Mediashout’s Quick Access to Your Songs

MediaShout Presentation Software is the premier display software for churches, available in more congregations than any other presentation software. Mediashout users can access songs in two different ways.

OPTION 1 is available to Mediashout users from version 2.5 to present. Use that method if you have anything other than Version 4 of Mediashout, or if you don’t want to import your sets directly with Mediashouts song library.

OPTION 2 is available only for Mediashout 4 users. You can directly access your sets and import the songs without ever leaving Mediashout. This requires one of your Mediashout computers to have direct access to the internet, so that Mediashout can synch with your account and access your songs instantly for use in your Mediashout presentations.

Each of the above options are explained below, depending what your situation is.

OPTION 1: Export from to the Mediashout Song file format– the grand-poobah of presentation software, Mediashout has the most developed feature set and powerful display options of all the software. They have also created two seamless methods of getting song content into their presentation database and scripts. The first method is to import their custom song file format. supports this easily as follows:

  1. Simply log into and go to view any set you wish to export (including all the songs in the set) to Mediashout.
  2. Select the “Export” icon from the icons at the top of the set.
  3. A dialog will appear for exporting. Select the “Mediashout” radio option, and click “Export” button.
  4. will generate a file of your set that is in a compatible import file for Mediashout. Save that file where you can find it from Mediashout.

Import the Mediashout Song file format to Mediashout-

  1. Open Mediashout.
  2. Select “Song Library>Import Songs>From Files”
  3. Choose the “Song deck text file” source file type. Click Next.
  4. On the Import Songs dialog, select the folder icon and browse to your text file you just downloaded from (above). Select the file and click Open. Back on the Import Songs dialog, click Next.
  5. Now the songs are ready to be imported. Choose either “Import All Songs” of “Skip Duplicates”. You can also choose to group the songs according to your preferences.
  6. When you are ready, click “Import”.
  7. Once you being importing, the file will be processed into a results screen. Review the results and click “Close”.
    You will now find your songs in your Mediashout song library!

OPTION 2: Mediashout Online Set Import– Mediashout and engineers worked together to provide a direct online song import function that requires no saving of files, just selecting the set you developed in and importing it to your Mediashout database. This features is completely embedded in Mediashout 4 and beyond (Mediashout 3.5+ and earlier should use the song file import method described above). Below are the details on using sets inside of Mediashout as of Mediashout version 4. Please check with your Mediashout documentation for more details on this great, time saving feature.

Before adding songs from, you must have it enabled and configured in the song settings. Do this once, and you don’t have to do it again. Here is how to configure Mediashout for your account:

  1. Select “Tools>Settings…” and you will have the Settings dialog appear.
  2. Select the “Songs” option the left and the screen will change to adjust your songs settings.
  3. Select the button called “WorshipTeam” under “External Library Settings”. This will bring up the Settings dialog.
  4. Select the “Enable WorshipTeam” checkbox. Fill our the user name/password information.
  5. Once you have configured the options as you like them, select OK. You now are ready to use in Mediashout.

To retrieve a WorshipTeam song set, follow these steps:

  1. Open MediaShout, and then click the Songs tab to open a song deck.
  2. Click the CM button, and then click WorshipTeam.
  3. Click the WT button, and then click Retrieve Sets.
  4. Select the set to import.
  5. Once the set list is retrieved, link each song to a song in the library, or if the song is not already in the library, create a new song.

Take a look at which option works best for you and your church and enjoy the power of songs in your Mediashout display presentations.

Kim Gentes

“Glorious” Paul Baloche NEW Songs now online at

We have been adding songs and features to One of the recently added collection of songs is from the new worship CD from Paul Baloche, “Glorious”. The songs, with full lyrics, chord charts and audio, are all online in, and available for any subscriber to use instantly.

This new project from Paul is a great set of fresh new songs. We hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t tried, you can try it out for one month free and enjoy these songs from Paul Baloche along with 5,000 other top worship songs from all the top publishers and independents.

