How hard is it

to get people listening

to your new songs?


How hard is it to get people listening

to your new songs?

There are 60,000 new songs uploaded every single day to Spotify.

And whilst this covers all musical genres known to mankind, there are a staggering number of worship songs being shared every week throughout Christendom.

We speak to a lot of worship songwriters who struggle to get people to listen to their songs. And when we talk about listening, we mean actually listening as we all know that just because someone clicked LIKE, is doesn’t mean they actually engaged and gave the recording their full attention.

Viewing and streaming stats can be misleading. Facebook might let you that your video had 1000 views however in reality a viewer is someone who has watched the video (quite possibly without the sound on) for 3 second or more.

You’ve put your heart and soul into crafting your songs and it’s important that you get people to really listen.

We’ve thought long and hard about ways to help people to overcome this problem and we feel that the answer lies in community!

Join The Next Homegrown Gathering

to get song feedback

On the 3rd of August 2021, we had a Homegrown Gathering planned. Traditionally we had run our online Gatherings to offer training and encouragement but we got the sense that we should do something quite different.

Rather than coaching and training, we felt it was time to create a space for listening and sharing.

We tried out a new format by giving 12 writers the chance to share new songs with everyone in the session encouraged to share positive feedback in the chat as they play the song.

Most people accompanied themselves with a guitar or keyboard with a couple using backing tracks. Everyone would post their lyrics in the chat with the comments and encouragements flying.

In my 25 years writing songs, this was one of the most edifying experiences I’ve encountered.

Promoting your music on social media can be exhausting. There is so much noise and competition so spending some time listening as well as participating seems to make a lot of sense.

1 Corinthians 14:26 says that when we meet together, we should all bring something. This is edifying and building up the body. Too much of Christian fellowship seems to be divided up between performers and spectators.

The Homegrown Gathering takes place on Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm UK time.

If you’d like to share a song or simply connect with a community of Kingdom Builders, click the button below.

About The Author

My journey in music began in 1996 after being invited to join the worship band at All Saints, Ecclesall in Sheffield. I only knew 3 chords at the time and soon learned I wouldn’t need to know too much more for most Sunday services. My friend Robin then showed me how to program a drumbeat on Cubase and I’ve been a certified music production addict for 21 years. As well…

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