Brian, Jeremy, Christa, and William just started meeting and writing music. The more history you build together, the more trust is built. It takes time to work through a song.
Songs are a life vest for people in hard seasons. Songs are powerful and life changing. Songs communicate values. Songs release encounters with God.
Student: How do you co-write songs together? What is the goal?
Jeremy: The person with the original idea has control over where the song goes. Have to value what the other person has to offer. The most effective co-writing occurs when there is an idea. Don’t show up to a meeting without one or more thoughtful ideas.
Student: What happens when your original idea is not welcomed by one or two people?
Brian: The creator of the original idea has control over the song. Step away and ask other people. If it does not translate well with other people, step back and take a look at other opinions. Have respect and honor for the people that you work with.
Student: How protective are you over your songwriting community?
Jeremy: We welcome the community here to submit songs. Sometimes the more people you add, the more tricky it gets. We had two students from the worship school co-write songs on Bethel Live. We are protective over the mission and vision of the house.
Student:How do you bring up suggestions to a church leader who is protective over writer’s songs?
Brian: Tactful communication is very important. Come in low with humility.