Our FAQ

What is a Choral Book, a Director's Aide and Video, or an Accompaniment CD? How do I know what I am ordering? Do you have descriptions of all your products listed?
Complete descriptions of all products is on the PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS page:
  1. a link to the product descriptions appears to the right on each product page
  2. On the Product Description page, products are listed by title under different categories. Look for the category (ie, Kathie Hill Classics) or look for the title of the musical within the categories (ie, "Christmas in Reverse is under Kathie Hill/Word Musicals)
  3. Then look for the product name (ie, "choral book") in that category
Click here to check out the Product Description Page right now!
If I order digital product in PDF, MP3 or WMV format, will I receive it by email or how can I download it?
Digital product is not delivered by email, but can be downloaded as soon as your payment has processed by following these simple steps:
  1. Click the DETAILED INVOICE link which appears in your order confirmation email or return to the Kathie Hill Music eStore (kathiehillmusic.com) and click MY ACCOUNT in the green bar at the top of the home page.
  2. LOG IN using the email address and password with which you set up your account. If you have forgotten your password, click the FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD link that appears immediately below the log in area and a new password will be emailed to you immediately upon request. (NOTE: You must use the same email address you used with your order/when you signed up for your account. If you no longer have access to that email address and therefore cannot receive your new password, CONTACT us.)
  3. In the Previous Orders area select the order which includes your digital product by clicking the VIEW button to its right.
  4. In the download files section of your order detail, click the blue DOWNLOAD button which should initiate a dialoge window asking if you want to save the file or open it. If you see a message stating that your download has expired see the next FAQ below.
  5. If prompted, do not choose to open the file/s, but SAVE them to your hard drive in a location where you can easily find them and labeled as the product name or Kathie Hill Music.
  6. Once your download has completed you can open or unzip the file (you should simply be able to locate the file and right-click for PCs or control-click for Macs and choose an option that offers to un-compress or unzip the file) from the location where it was saved.
  7. Print your files based on the number of paid licenses purchased (ie, 3 copies for choral books or vocal charts, 5 copies for Rhythm Charts, etc.) Should you need to print or make additional photo copies you must return to KathieHillMusic.com and purchase the necessary licenses (3 licenses for 9 copies, 5 licenses for 15 copies, etc.) Only your integrity regarding this issue will allow us to continue providing the convenience and savings available through the digital downloads.

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What if I can’t download my files?
Your download is available to you for 7 days and 7 attempts. We recommend you use the Save as option in your browser (Right-click on link on PC and Ctrl-click on MAC for submenu) to save a permanent copy to a safe location. If your link has expired CONTACT US by phone or email and we will reactivate your download/s for 7 additional days and 7 more attempts. If you have difficulty on one computer, try downloading from another computer before contacting us.
What if I lose or accidentally delete my file/s?
Like physical product that is lost or broken, we cannot replace digital files without payment. Simply reorder the product/s and repeat the download process.
Why can't I find a Preview Pak for most of your musicals?
If preview paks are still available from the publisher, we can offer them online. But once the books go out of stock or to “print on demand” they are no longer available to us to list on our site.
In the case of the “mixed” products like the Kathie Hill Classics and the WAM! 4 Kids releases, the books are only available digitally, so there are no physical books to include in a preview pak. This is why Listening CDs for these products are priced lower than others or they can be downloaded, saving you the cost of shipping a physical CD.
Can I order products over the phone?
We’ll be glad to answer questions not covered in our FAQ by phone, but all orders must be placed online through the KathieHillMusic.com web store. This provides us with an electronic record of your order for shipping/download purposes & royalty payment to our writers and provides you a detailed list of your orders under your ACCOUNT information as well as access to any digital products you purchase. More importantly, it provides online financial security as we have no verbal or written record of your credit card information.
  1. When you order online you have the benefit of: having no one (including us) know your credit information except Paypal, which processes your Visa, MasterCard or Paypal account info
  2. having a permanent account which allows you to place orders without re-entering all your shipping information
  3. having a record of your orders that we can pull up immediately to answer any questions you might have
  4. allowing us to have better records for paying our royalties, taxes, etc.

