SLM works closely with the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) to ensure all of our music meets the Bishop’s requirements for theologically sound music. We pride ourselves on educating our composers on how to make their music acceptable for use in the Catholic Church. SLM also works with ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy), the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), and GIA (copyright holders of the Revised Grail Psalms) to make sure all our psalm texts are accurate and approved for use in Catholic worship.
SLM enjoys a great partnership with ONE LICENSE giving our composers another outlet to receive well-earned compensation for their music. ONE LICENSE makes it easy for worshiping communities to obtain reprint permissions of copyrighted music for congregational use. As a Member Publisher, SLM receives bi-annual distributions that we pass along to our growing list of composers. Yes, those hours you spend reporting the music your congregation uses does make it into the hands of composers!
Committed to meeting the diverse needs of their customers, LitPress began offering select music for direct download through the SLM website back in 2021. Individual titles, beginning with all psalms and canticles from The Collegeville Chant Psalter by Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, are now available at slmusic.org.
For over 20 years, LiturgyHelp has been helping priests, teachers, catechists, musicians, and everyone involved in Catholic ministry quickly and creatively prepare for liturgy and prayer. Their subscription website gives access to the official Lectionary and Missal which are fully integrated with national Liturgical Calendars and a wealth of other liturgical resources. SLM music can be found listed among many other liturgical resources for appropriate celebrations throughout the Lectionary and Missal.
Open Your Hymnal is a liturgical music podcast project by Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert. SLM has been a proud sponsor of their podcast programming since early 2019. Podcasts produced by Open Your Hymnal have centered around many of the Catholicism’s greatest modern composers and the music they have given to the Church.