Thursday, July 3, 2008

Music on the Internet

I wanted to briefly let you know about two excellent music resources I've recently found on the internet.

The first is from a Christian organisation called Praise Charts. Anyone who has a recording of a song can submit it to them and if they think it's OK (which they do for about 25% of songs submitted) they will make it available on-line. As a trial Colin Boyle (our Creative Arts Director) submitted Matt Price's song Mercy's Flame to them and it's now been accepted (obviously!). Unfortunately they've got it all a bit wrong and think Colin wrote the song, but hopefully we'll get that sorted soon. You can listen to it here. If you like it then why not leave a comment on their site - apparently the more comments they receive the more likely they are to put arrangements of the song on their site for sale and the more chance there is of Matt becoming the next Darlene Zschech (if you know what I mean).

The second is a secular site called Last.fm. You just go to their site and type in the name of a band you like and it will then play you music by that band and from other bands with a similar musical style. You can skip any tracks you don't like so after a while it gets to learn your own personal preferences. It seems to have a load of Christian stuff in there so you can get to listen to Hillsong, Delirious?, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin all day for free - cool eh!

Hope you enjoy these sites as much as I have.

Simon.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon

We are very lucky as a church to have hugely talented musicians sometimes you don't realise quite how talented they are. I am very lucky to be part of such a supportive church family.

regards karmenie

Anonymous said...

hiya, just thought I'd also add that www.jango.com is a good music site simlar to Lastfm that plays sngs from mercyme, casting crowns, hillsong and other contemporary xtain artists. Brg esosa

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Last FM recommend - it's coming up for some great tracks - anyone remember Shed Seven?! For Christian music/radio I listen to KTIS online (ktis.nwc.edu) based out of St Pauls, Minneapolis, which was recommended by Jon & Kristen Powell when they were over here. Worth a listen - but you won't get Shed Seven on there!

Jo