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Does all product ship directly from Kathie Hill Music?
All product will ship directly from KHM via USPS unless we are low in stock on one or more of your items. To ensure fastest delivery, we wil have those items drop shipped from the original distributor via UPS.
Can you track a package we have not received?
We can confirm the delivery of all Priority Mail shipments and send a USPS tracking number for all Express shipments. For quesitons on drop shipped product contact us and we will provide a UPS tracking number from the distributor who shipped that product.
What do I do if I'm having difficulty shopping online?
You can contact us directly with your questions using information on our Contact Us page.

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Can I pay by check?

Online ordering provides the fastest shipping and online records, but we do provide a pay by check option at checkout.

During checkout, choose the pay by check option and complete the checkout process. Once you receive the order confirmation by email, print that confirmation out and mail it along with a check for the appropriate amount to:

Kathie Hill Music
208 Buffalo Run
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

NOTE: Pay-by-check orders will not be shipped until your check is received by Kathie Hill Music.

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Is sales tax added to my purchase?

Our store automatically charges Tennessee residents sales tax on all orders, but the TN TAX is refunded through Paypal on all credit card orders. TN Residents paying by check or money order can deduct the sales tax from their product total.

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What advantage is there in ordering from Kathie Hill Music?
KHM warehouses only KHM product and on site. That means that we can process and ship your order quickly, often on the same day it is received. Orders on older products may require a drop shipment from that publisher, but we can always give you the most accurate information on product descriptions & availability.

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Do you have a choral club or way to receive product samples for an annual fee?
Our goal is not to have a new musical, collection or product every quarter, but to provide you with the best, most innovative product. Also, because much of our new product is digital you will achieve greater savings by purchasing downloads to preview music than through the traditional choral club or preview pack.
Can I use my Word Choral Club member number for a discount on products?
As Kathie Hill Music is no longer exclusively distributed through Word Music we cannot offer discounts to their choral club members.
Where can I get a coupon code for that entry on my order?
Coupon codes are often included our email blasts. To receive those, make sure you subscribe to our email list here: www.kathiehillmusic.com/emailSubscribe.html

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What is a licensed digital download?
There is no manufactured product to ship. Instead you can immediately download the master files to your computer (PDFs to print, MP3s to burn to CD or play from an iPod or computer, or video (WMVs) to burn to a data DVD or play from your computer) and, using instructions provided, make copies equal to the number of licenses you purchased. Upon process of payment, log into your KathieHillMusic.com, go to MY ACCOUNT-ORDERS and download your masters. Because of the size of some files a broadband connection is recommended. Face plates and sequence inserts are provided.

NOTE: Your honesty in making copies equal to your paid licenses will dictate whether we can continue this service.

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Is it legal to copy music?

It is illegal to photocopy printed music or duplicate recorded music or video without permission of the publisher and paying the specified royalty. It is also illegal to make more copies of digital music than you have a paid license to make.

If music is still in print, the simplest thing to do is to purchase more copies of it. If you need extra copies of individual songs for music that is out of print, you will need to contact the publisher who may let you make copies for a fee of (approximately) $.75-1.25 per song/per copy with minimum license fees of $15-20. To copy an entire book or musical the fee is approximately $5.00 per copy.

Send written requests online or by fax to:

Licensing Agents for Music/Musicals:

For Christmas in Reverse, Donkey Tales, Dr. Newheart’s Neck-Up Check-Up, Esther-Ordinary Faith, Fish Tales, Good News from a Grave, Holy Moses!, Operation Christmas Child ,Promise U, The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team & The MK Christmas Special
Music Services
Phone: 615-371-9260
Fax: 615-371-1351
E-mail: word@musicservices.org
www.musicservices.org

For Angels Aware and The Perfect Ten

Jeremy Stockwell
Gaither Copyright Management
765-724-8233
jstockwell@gaithermusic.com

For Amerikids, Christmas in Egypt, Go, Go, Jonah, Hans Bronson’s Gold Medal Mission, Levite Genes, Nic at Night, The Christmas Family Tree, The Don’t Be Afraid Brigade

www.lifeway.com/PermissionsRequest and choose the option, "to use or publish music in the U.S." Fax: 615.277-8110

