Church News and Events

Youth Site to Expand Free, Uplifting Music Offerings

  By Heather Whittle Wrigley, Church News and Event

  • 2 February 2012

The youth site includes a music player that can be used like a radio to listen to free, downloadable songs from general conference, seminary videos, and the Strength of Youth Media 2012.

The music section of youth.lds.org is expanding its offerings of free, downloadable music with songs by more contemporary artists from past Especially for Youth (EFY) media.

Over the next several months 30 newer songs will be released at the rate of one per week. The first new song posted to the site was Kenneth Cope’s “More,” from EFY 2005’s “A More Excellent Way.”

On average, youth spend more than 11 minutes per visit on the site, using the music player—which has the capability to skip, pause, and shuffle songs—as a radio to listen to clean, uplifting music.

Music can be ordered by artist, song title, or collection. Current collections include general conference, seminary videos, and selections from the Strength of Youth Media 2012, a collection of video and music resources centered on the 2012 Mutual theme.

The music site is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and plans are in the works to provide more songs in Spanish and Portuguese. Currently, one song—Jenny Phillips’s “Strong and Courageous”—is available in Spanish and Portuguese on the site.

There are plans make songs from the music section available through Mormon Channel and the seminary website.