The SongTown Christian Edge Group

Join Mike Murray, a top Christian music publisher for Integrity Music, and a limited number of SongTown writers to take your songwriting skills to the next level.

The goal of the Edge Group:

  • To mentor Christian songwriters to the next level through interaction with a top publisher.
  • To help writers learn what is missing in their music.
  • To teach writers how to cast their songs for a particular artist.
  • To prepare writers to be SongTown Staff Writers or Staff Writers with another publishing company.
  • To give writers monthly feedback on one song from a publisher’s perspective.
  • To offer single song contracts and pitch songs that are ready!

Each month, the Edge Group writers get:

  • A 60-90 minute online staff writer meeting with Mike Murray. He will go over the most up-to-date pitch sheet available, discuss what Christian artists give you the best shot for a cut, and what those artists are looking for.
  • A writing assignment that is aimed at several label major artists.
  • Feedback on the prior month’s writing assignment. Each month, Mike will tell you why your song didn’t work or what makes it a song he can pitch.

Mike Murray will meet monthly with “The Edge” writers in an online video room to coach and mentor in a group staff writer setting. He will give feedback on the monthly submission from each writer in the SongTown forum. And he will pitch any song that he feels is pitchworthy! If you’ve been feeling like you are “on the edge,” apply now to be in The Christian Edge Group and let the SongTown “edge” help you succeed with your music!

Meet the Instructor

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Mike Murray


25 year Christian Music industry veteran, working at Christian record labels such as Capitol CMG and Provident Music, and for 12 years led the Creative department at Integrity Music Publishing - working alongside GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award-winning artists and songwriters like Leeland, Kari Jobe, All Sons & Daughters, Hillsong, Matt Redman, Mitch Wong, Lincoln Brewster, Israel & New Breed, Paul Baloche, William McDowell and more than a dozen staff songwriters in the U.S. and the U.K. Mike is now the head of creative at Hillsong Music.

Application Process

A $15 application fee is required for consideration. When you apply, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your 2 best songs for review.


The Christian Edge program is $60 per month. The application does not require a SongTown membership. If accepted, membership is required.