Paul Herman

As a songwriter, worship leader and a member of the marketing team, Paul is connected to CCLI in every possible way.

Paul serves as CCLI’s Content Creator in the U.S. Service Center in Vancouver, Washington. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from George Fox University and has served as a marketing/communications specialist and a worship leader for a number of churches and ministries.


Getting Ready To Sing!

Getting Ready To Sing!

As Keith and Kristyn Getty prepare for their Sing! 2019 Conference in Nashville, TN, August 19-21, they’re already sensing the excitement and also the responsibility of a mighty move of God in their midst. This is the third year of their conference—the 2nd year doubled in attendance from the first year, and early indications point to… View Article
SongSelect ChordPro Format and Expanded Search: More New Features

SongSelect ChordPro Format and Expanded Search: More New Features

We’ve been adding quite a few features to SongSelect lately, and we want to keep you updated on all of them. Here are two major upgrades.  ChordPro Export Option for SongSelect Premium Chord Sheets  Because of its flexibility and functionality, ChordPro has become a favorite format of worship leaders and teams. SongSelect Premium now offers a choice of PDF or ChordPro exports for chord sheets…. View Article
The Story Of Hillsong Music

The Story Of Hillsong Music

When it comes to Hillsong Music, Steve McPherson has pretty much seen it all. Steve is the Manager of Hillsong Music Publishing and a valued member of the Hillsong worship team since the beginning. We caught up with Steve just prior to the release of the June 2019 CCLI Top Song Lists. Since Hillsong songs… View Article
SongSelect’s New Number Format: We Heard You

SongSelect’s New Number Format: We Heard You

Editor’s Note: The Nashville Number System is a simplified system developed by Neal Matthews in the late 1950’s, using numbers instead of Roman numerals from standard music theory. We adopted some of the principles from the Nashville Number System to provide our own number format in SongSelect. The numbers option may be accessed directly in… View Article
They’re Coming To See Jesus

They’re Coming To See Jesus

Why they’re immediately disappointed.
A Heart For The People Behind The Production

A Heart For The People Behind The Production

They may be the most relied-upon, yet the most under-appreciated. They may be focused on every note and every word in the service, yet too often they are the least impacted. They may be at church the most hours, yet are often the least connected. They may go by many names (production team, tech team,… View Article
Yes, We Went There…

Yes, We Went There…

“Why are there no Black Gospel songs in the CCLI Top 100?” I often conduct workshops at worship conferences on Worship Music Trends as seen through the lens of the CCLI Top Song Lists over the years. In the summer of 2017 at the Gospel Music Association’s IMMERSE Conference in Nashville, I may have had my most… View Article
Exemptions To The Religious Service Exemption

Exemptions To The Religious Service Exemption

What Your Church Needs To Know About The Religious Service Exemption — and Why You Need CCLI (2 of 2)
The "Us" – Keys To A Good Vocal Blend

The "Us" – Keys To A Good Vocal Blend

Want to sound better? Then listen better.
Attracting and Keeping Great Players

Attracting and Keeping Great Players

“Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” Psalm 33:3