Fifteen Years

I’m later writing this post than I had hoped. In August fifteen years ago I started my professional music journey. I recorded “Big Weather Change”. While recording my first CD I came back to the hotel one day to find out news that was historic. Princess Diana had died. Are you like me? Do you remember some of those super specific events in life down to the detail of where you were and what you were doing?

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Yancy’s Thoughts On The Power Of Music In Kids Lives

By now, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest…. the latest and greatest in social networking. I recently joined and I have to say that it is a lot of fun!

If you haven’t checked it out yet (which you should), it’s basically an online space to organize inspiration boards of your favorite images from around the Web. Here are the images from my Pinboard “Yancy’s Thoughts on the Power of Music in Kids Lives”

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Music Review: Yancy, “Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams”

by R.J. Carter
Published: October 11, 2010 | Release Date: November 2, 2010 | Grade: A

I’ve been familiar with the Contemporary Christian Music scene for a number of years now — ever since it used to be called Gospel Rock and acts like Keith Green and David and the Giants were making the scene, shaking things up, and causing staid conservative parents and pastors to shake their heads and say, “That ain’t of God.”

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Questions About Copyright Rules And Licensing

I recently wrote an article for which is a great leadership resource blog for ministry especially in relation to families, kids and students. The article is all about licensing and how to legally make copies of CD’s for your worship team or families in your church. It’s broken into three posts so make sure you read all three to learn about the process and steps you can take.

A common question we get is “Can I burn a CD for my worship team to rehearse the songs?”or “Can I burn a CD to give to the families in my church of the songs we do in large group?”

Can you do it without permission and without paying appropriate fees?

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