How to get maximum exposure for your song writing

By Marie@Musicademy | November 16, 2021

If you have ever recorded a worship song, it is an exhilarating experience, but also a lot of work. First there is the writing, wrestling with the words to make them work with the music and rhyme, and say what God has put on your heart to say. There is capturing the right melodies, and […]

New song from Common Hymnal: Communion by Matt McCauley

By admin | April 18, 2019

We’ve worked for years with our dear friend Malcolm DuPlessis who was instrumental back when Musicademy was first founded in helping us get our DVDs out there, particularly into the US. Malclom has been working in recent years on a new project called Common Hymnal. Rather than me describe what it is all about, I’ll […]

New Remembrance Day Hymn

By admin | November 9, 2018

Former Musicademy drum tutor Richard Morgan is now a school music teacher and he has written a new hymn for Remembrance Day. Your congregation will recognise the tune (it is Londonderry Air / O Danny Boy) so it should be a fairly easy new hymn to teach this weekend: YouTube: Facebook    In Every […]

The 6 defining characteristics of a badly written song

By Guest Blogger | July 26, 2017

  Writer Laura Buckler has written this guest post for us. She tackles the topic of badly written songs regardless of whether they are “Christian” or secular in topic. The principles of good and bad song writing remain the same. Do you agree with her 6 main points? Can you think of worship songs that […]

Are we missing the point about Christian worship music? Guest article from Dave Bilbrough

By Guest Blogger | February 10, 2016

It’s funny how we have a tendency to evaluate good and bad.  Recently I was reading an article on the current state of Christian music.  ‘Is it progressive or creative, or has it cocooned itself into a safe formula; i.e Coldplay beats Big Country’, the writer asked.  Whilst the arguments on both sides were convincing […]

Finding the right key for small church worship

By Andy@Musicademy | January 13, 2016

Marie’s intro: If there is one topic that we can guarantee lots of comments on, it’s the subject of song keys. On the one hand you have the die-hards who are convinced that it is essential to use the original key (we address that here) and on the other you have the (*coughs* diva-like) worship […]

10 traits of top CCLI songs. Guest post by Marty Nystrom (writer of As the Deer)

By CCLI | June 3, 2015

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with CCLI who have agreed to share a number of articles with our subscribers from their Worship Fuel blog over the coming weeks. CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International, Inc.) releases a semi-annual list of the top worship songs sung by churches throughout America. A similar list is also published in Europe, […]