Alex Macdougall

Alex Macdougall

Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex toured with both Andrae Crouch and Bob Bennett, and as part of the Richie Furay Band in 1976, opened concerts for Loggins and Messina, Leon and Mary Russell, Billy Joel, and the Beach Boys. As a percussionist, he has worked in-studio alongside bassists John Patitucci and Flim Johnson; drummers Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ron Tutt, and Alex Acuna; and guitarist Phil Keaggy. He has served as senior vice president/StarSong Records, vice president of Special Projects/EMI Christian Music, general manager/Vineyard Music, strategic advisor/Integrity Music and Vineyard Records UK, and executive vice president/Maranatha! Music. As a musician and record label executive, he has performed on, marketed, and/or produced hundreds of best-selling projects in all genres of music, including the 1992 Grammy Award-winning A Cappella Kids, Billboard-ranked Gospel Goes Classical (with Juanita Bynam, Jonathan Butler, Dr. Henry Panion, and American Idol's Ruben Studdard), and the best-selling WOW Worship series. He has also created multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. Alex has developed music concepts and projects for Time-Life, Guideposts, Reader's Digest, Publishers Clearing House, Avon, EMI/Capitol Special Markets, Integrity Media, Pastor Rick Warren (The Invitation), and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.Born and raised in Orange County, California, Alex and his wife have five children and five grandsons. Alex has served for the past 6 years as an Adjunct Professor at Dallas Baptist University.

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There is such a thing as being “too quiet”, or “not loud enough”.  Music definitely needs to be performed and heard at certain dynamics to have any impact or power.  A song sung too softly does not have any “punch” to it.  So there is a definite balance that must be struck by the worship leader and sound engineer. 

I can only imagine
I Can Only Imagine

Worship Leader’s Alex MacDougall recently visited with Bart Millard, founding member of MercyMe, and author of the song, “I Can Only Imagine”.

Holy Roar
Holy Roar with Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead

The book, co-authored by Chris and Darren, examines the “7 words that will change the way you worship”.

Matt Redman
Glory Song

Worship Leader’s Alex MacDougall caught up with Matt Redman as Matt prepares to release his next album, Glory Song on September 29th.

A Career Servant

5 ways to submit to God and others as you lead the worship of your congregation.