About GIA Music Publications, Inc.

Founded in 1941 as a publisher of early Catholic hymnals, GIA Publications, Inc., is now a powerhouse of music resources for music education, choral music, and music for worship. 

GIA is a family-owned company and has more than 10,000 choral and instrumental editions in print, as well as hymnals, recordings, and a wide variety of music education resources.

GIA’s roster of artists, composers, and authors includes top names in music education like James O. Froseth, Edwin E. Gordon, John M. Feierabend, Alice Parker, James Jordan, Barbara Conable, and Christopher Azzara, while GIA choral series features celebrated editors such as James Jordan, James Abbington, Uzee Brown, Jr., and Doreen Rao.

In 2013, the esteemed choral publisher Walton Music became a division of GIA Publications, Inc., expanding GIA’s noteworthy catalog of choral music and music education resources. 

In 2020, GIA expanded its catalog once again, acquiring both World Library Publications (WLP), a publisher of resources for Catholic music and liturgy, and Meredith Music, a publisher of performance and instructional music education resources.

ONE LICENSE, which was started by GIA Publications, Inc., currently serves more than 25,000 churches, schools, retreat centers, religious communities, funeral homes, and campus ministries around the world as their main resource for music licensing and permissions for congregational song. The easy-to-use ONE LICENSE online portal allows churches to obtain reprint permission for congregations, podcast and video streaming permissions, and / or permission to create practice tracks for choirs, as well as to report all usage for royalty distribution to composers and authors through the use of an accurate database of song titles. ONE LICENSE is the leading music licensing agency for congregational worship and represents a growing list of over 300 Member Publishers and their divisions.

SCHOOL MUSIC LICENSE seeks to build on what we have learned music teachers need, what we have learned from publishing repertoire for schools, and what we have learned from administering our church music license, ONE LICENSE.