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.