Best selling MultiTracks for the last 12 months + thoughts on how the CCLI lists have changed

We’ve been totting up the totals on the MultiTracks you’ve purchased in the last year, so we thought we’d give you a peak at the 25 most popular. Perhaps unsurprisingly the list broadly mirrors last year’s CCLI top songs choices, so in other words the MultiTracks you’re buying roughly line up with the popularity of what the wider church is singing.

What’s interesting is that comparing a song’s CCLI position from previous years shows that a song can now become very popular with a worldwide recognition much more quickly than ever before. For instance, ‘What a Beautiful Name’ is number one both in our chart and CCLI and yet is a 2016 song. In years past it would take a song over 5 years to get to that number one slot. Conversely, songs that took 4-5 years to gain that kind of usage would often stay in the top five for a good 5-7 years, whereas now the speed at which churches are adding new songs their repertoire and discarding older ones is also much faster too.

With the advent of apps like Spotify and YouTube it is now much easier to access new songs outside of conferences and summer festivals, but equally I wonder what the impact is of introducing so many more new songs to your congregation?

This article on the lifecycle of a worship song is worth a read.

Andy Chamberlain, Co-Founder, Worship Backing Band 

Worship Backing Band’s Top 25 best selling MultiTracks for the last year

  1. What a Beautiful Name
  2. Good Good Father
  3. The Lion and the Lamb
  4. This is Amazing Grace
  5. 10,000 Reasons
  6. O Come to the Altar
  7. No Longer Strangers
  8. Great Are You Lord
  9. How Great is Our God
  10. Holy Spirit
  11. At the Cross (Love Ran Red)
  12. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  13. Agnus Dei
  14. My Lighthouse
  15. O Praise The Name (Anastasis)
  16. Revelation Song
  17. Open The Eyes of My Heart
  18. Our God
  19. Blessed Be Your Name
  20. Mighty To Save
  21. Oceans (Hillsong)
  22. This I Believe (The Creed)
  23. Jesus Messiah
  24. Lord I Need You
  25. Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)

This list is for individual tracks purchased and excludes sales of our pre-selected bundle packs.

 

 

Free MultiTrack for April: Rescuer

 Free MultiTrack

This month’s free MultiTrack is the great but under-utilised song Rescuer by Jonny Parks, Nick Herbert and Cathy Parks.

You will need the Worship Backing Band PC/Mac MultiTrack Player or the new iPad MultiTrack Player to play the track.

It’s totally free this month and you’ll get the wav files for our PC/Mac MultiTrack Player PLUS files for the new iPad MultiTrack Player.

Free MultiTrack for March: Nothing To Hide (Hillsong)

Free MultiTrack

This month’s free MultiTrack is Hillsong’s No Reason to Hide by Joel Houston and Matt Crocker. If you don’t know the song already, it’s a great upbeat anthem song for using in declarative worship. Perfect for both adult and kids church alike.

 

You will need the Worship Backing Band PC/Mac MultiTrack Player or the new iPad MultiTrack Player to play the track.

It’s totally free this month and you’ll get the wav files for our PC/Mac MultiTrack Player PLUS files for the new iPad MultiTrack Player.

Free MultiTrack: You (Bigger Than The Air I Breathe) by Tim Hughes

Our free MultiTrack for December is You (Bigger Than The Air I Breathe) by Tim Hughes and co-writers, Rob Hill and our very own Jon Mann Smith (Jon was one of Musicademy’s first guitar teachers). It’s a beautiful song that deserves to be better known.

It’s a very congregational, anthemic song and there’s also a Super Chord Chart to accompany the song. The chart follows our arrangement note-for-note.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band PC/Mac MultiTrack Player or the new iPad MultiTrack Player to play the track.

Black Friday Week Sale: 20% off EVERYTHING at Worship Backing Band

Save 20% off whatever you buy this week at Worship Backing Band.

Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY17 to grab a blanket 20% off anything. And of course that is 20% off on top of the usual bundle pack discounts for MultiTracks, Chord Charts, DVDs and Split Tracks.

Remember we have a large selection of Christmas carols too so get buying now for pre-Christmas savings!

Do remember to put the coupon in at the checkout as we can’t retrospectively credit your discount.