For Back at the Creekbank, Copycats of the King, Dr. Newheart's Christmas Cure, Famous Kids of the Bible, The One & Only Original Christmas Factory, Wise Guys and Starry Skies, We Like Sheep

EMI Music Services
kim@musicservices.org Phone: 615-371-1320
FAX Requests: 615-371-1351
www.musicservices.org
or submit requests online www.musicservices.org

http://www.emicmglicensing.com

For Preschool Praise'ntations, Tiny Tots & Tunes, Tri-Song Samplers or WAM! 4 Kids

Contact us by email

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Can I copy or project the words only?
The lyrics and/or script to all music are also copyrighted material. Copies: If you have purchased choral books/music for your choir, you may make an equal number of words-only copies for your children for convenience use only. For example, if you want to make the words only copies for the kids to take home to learn the musical, instead of having them take the books home, that is permissible. The number of words-only copies must equal the number of books you have purchased,may not be used to further the number of copies of the musical.

Projection: You will need permission and a paid license from the publisher to reproduce the words in any form, and such permission may carry a fee (from $15 - 20 per song for up to 500 viewers). If you have a CCLI license it does not extend to music prepared for non-congregational performance, including children's musicals. Under the CCLI license, handouts and overheads can only be prepared for congregational singing.

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Is it legal to transfer music to overheads, flipcharts, posters, presentation software or slides?
Again, CCLI does not cover use of overheads, but you can pay a fee of approximately $20 per individual song or $150 for all songs in a musical or collection. Those fees are also paid to the individual licensing agent (listed above) or WAM! 4 Kids songs, Tri Song Samplers, Preschool Praise'ntations songs and Songs & Chants for Antsy Pants songs, contact info@kathiehillmusic.com and you to be invoiced for these fees. (For more information, see www.CCLI.com.)

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Can I copy the cassettes and CDs?
Bulk CDs are available for most Kathie Hill musicalssold in packs at reduced prices. If you want to make your own CDs, you must (you guessed it) obtain permission from the publisher who will probably charge a minimum license rate of $18.20 depending on the number of units requested.

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Is it legal to make videos of our production?
The copyright law prohibits copying songs on videotapes and other recording devices without permission, even for copying at special functions. However, if you want to create such recordings for your church library, shut-ins, etc., a CCLI should cover such activity at or by your church. (For more information, see www.CCLI.com.) If you want to distribute multiple copies (for profit, at cost, or for free), you will need to contact the publisher of the musical for synchronization licensing information.

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What if we want to sell tickets to our performance?
If a musical is being performed outside the context of a regular church service, particularly if the performance is given in exchange for a ticket (including donations at the door), a performance license may be needed. The royalty for the license is reasonable, and the amount varies based on conditions such as how many performances will be given, the ticket price, how many people the venue seats, whether it's a dinner theatre environment, how much was spent on the books, recordings, and accompaniment product, etc.

For more information or to obtain a performance license, please contact us at KathieHillMusic.com.

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How about reproducing the artwork or logos?
Any of the artwork pertinent to the music which appears in the choral book, DAV or on websites is reproducible for tee shirts, bulletins, programs, etc. However, you cannot sell the tee shirts or other items that you create with the logo. Also, as a courtesy, please only use the clip art included when you perform a Kathie Hill musical in it's original form. If you are creating your own script or using portions of other musicals, please create your own clip art also.

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Can I loan music to other churches/schools?
There is no law that prohibits the lending of music, but my experience is that the music never comes back in the same shape it was lent, and sometimes it never comes back at all! If you choose musicals that have great songs that can be used by themselves, you will be building a library of quality children's repertoire that you should be able to pull from time and again.

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Do you have performance videos of your musicals?

A Performance Video is a full production of the musical by a children’s choir. That will be a listed product, in VHS or DVD format.

A Demonstration Video is an "Instructional Video" is included in the DAV for each musical from Kathie Hill Music with others choreography videos available separately from other publishers. These videos show you, not only the set, props and costumes, but also include a brief description of how they are made. There are close-up demonstrations of small group, large group and individual choreography for most of the songs in the musicals and in several instances, the Instructional Videos in the DAV includes video footage or images you can use in your performance. However, there are not full performance videos available unless they have been sent tome by churches who have performed a particular musical.

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