Independent Catholic songwriter resources and collaboration/support groups – Faith songs for all ages in English & Spanish. Free and low-cost downloads of sheet music and audio demos. Music for liturgies, devotions, faith formation and inspiration. – News, information and resources for Today’s Catholic Musician

Musica Sacra: Church Music Association of America and Musica Sacra Forum – The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority. – was built for Catholic musicians and those who love Catholic music.

PROs: Performing Rights Organizations

    A membership association of more than 470,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music.
  • BMI
    BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly.
  • TAXI
    World’s leading independent A&R company

Catholic liturgical music publishers, licensing and resources

American Catholic Press
American Catholic Press (ACP) is a publisher of hymnals, missals, books, and other materials for the liturgy, both in celebration and education.

CanticaNOVA Publications (CNP)
Publishers of traditional liturgical music (choral, cantor, organ, instrumental), providing free liturgy planning assistance and articles online.

GIA Publications is a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials, and other related products.

Ignatius Press
Ignatius Press publishers and distributors of Catholic books, magazines, videos and music; primary publisher in U.S. of Pope Benedict XVI’s books.

Liturgical Press
“Resources for a Worshiping World.” Liturgical Press was founded by Saint John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN) in 1926.

OCP (Oregon Catholic Press)
Much more than a missal publisher, OCP offers an impressive range of products and services — more than 650 — from music for worship to CDs for listening, from inspirational books to online tools, from hymnals to magazines.

WLP – World Library Publications
World Library Publications is a division of J.S. Paluch Company, Inc., providing Catholic music, liturgy and worship resources, Mass Settings, Mass Music and more.

Contemporary hymnals and song collections

Current hymnals available from GIA Publications:

  • Gather Comprehensive-Second Edition
  • RitualSong
  • Gather Comprehensive
  • Gather-Second Edition
  • Worship
  • Gather-First Edition
  • Lead Me, Guide Me
  • African American Heritage Hymnal (Protestant-based)
  • Singing Our Faith (children’s hymnal)
  • Hymnal for the Hours
  • Hymnal for Catholic Students
  • Hymnal Supplement 1991 (Lutheran)

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