Over at Musicademy you’ll find guaranteed savings of at least 50% off ALL DVD courses and box sets. Some are even 80% off!

PLUS if you’d prefer to download courses rather than buy DVDs use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get an extra 25% off the price of any download. We always give 25% off automatically at the checkout when you buy a full course in a single transaction but if you use the coupon this week you will get an ADDITIONAL 25% off too.

Click here to go to the Musicademy website, browse through the product options to see the sale prices.

As an extra bonus when you buy more than one DVD set you’ll get offered other DVDs at even cheaper prices! So buy DVD and you’ll see the options for other DVDs with even greater savings!

The Worship Backing Band iPad MultiTrack Player is here!

We are delighted to announce that our long awaited MultiTrack iPad Player is now available. Keeping with our simple-to-use methodology, the iPad Player is a step up from our PC/Mac Player with some additional features such as ambient pads for song transitions, a global mix option, the ability to save and name playlists, easy iCloud storage and more.

  • New iPad touchscreen interface design
  • 14 instrument stems inc. vocals, clicks and cues
  • Mix mute or solo any instrument stem
  • Loop or jump to any song section
  • Key change and tempo change
  • MIDI footswitch compatible
  • Ambient pads for seamless song transitions
  • Save and name setlists/playlists
  • Lossless audio compression for easy song import/iCloud storage

The Player comes pre-installed with 3 MultiTracks plus you get 2 free CCLI top 50 tracks of your choice (worth $34!).

Buy the iPad Player on the App store and come back to Worship Backing Band to buy the MultiTracks. You will also have free access to iPad versions of all your existing WBB MultiTracks that you have bought in the past.

Buy from the App Store

Watch the video to see how it works

Your questions answered

I need more information about the iPad player before I buy

We’ve created a series of how-to videos that explain every aspect of the Player.

I want to use the old PC/Mac Player as well as the iPad player. Will you be charging me twice?

You will need to buy the new iPad player (as well as the PC/Mac Player that you already have) but when you buy tracks you’ll get the PC/Mac/DAW MultiTracks as well as the iPad versions. You’ll get iPad versions for all your existing WBB MultiTracks free-of-charge.

Will the iPad tracks work in any other programs?

No. You will need the Worship Backing Band iPad Player to play the tracks. However, once you have purchased the tracks you will also get a standard uncompressed WAV file which you can use in any DAW such as Ableton as well as Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC MultiTrack Player.

What about technical support?

We’ve tried to make the iPad Player as intuitive and simple-to-use as possible but if you need some extra help we’ve an extensive FAQ section on our website as well as email technical support.

What about other tablets?

At the moment the Player is iPad only.

 

Free MultiTrack: Giver of Life by Tim Hughes

free-multitracksOur free MultiTrack for November is Giver of Life by Tim Hughes. Many of the Musicademy team have played with Tim over the years from when he was starting out at Soul Survivor through to his roles at Holy Trinity Brompton and Worship Central. He is now the Rev Hughes and leads Gas Street Church in Birmingham

This is a great worship song that deserves to be better known. There’s also a Super Chord Chart to accompany the song. The chart follows our arrangement note-for-note.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track

Use the free track on an iPad!!

Our new iPad Player is in the App Store! When you get your free MultiTrack you’ll get an iPad friendly version too.

You can find our more about the Player, and watch a longer video on our website.

FREE MultiTrack: Love Come Down (David Ruis and Eoghan Heaslip)

free-multitracksOur free MultiTrack for September is Love Come Down by David Ruis and Eoghan Heaslip.

This is a great worship song that deserves to be better known. There’s also a Super Chord Chart to accompany the song. The chart follows our arrangement note-for-note.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track.

Our new iPad Player is about to launch – keep your eyes peeled on the App Store! You”ll get the iPad and the PC/Mac version of the MultiTrack to download.

Free MultiTrack: Matt Redman’s Beautiful News

Matt Redman Beautiful News Free multiTrackWe are delighted to offer you a free MultiTrack from Matt Redman for the month of September.

We’ve closely followed Matt Redman’s original album version for this track but in the more singable key of A. Click to download Beautiful News free-of-charge.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track.