New Practice Pad Options

We are excited to bring new options to the Practice Pad! The Views, Key, Files and Resources Menus are now available while listening to your set.

Custom Views and Files are now easily accessible to you and your team members while practicing! This can be very helpful if team members need different views of the same song.

Guitar Players will be able to instantly switch to a Capo Chart by simply changing the key.

Desperation Band – Light Up The World

The new selection of songs from Desperation Band called “Light Up The World” has just been added to A fresh collection of 14 songs from writers Jared Anderson, Jon Egan, and Glenn Packiam. Songs are online and ready to use:

New songs including “You Hold It All”, “Highest Place”, “Mercy Is Falling” and many others are now loaded for your use in, along with lyrics, chord charts and full length audio.

New Launches Friends!

Over the last 11 years, I have been so blessed to have built connection with literally thousands of your churches around the world through our work with and We have also built partnerships with dozens of great leaders and organizations who are equipping the church.  Three years ago, I went to Canada to a 2 week course with Dan Wilt and his Worship & Arts Institute. The course was so life changing (see my review of it online), I followed up by taking his online Essentials courses Blue and Red (and will be taking Green coming up soon).  For worshipers, worship leaders, musicians, creative leaders, pastors and others, God has a given us a gift of some excellent training through Dan’s ministry.  With a focus on theological, historical and ancient / modern learning for today’s church, Dan has assembled a rich set of courses, resources and online community that is an authentic and inspiring voice for deep learning.

Now, God has given me the privilege of working directly with Dan to announce to you our brand new resource in a global learning community: .  All of the Essentials courses, a rich archive of media and resources, ongoing live web training and calls, and a community of hundreds of people all joining in (including many well-known theologians and worship practitioners) are part of this exciting new resource.  I can’t encourage you enough to take a moment and go to , and consider joining in the community.

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“Faith+Hope+Love” – Hillsong latest album now Live in

Hillsong’s latest album with new songs is called “Faith+Hope+Love”. This new worship project includes 13 new songs from Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech and other Hillsong writers. All songs from the album are now included in the system database of songs. This content comes with any subscriptions (plus 4500+ other songs already in Songs are full featured with complete album lyrics, chord charts and full length audio.

Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

New Songs added from Album “Wash Away” by Don Poythress

Integrity Music has just released “Wash Away” is a new album of songs from songwriter/worship leader Don Poythress. This new worship project includes a new songs of praise and worship that are now in the system database of songs that come with all subscriptions (plus 4500+ other songs already in Songs are full featured with complete album lyrics, chord charts and full length audio.

Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

Robin Marks’s New Album “Year Of Grace” Now In

Irish/celtic worship leader Robin Mark has written dozens of songs, such as “Days of Elijah”, “Revival”, “Jesus, All for Jesus” and many others. Robin Mark recently released a new project called “Year Of Grace” which includes a dozen new songs of praise and worship. Those new songs are now included in the system database of songs that come with all subscriptions (along with the 4500+ other songs that already exist in Songs are full featured with complete album lyrics, chord charts and full length audio.

Check out these great new songs, hear them in the original key, or choose your own key and play it the way you like it.

DOCUMENTS – Improved!

The DOCUMENTS section has been completely revamped! Taking advantage of the latest technology, it is now snappier, more intuitive and easier to use. To download a document, simply click the document’s name. To upload a new item, choose “Upload Document” from the Actions menu and you will see our new upload tool as shown here:

Upload Tool

Title and Description are optional. Once you click the Upload button, simply choose your file and it will automatically load into the DOCUMENTS section.

Editing and deleting existing documents has become easier too! To edit an existing document, click the Edit link on the appropriate line and you will see your document information load as shown here:

Upload Tool

You will have the option to simply edit the title and description and/or replace the uploaded file. Deleting a document is as simple as clicking “Delete” and then confirming by clicking “Yes”. on Facebook & Twitter!

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