or photo from a Deseret Book published publication may vary.

Please contact us at the following address: permissions@deseretbook.com

Include your name, phone number, and email address.  Also include exactly what you are requesting to use and include title, author, and page numbers if possible. 

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