David Crowder joined Loop Community Founder Matt McCoy to talk about how he started leading worship, using tracks in the early 2000s and his new Christmas album. He shared how he has seen tracks and worship music change over the years.

How Using Tracks in Worship Has Changed

Matt: “Who inspired you to start using tracks and how has your view of tracks changed?”

Crowder: “It started with the Boss 404 and listening mostly to things that were turn table based. We wanted to bring in live loops from turntable into the band, and wanted to have some more nerdy stuff to trigger things and have a constant loop going. The Boss 404 was a simple entry for us. We made most of our stuff by recording B-Wack on the drums and then running it back through a guitar pedal.

Tracks are almost where songs start now. I don’t know that i’ve been in a lot of writing sessions where there wasn’t a really solid programmer in the room, that can get a sort of aural environment created while lyrics are happening. Which I really dig. I think that may be one of the biggest contributors to more poetic language in church and liturgical songs now. People are writing into an aural space, where previously you were sitting at a piano or guitar. That’s contributed a lot to the lyric content that we’re having in church. If you have a programmer in the room while a write is going on, they’re a part of the write. Now all of the industry is respecting the programmer. Nowadays I view loops as just as important and fundamental to the congregants experience as most of the players on stage.”

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SESAC, BMI, ASCAP and a host of music industry friends joined in celebration at the SESAC office on Wednesday, October 4 to recognize Megan Moroney’s debut single, “Tennessee Orange,” topping the charts.  

“Tennessee Orange,” which Moroney (SESAC) co-wrote with Ben Williams (ASCAP), David Fanning (BMI), and Paul Jenkins (BMI), hit the number one spot in June. Catapulting her into the spotlight, the Kristian Bush-produced song led to Moroney’s record deal with Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records after it quickly went viral and surpassed a million streams within days of its release.

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Music plays a huge part in Hispanic culture – and, from salsa and tango to reggaeton, it’s now enjoying global success, with music in Spanish now the second most consumed in the world, after music in English. ‘Latin music’ as a term has become a catch-all for the music that comes from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world. But it covers a mass of different genres – so what’s the story behind them?

The journey of Latin music history begins with indigenous styles and instruments, and wends its way through languages, cultures, peoples and distinct landscapes to create a world of different genres to explore. We’ll take you through its evolution and rich musical heritage, from the Mayans to Carmen Miranda, all the way to Bad Bunny being the world’s most-streamed artist for three years in a row.

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SESAC celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind the most-performed songs of 2022 across a variety of genres at The Highlight Room in Hollywood last night, September 19, marking the second year the awards took place in Los Angeles.

The event was attended by several top music industry executives, artists, songwriters, and publishers including Bryan-Michael Cox, Dixson, Papiyerr, Dontae Winslow, and Kenyon Dixon, among others.

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Adventures in Suburbia – Philip Guyler

Take a spirited ride through suburbia with composer and multi-instrumentalist Philip Guyler. Uptempo dramedy meets kitsch family fun in a collection brimming with playful woodwind, jaunty strings, curious marimba, piano and celeste.

Explosive Fate – Mark Denis

Building to bombastic climaxes, esteemed composer Mark Denis presents epic electronic trailer music ideal for action sequences. Urgent synths fuse with haunting piano, bold guitar riffs, tonal blasts, aggressive beats and FX.

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SESAC is thrilled to congratulate all affiliated artists, songwriters, and producers who took home trophies at the 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards held on Sunday, February 5, 2023. 

Sixteen-time GRAMMY® winner Adele took home the trophy for Best Pop Solo Performance for her smash hit, “Easy On Me,” while Robert Glasper won Best R&B Album for his latest project, Black Radio III.  Snarky Puppy won their fifth award in the category Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their most recent album, Empire Central.  

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New York, NY (January 31, 2023) – Rumblefish, one of the nation’s leading music industry rights administration services, is pleased to announce that it has once again collaborated with the Recording Academy®—internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards®—regarding the Recording Academy’s on-demand listening services for its voting members.

For the 15th year in a row, Rumblefish provided licensing research and administration services for certain GRAMMY®-nominated tracks posted for voter consideration. This time-sensitive project included identifying all tracks for each nominated album in selected categories, matching these tracks to the publishing ownership, and facilitating publisher licenses. Rumblefish leveraged its deep music publishing relationships, its well-honed copyright research and licensing services, and its more than 90 corporate years of music rights administration experience.

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Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 6, 2022) – SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed country and Americana songs at the company’s annual Nashville Music Awards – held in person for the first time in three years – tonight at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

Josh Jenkins was named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year after his hugely successful year penning chart-topping hits such as “Buy Dirt,” recorded by Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan, and “Fancy Like,” recorded by Walker Hayes. “Buy Dirt” was recently awarded NSAI’s Song of the Year honor and is nominated for the same award at the 56th Annual CMA Awards. “Fancy Like,” published by SMACK, was also awarded SESAC’s Song of the Year. SMACK took home the title of Publisher of the Year, after previously being awarded the trophy in 2020.

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Pinners can now add tracks from Ed Sheeran, Silk Sonic, Anitta and other popular artists to Idea Pins

Today, Pinterest announced new partnerships with Warner Music Group (Nasdaq: WMG), Warner Chappell Music, Merlin, and BMG, to bring today’s top artists and music on the platform. Through these new deals, users will now be able to add tracks from Ed Sheeran, Silk Sonic, Anitta, and many more to their Idea Pins.

This partnership expands Pinterest’s existing royalty-free music library to include licensed popular tracks powered by 7Digital, the leading B2B digital music solutions platform, which will enable the Pinterest community to access a global catalog of music. Additionally, Rumblefish is providing Pinterest with music metadata and license management services.

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Bryan-Michael Cox Awarded SESAC Icon Award for his Contributions to Popular Music

September 22, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) SESAC celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind this year’s most-performed songs across a variety of genres at The London in West Hollywood last night, September 21, for the first in-person ceremony in several years.

The event was attended by several top music industry executives, artists, songwriters, and publishers including Jack Harlow, Robert Glasper, Bryan-Michael Cox, Dixson, and Kenyon Dixon, among others.

Jack Harlow was once again this year’s top honoree – awarded with the title of Songwriter of the Year for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Song of the Year resulted in a tie – Harlow was honored with this award for the second year in a row, this year for “Industry Baby,” tying with “Heat Waves” recorded by Glass Animals for the Song of the Year title. Sony Music Publishing, publisher of “Industry Baby,” was named Publisher of the Year.

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