The Christian music world is booming, with investor appetite for religious music assets at an all-time high. In fact, in the past year, we've helped 19 different Christian songwriters raise money with their catalogs so they could reinvest in new projects. And on average, they received almost 7 times what their royalties had brought in the past year.
A large part of this interest has to do with the longevity of religious songs. While many commercial songs eventually fade in popularity over time, Christian music is continually covered by different artists and worship groups, with consistent, ongoing performances. And the genre is more approachable than ever, with Christian country-rock groups like NEEDTOBREATHE achieving repeat mainstream airplay.
In everything we do, we're committed to the unsung heroes behind the scenes and their stories. So in order to better showcase the songwriters behind this burgeoning genre, we're debuting a brand new songwriter chart, just for them, using rankings from Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.
Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week