Do you have someone in your worship team, choir, or congregation who seems to take exception with almost everything? It’s a dilemma: how to lead with strength yet engage opposing voices redemptively.
Here are 4 practical steps to help you deal with contentious people. Continue reading “4 Steps in Dealing with Contentious People”
Like many of us, I began the year with a sense of hope and expectation. I resolved to do better, be healthier, be more strategic, and have greater impact.
Only one month into the New Year and I’ve discovered two main obstacles to my resolve… Continue reading “Is Obstinate Perfectionism Killing Your New Year’s Resolve?”
Whether you’re leading a small team or a big business, here are three useful “What’s” you may want to work into your daily routine: Continue reading “The Three “What?”s of Leadership”
Have you ever wondered why we create and perform? After all, it takes a lot of time and energy. There is no guarantee of fame, much less fortune. And yet, so many of us devote so much of our lives to music.
Looking back over my life, I’ve experienced three interrelated motives: Continue reading “The Motives Behind Our Music”
First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what a music publisher does.
The term “publisher” can be confusing because it can refer to the owner of a song copyright as well as to a company that manufactures copies of music for sale—or both. For the purpose of this article, a publisher is a company that owns intellectual property that it wants to exploit.
When you compose an original song, you automatically own both the writer and the publisher “shares” of that property. If there is more than one writer, then the writer and publisher shares are allotted according to the percentage of contribution or by the agreement of the writers.
Songwriters often enter into a formal relationship with a music publisher whose responsibility is Continue reading “10 Things to Consider When Submitting Your Worship Song to a Publisher”