Take action now to make sure that 2024 is your breakthrough songwriting year!
Have you ever heard that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results? That’s the way a lot of Christian songwriters get frustrated and even quit–they just don’t have the insight and tools to approach their songwriting differently and it tanks over and over.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
If you feel a special call to write for Jesus to share your testimony or lead people into worship, you can take action in this new year to gain key insights and skills to write the kinds of songs that engage listeners. Songwriting will always require time and effort, but if you have stronger skills, the time you put in will bear much more fruit.
Here are a few ways you can take action now to make sure that 2024 is your breakthrough songwriting year.
READ BOOKS AND BLOGS
I’m amazed when songwriters tell me they don’t read much. How can you expect to write effectively if you’re not sharpening your word power? It’s no wonder people write the same song a thousand times. Theyt lack fresh words and thoughts and phrases that can only come from reading. If you’re not reading, you’re not growing.
There are many fine songwriting books from many sources such as Berklee School of Music for you to read to add skills. Along with the Bible, supplement your spiritual/devotional reading with classic texts like My Utmost for His Highest or Spurgeon sermons or a thousand other rich devotionals on the market or at your library. Writers are readers. Don’t deprive yourself of reading something enriching each day.
HOW TO VIDEOS
Youtube is a vast storehouse of songwriting tools. Do a quick search and dive in. You’ll be amazed at the insights you’ll find once you tap into this knowledge base. Then begin to practice with what you’ve learned. Work harder to incorporate pro level principles instead of expecting the world to love your songs just because you love Jesus. They won’t.
And if you are really ready to dig in, consider purchasing one of our two video series on Christian songwriting, The Songbuilders Blueprint or Your Best Songs Now available in the store area on this site. You can’t go wrong with either of them for a minimal investment to strengthen your knowledge and skills.
LISTEN TO PODCASTS
As it turns out, our Song Revolution podcast is one of the most popular Christian songwriting podcasts out there. With over 180 episodes of teaching, inspiration, and great interviews with amazing artists and songwriters like Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Matt Maher, NEEDTOBREATHE, Kim Walk-Smith, and many more, this podcast is a huge library of songwriting insights that’s free for the listening. Find it on this site or wherever you listen to great podcasts.
JOIN NCS PRO SONG MASTERY
If you’ve followed us at all, you might remember that the NCS Pro Song Mastery program is our flagship group coaching program. With over 300 trained Christian songwriters so far, we’ve been offering this program for over eight years. Our graduates have taken massive strides in writing and releasing singles, full albums, have gotten their music on radio and television, and we have a couple of Grammy nominees so far. If this is your time to check it out, click HERE to set up a free, no-obligation phone call to see if NCS Pro Song Mastery is your next step to songwriting breakthroughs.
NEVER GIVE UP
Finally, make a decision today to rededicate yourself to your passionate calling to write, record, and release your songs. It takes immense dedication, time, money, and spiritual drive to accomplish your calling. Don’t be afraid! Keep breathing and marching. Write a lot and consider getting professional coaching to help you grow. Watch as God moves heaven and earth to help you fulfill this desire that He’s placed in your heart. Get started and never give up!