Free Worship Backing Band MultiTrack for April 2019
This month’s free MultiTrack is the CompassionArt song So Great written by a huge team of well known songwriters including Michael W Smith, Paul Baloche, Steven Curtis Chapman, Stu Gerrard, Israel Houghton, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Amy Park, Matt Redman, and Chris Tomlin.
The CompassionArt charity was founded by Delirious? songwriter Martin Smith and his wife Anna, with the aim of generating income from works of art to assist in the relief of suffering around the world.
Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTrack is the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.
How does licensing work for Worship Backing Band DVDs, Split Tracks and MultiTracks?
We at Worship Backing Band pay a (fairly substantial) fee to the publisher/ song writer for each song sold whether in DVD, Split Track, MultiTrack or chord chart format.
That fee covers our obligations in terms of supplying you a song that is not in public domain. For Split Tracks (and DVDs) this also includes an additional charge to cover the use of lyric display.
Does the church still need to report song use to CCLI?
Despite the fee we have paid for the use of the song, your church will also need to report song use to CCLI with Worship Backing Band tracks in just the same way as you would with a live band. So simply add the title of each song sung each week to your usual CCLI return.
Moat churches already have a Church Copyright License (even if all they have done is sing with organist accompaniment in the past) but if you’ve not got one, simply contact CCLI who will be happy to help.
Can I photocopy Worship Backing Band chord charts?
So long as your church has a photocopy license from CCLI and you report your copying of Worship Backing Band chord charts you may copy and distribute them to others in our worship team.
December’s free track of the month is a terrific Advent Hymn called Emmanuel, which is perfect for using as part of your worship in your Christmas services. The song is designed to be easily singable and very congregational and it even comes with the chord charts and score all free of charge!
Emmanuel is written by Matt Weeks who as well as being a producer, song writer and bass player for many of the best known worship leaders around the world, teaches all Musicademy’s bass lessons and is the bass player on Worship Backing Band’s MultiTracks.
Check out Matt’s site here.
It’s available as a free MultiTrack download for the whole of December so do check it out and put it to use this Christmas! There’s even a free chord chart to go with it.
Please note that the CCLI number for Emmanuel is 7053686.
You will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTrack is the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.
Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY18. This will give you a blanket 20% off any download you purchase on the Worship Backing Band site. That’s 20% off on top of the usual bundle pack discounts for MultiTracks, Chord Charts, DVDs and Split Tracks.
Do remember to put the coupon in at the checkout as we can’t retrospectively credit your discount.
Unlike most other MultiTrack and Split Track providers, Worship Backing Band has always included lead and backing vocals on its backing tracks.
Our customers love them. Here’s a review from Matthew Bessant in the UK:
“A big thank you, to WBB for including the lead vocal, trying to learn a new song and when to come in with just the instruments is a real headache.”
These cost us a lot more to produce but we find they are essential, particularly for smaller churches that either have no singers, or whose singers need a little help to know where to come in (or to stay perfectly on pitch or time).
You can choose the level of the vocals against the rest of the instruments and, with our MultiTracks, to have the vocal fed only to your band.
Customer review from Matthew Bessant who runs a church in Peterborough, UK:
“The Split Tracks mean the audio and lyrics are perfectly in sync, without needing either another computer or operator to control the separate areas.
All the service material is run through a playlist on VLC. You can adjust the vocal output from the track as much as you want, and we have found this system has worked really well for us, without needing a massive team of people around to make it all work.”
Split tracks are video backing tracks with on-screen lyrics & mixable vocals. They run using free software such as VLC or iTunes and are in MP4 format. Watch the video below for more information.