Writing Pop Worship

Ben Leone shares some tips and questions for writing pop worship songs. For clarity’s sake, he doesn’t use the word “pop” in a derogatory way. Read on for more:

Most people give pop music a bad rep. They assume because artists just write catchy melodies, relevant and focused ideas and lyrics, and simple chord progressions that they aren’t talented songwriters.

I couldn’t disagree more.

If we dive into what makes pop music “pop music,” we would find that pop music is simply “popular” music; or in other words “music that a lot of people want to and are able to sing along with.”

To me, the goal of a pop songwriter sounds very similar to a songwriter’s goal when writing a corporate worship song.

Ben lists three questions for worship songwriters to ask themselves about their songs. Check it out here.

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