Who we are?
Liturgical Song ® is a registered trademark and a registered Australian business name (ABN 23 976 079 300). We are based in Wollongong, NSW Australia and we are a publisher specialising in Christian liturgy and music. Launched in 2016, Paul Mason is the Publisher, trading as Liturgical Song.
What is our mission?
We work with authors, composers, Church organisations and other publishers to provide Christian liturgy and music resources to pastors, musicians, singers and teachers in parishes, schools and other religious communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
What do we do?
We own and operate an online business publishing Paul Mason's catalogue of compositions, including collaborations with other composers. We are actively seeking to expand our stable of composers of Christian ritual music. Composers seeking to publish their works through Liturgical Song should Contact Us with a brief outline of the proposed works to be published.
The online business publishes Christian ritual music in various formats:
- Music books
- Music e-books
- Music CDs
- Music CD-ROMs
- Music Apps
- Planning and learning resources for liturgy and music
- Sibelius 7.1 and Dorico 2.1 music engraving
- Pages 7.2, InDesign CC2018 and Dorico 2.1 document development
- Acrobat Pro DC2018 document preparation for print and digital distribution formats
- Logic Pro X audio recording, editing, mixing and production
- WaveLab 9.5 audio mastering
- FileMaker Pro Advanced custom app development and deployment
- Dreamweaver CC2018 and Muse CC2018 webpage development
- Treepl and Business Catalyst all-in-one cloud computing platforms, including
- Site Administration and Reports
- WebApps and Content Modules
- Email Marketing and Hosting
How long have we been doing this?
Paul Mason has more than twenty-five years experience in the IT industry. He began composing Christian ritual music in 1994 and has been publishing his works since 2004, initially collaborating with Willow Publishing. The liturgicalsong.com website launched in 2007, initially providing a resource for learning about Christian ritual and liturgical music. The site was augmented in 2010 to enable online ordering of the new Mass settings. Liturgical Song was registered as a business in October 2015, and established direct publishing business operations during 2016 using the Business Catalyst all-in-one cloud computing platform.
Liturgical Song has sub-licensing arrangements with Morning Star Publishing (Catholic Worship Book II) and Willow Publishing (As One Voice series of hymnals and Mass booklets) and is a Member Publisher of One License Church Copyright Agency.
In 2010 Paul Mason established the initial website for the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network. In 2012 Paul established the digital Liturgy Handbook for the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. In 2017 Paul upgraded the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) website using Muse and established their cloud computing platform using Business Catalyst. The platform manages their blog, membership database, annual membership renewals, members' secure zone page access, member photo galleries, member newsletter emails, as well as conference and event email marketing.