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Sharing the songs you sing at church is a great way to encourage the believers to continue to meditate on the goodness of God and His word during the week.

Spotify makes it easy to do this – here’s an easy 4-step process to make this happen.

I hasten to add, this idea is not my own – I was inspired by the good people at Creek Road Presbyterian Church, who are integrating this feature into their (upcoming) new website. We’ll be incorporating this into our (upcoming) new church website too.

Step 1. Sign-up for a free Spotify account, and download the app

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Step 2. Create a new playlist.

We called ours: “Church by the Bridge – Songs We Sing” (again, inspired by Creek Road)

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Step 3. Search Spotify for the songs you sing, and then right-click on the song and add it to the playlist

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Step 4. Right-click on the playlist, and select ‘Copy HTTP Link’.

You can then share this link with whoever you would like to have access to this song list.

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You will then have a webpage with your songs listed and available for people to listen. This is how it will appear when someone clicks on the link:

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You can also embed the playlist in your church website, by clicking on the ‘Copy Embed Code’ link:

 

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9 Comments

  1. Chris Jones

    March 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I’ve thought about this (from a youth ministry perspective). The current challenge with a free account are the ads that Spotify place throughout your listening – MANY of which are less than desirable for a church to be ‘playing’ through their website. Any thoughts on how to negotiate this?

  2. Steven Kryger

    March 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Chris, one option would be to sign-up to a paid account (from $6.99 per month). Or, it could be a playlist from within another paid Spotify user’s account.

  3. Nathan Campbell

    March 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    We pay for Spotify (at Creek Road), we also use the songs as a tab on our Facebook page… using a custom tab built in Shortstack and Spotify’s embed code.

  4. peter yock

    March 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Hi all, I coordinate music for the evening services at Creek Road, and I put together our Spotify playlist. I just thought I’d throw in that I stole the idea from Kirkplace Presbyterian – they have a playlist called ‘Kirkplace Sunday Worship’. It’s a great idea.

  5. Bren McLean

    March 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks, Steve (and initially Kirkplace) for this tip. Could also help music teams to negotiate the copyright landmine

  6. peter yock

    March 13, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Bren – that’s exactly why I first created the playlist – to help our musicians learn the songs. It’s much easier than sending out 60 different youtube links.

  7. Nathan Campbell

    March 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    PS. The new website is now live (creekroad.org.au)

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  9. Scott

    August 16, 2016 at 6:04 am

    If I have a paid account and embed the playlist on our church website, will our members have to get a Spotify account to listen to the full track? Would the paid account allow mw to bypass that requirement? Many of our people are not going to signup for an account to be able to listen to the songs.

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