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Submit a Song

e listen to every song submitted for possible editorial coverage by Worship Leader or inclusion on Song Discovery. Here are two ways to submit your song.


Option 1: Online Form

  • Step 1: Add Your Song(s)

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  • If submitting an album, please be sure the songs are in a Compressed (zipped) Folder.
    Please check one or both options.
  • Step 2: Song Discovery Information (please skip this step if you are only submitting to Worship Leader magazine)

  • Please include copyrights for both the recording (p)(c), and for the lyrics (c).
  • Step 3: Add Your Contact Information & Submit!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Option 2: Mail

Please include the following for song eligibility:
* CD featuring your song(s) – All songs on a submitted CD will be evaluated. You will not receive the CD you send back, so please make sure it is not your only one.)
* Lyric Sheet
* Contact Information - Name, Email, and Phone Number
* Song Detail (only required for Song Discovery submissions) - Original Key, Scripture Reference, CCLI# if available, Songwriter(s) Name, Copyright Information for both recording (p)©, and for the lyrics ©, and Website for more information

When you have prepared the above package, please send to:
Worship Leader, Submissions c/o Jeremy Armstrong
or Song Discovery, Submissions c/o Andrea Hunter
29222 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 215
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


When will I hear back if my song is selected?

While we listen to every song submitted, due to the amount of submissions, you will only hear back from us if your song has been selected for coverage by Worship Leader or chosen to go before our Song Discovery listening panel (there is a new listening panel every two months).

Are multiple submissions accepted?

Yes, we listen to multiple submissions. Please keep in mind for the Song Discovery submission that we may ask songwriters to be open to suggestions when the song meets every criterion, but falls short in a single category. 

What are the standards for a song to be featured on the Song Discovery CD?

We serve 20,000 Worship Leader magazine subscribers so we are here to discover the best of the best worship songs picked from among thousands of submissions. The Song Discovery listening panel uses the following criteria for appraising songs submitted to Song Discovery:
1.  Creative. Is it a well-constructed song? We do not modify the production in any way – how you hear it is how it goes on the CD. So the “quality” should be that of a master. As well, the song is listened to see if it has the strength lyrically to be modified to fit a multitude of congregational settings. What is the song good for? The song needs to serve a function in the worship service, i.e.: offertory, communion, main congregational worship portion of the service, benediction, choral, special number, etc.
2.  True. Is this song authentic to the community / author? Our subscribers belong to diverse worship communities, so we are looking to find what truth is being spoken to the represented community. Is this song authentic to the Scripture? Above all else this criterion is most important. We need to make sure the lyrical content is doctrinally sound before it is presented to congregations to be sung over people in worship services.

Want to announce your new song now on WorshipLeader.com and/or the next issue of Worship Leader magazine?

We customized our ad packages to help independent artists like you get your new music/project in front of our audience. For rates and info, please contact Alissa Smith at 615-678-8958 / alissa@wlmag.com.