Song Attachments

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Add audio files, chord charts, and other music files to your song library so you can reuse them by linking to them from any plan. The Songs tab gives you a place to organize your songs and their files. There aren't any songs or files included with your account, but it is easy to import songs using our different integrations or add your own. 

First you need to create a song, then you can upload or link to files or attach files from SongSelect, PraiseCharts, or RehearsalMix.

Upload or Link to Files

When you are ready to attach files, click the + button next to Files in the song arrangement.

Then use one of these methods to attach your files:

  • Upload files from your computer.
  • Link to a song file from iTunes, YouTube, or Amazon

Upload Song Files

Browse for a file on your computer or drag and drop the file to upload it.

You can also drag files directly onto a key, arrangement, or song Files box.

Add files

Integrations

You can attach song files from SongSelect, PraiseCharts, or RehearsalMix if you have the integrations set up with Planning Center.

  • If you have a subscription to SongSelect that includes chord charts, you can import them automatically when you create new songs, arrangements or keys. See the SongSelect Integration article for more information on setting up the integration and importing song files.
  • PraiseCharts lets you purchase many types of song files, including chord charts, lead sheets, and orchestrations. See the PraiseCharts Integration article for information on setting up the integration and importing song files.
  • RehearsalMix is a great resource that allows musicians to hear and learn each individual part. The RehearsalMix Integration article shows you how to set up the integration and link to the song files.

Organize Song Files

Organize your song files so that people can access them from the most logical location. See the sections below for more details on attaching to each location.

Song

When you are in the All Arrangements tab of a song, you are at the Song level.

Files added to the All Arrangements tab are attached to the Song itself. This means when you add this song to a plan, these files will be available no matter what arrangement or key you choose.

It is generally not recommended to add files at the Song level.

If you have existing files already attached at the Song level, you can simply drag them from the song onto any arrangement tab on the left to move them.

Arrangement

Files attached to an Arrangement will be available for that specific arrangement and all keys within it.

Lyric files should usually be attached to the arrangement, since the lyrics won't change when you choose different keys.

Key

Files attached to a Key will only be available for that arrangement and that key.

It is usually best to attach chord charts directly to a key. Then, when you add a song to a plan and choose a key, only the chord chart for that key will appear.

If you upload audio files and plan on transposing them, attach those to the key.

You can move files within an arrangement by dragging to the other boxes or even onto the navigation buttons underneath.

Move files

For audio and video files, we recommend using .mp3 and .mp4 files, as these are compatible with the Media Player.

Move files to other arrangements or to the Song level by dragging onto tabs. If you drag a file from a key onto another arrangment tab, it will be attached to the same key in the new arrangement, even if it has to create the key to do so.

Drag files

Copy files (instead of move) by holding down the alt/option key while you drag.

Delete a Song File

To edit file details, hover over the file and click the pencil.

Click the Delete button to delete the file.

You can also hover over the file and type x to delete the file.

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