Making Melody Terms of use | Copyright Notice “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;” - Ephesians 5:19

Terms of Use

These terms only refer to material (whether words or music) created solely by James Hughes who will be referred to as the author in paragraphs that follow this one (not in bold). For other material you will need to consult with the author unless the original copyright has expired and for joint work you will need permission from the other authors.


The hymn words, the music files and any music score can be freely copied and distributed to anyone but the content must NOT be changed without written permission from the author. This would include removing verses. Please e-mail makingmelody@btinternet.com if you want to do this. The main reason for this is to protect theological content although I am happy to discuss any case individually.


People are free to write their own arrangement if they wish but will need written permission from the original author if they wish to charge people to use it.


People are free to make their own recording of hymns but will need written permission from the original author if they wish to charge for these recordings in any way.