What is “it” that the most popular modern worship songs of our time have in common? Is it just one thing, or are there multiple factors that go into writing a song like What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood) that makes it an instant global hit for millions of worshipers?
Month: May 2018
“Most often, the Holy Spirit gives inspiration that you can then take and, with the other gifts, talents, and tools that you have, craft it in a way the entire world can embrace” In episode 66, John dives back into writing hit hooks. This is the 4th episode in this
For an aspiring songwriter, the [Music Modernization Act] (http://variety.com/t/music-modernization-act/) may seem as remote as a morning breeze in Borneo. But to those actively engaged in music making and business, it is epochal. The world has never seen such an outdated system of payment for intellectual properties take such a dynamic
“It’s the Lord that does the work. You are only responsible for being a child of God” In episode 65, John sits down with Christian Artist and Songwriter, Dara Maclean. Dara’s debut album You Got My Attention is earning her the attention of many. Growing up in a ministry focused family, leading
Empower your songwriting dreams with the NCS Weekend Intensive happening in Nashville June 21-23 featuring industry influencers Krissy Nordhoff, Cindy Morgan Brouwer, John Mays, Ginny Owens, Mike Harland, and the entire NCS Coaching Staff! There’s no such thing as “a self-made millionaire” or a self-made songwriter. Every successful businessperson knows
“Music reaches beyond the thinking of the mind and goes straight into the heart and soul level” In this week’s episode, we’re continuing our series on “Writing HIt Hooks.” Today, we’re talking all about emotion. What does a specific song make you feel? If you’re like me, as soon as
Here’s the thing… Each of these episodes have SO MUCH GOLD in them that it’s hard to digest it all in one listen. So, today we’re jumping back to our conversation with the amazing Audrey Assad. Audrey Assad is, by her own admission, a very opinionated person. Of Middle Eastern descent, yet