Category: Songwriting Mindset

Finding Your Voice in the “New Music Economy”

When it comes down to it, we all just want to be heard and understood. As Christian songwriters, our desire is to use our gifts for God. Sometimes that may look like penning a corporate worship song. At other times, a song that tells the tale of redemption, a song

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Afraid You’re Not Good Enough for the NCS Boot Camp?

I’ve been doing a string of live streaming free song critiques this week as part of filling up the next NCS Boot Camp starting March 4th and was shocked when one singer-songwriter was wondering if they were “good enough” for the boot camp. First, we’re way off the mark if

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Why Every Singer Songwriter Should Know Andrew Ripp

I discovered singer songwriter Andrew Ripp a few years ago doing an “iTunes Sweep” and was immediately smitten with his southern roots rock sound. Once I got deeper into his lyrics, I was in full-blown, gushy love. Now that I’ve had him on our podcast, I’ve confirmed the depth and

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Serious Yuks with Singer Songwriter Tim Timmons

Although I’ve loved every interview we’ve done on the podcast, I don’t think I’ve laughed so much with anyone as much as with singer songwriter, Tim Timmons. Bethel Music’s Chris McClarney may be a close second, but Tim was hilarious, which is kind of ironic for this husband and father

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