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  Christian music industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Christian music industry is a small part of the larger music industry, that focuses on traditional gospel music, southern gospel music, and Contemporary Christian music.
The Christian music industry's roots are found in the late 1960s and early 1970s Jesus Movement and its Jesus Music artists.
The Christian music industry is structured similarly to the music industry as a whole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_music_industry   (287 words)

 Is profit a problem in Christian music?
Michael Card, a Christian singer-songwriter with a 20-year career, notes that "crossovers" only move one way these days, but when contemporary Christian music started around the 1960s and '70s, singers were leaving promising secular careers to become Christian singers.
Christian music through the decades has been an amalgamation of styles, with artists "crossing" all over the place.
Now that contemporary Christian music has grown large enough to produce stars and a multimillion-dollar industry, it faces a new challenge: the effects of fame and fortune on the artists.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000213Christian3.asp   (2425 words)

 Christian Music Planet - The Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Christian music is an exciting and challenging career choice.
The questions about breaking into Christian music are almost endless, and the answers vary with each individual case.
You're probably looking for an answer like, "Getting your music in the right hands," etc. But, I think there are two answers: Believing you are as good as your friends tell you you are, and believing you are as bad as your critics say you are.
www.christianmusicplanet.com /magazine/viewarticle.asp?id=107   (2083 words)

 Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Christian music sales have fallen for the first time in two years, and piracy is largely to blame, according to John Styll, president of the Gospel Music Association.
Couple these facts with the 10 percent decline in Christian music sales in the first six months of this year compared to last year, and Styll believes the connection is obvious.
Meanwhile, the Christian music industry is working to harness the promotional potential of the digital age, while educating the public on copyright laws, Styll said.
www.pastors.com /article.asp?ArtID=7235   (985 words)

 growth of Christian music industry
These are the fans that have made Christian music a nearly billion dollar industry, one of the fastest-growing musical genres.
Christian music mega-stars include Amy Grant, whose adult contemporary style makes her the best-selling performer; Steven Curtis Chapman, a pop contemporary star; CeCe Winans, whose Gospel works have placed her among the top performers; Carman, an evangelical artist, and P.O.D., a rap-rock group that's appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The rise in the popularity of Christian music comes at a time when the number of evangelical Christians has jumped dramatically and may now represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. religious population.
www.peopleoffaith.com /christian-article-two.htm   (366 words)

 The Other Journal - Is Christian Music Christian? by Kirk Webb
Music is in the human soul and always finds a variety of expressions in worship of all types.
The roots of modern Christian music are undoubtedly complex, so to reduce it to one or two statements is certainly to miss many of the contributions.
The us-them mentality of Christian music is actually chipping away at the good news that is the great gospel of Christ because it may indicate a church that sees itself as a club with distinct musical tastes.
www.theotherjournal.com /article.php?id=11   (1634 words)

Even though this industry "makes claims for musical diversity among its ranks, it is primarily a reflection of current folk, pop and rock styles," noted veteran pop musician Charlie Peacock, speaking at a recent conference on "Music and the Church" at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Most worship leaders are trying to blend these radically different musical elements, reported pollster George Barna, describing a survey of Protestant worshippers, pastors and "worship leaders." Sometimes the easiest solution is to have different services for different audiences _ a strategy the Barna Research Group found in three of four churches.
The industry can play a valid role in shaping the content of Christian music, he said, even in "contributing to the congregational music of the church.
www.beliefnet.com /story/116/story_11652.html   (670 words)

 Christian music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Byzantine music is the music of the Byzantine Empire and by extension the music of its culture(s) as they continued in the Orthodox Christian parts of the population after the fall of the empire to the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
This draws most of its influence from secular music of the late 20th century and is the most popular kind of Christian music in the Western world.
Although there are many Christian music acts in the mainstream music industry, the term CCM usually refers specifically to artists within the Christian music industry that are played on Christian radio.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_music   (1518 words)

 Christian Music Planet - The Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Christian music industry, according to Joseph, is made up of the record labels that eschew secular culture and promote artists who sing of God to fellow church-goers.
Enticing are the testimonies of Christian artists who cite the reasons they left the Christian music industry for the mainstream.
On the side of Christian music converts are P.O.D., MxPx and Lifehouse, while U2's Bono, Lenny Kravitz and Alice Cooper are featured as artists who claim to believe in Christ, but never entertained the idea of entering Christian music.
www.christianmusicplanet.com /magazine/viewarticle.asp?id=182   (372 words)

 Steve Camp's 107 Theses: a call to reformation in the contemporary Christian Music industry
Music is a powerful tool from the Lord Jesus to His church intended for worship, praise, encouragement, edification, evangelism, teaching, admonishing.
True revival is marked by repentance; true repentance brings restitution; true restitution demands that Christian music be owned and operated only by believers whose aim is the glory of God consistent with Biblical truth.
This means that the current CCMI labels music return all the money they have received to their respective secular counterparts that purchased them and divorce alliances with them.
www.worship.com /steve_camp_107_theses.htm   (1238 words)

 Christian Music
Now to be honest back in the early 90's "Christian Music" wasn't much chop - there was very little variety and that which existed only varied from mediocre to "not even good enough to be called mediocre" (please no offence meant to any pre 90's christian artists).
Fortunately the christian music industry has come along in leaps and bounds over the last decade and now has something to cater for nearly all tastes in music.
Music is one of those things that is universally enjoyed by all both young and old.
www.angelfire.com /space/slam81/music.htm   (251 words)

 BCCN: Race and style divides Christian music industry
ALTHOUGH THE Christian music industry has grown to a substantial size, most of the mainstream world remains unaware of it.
Christian radio programmers claim that most åfl music¼ does not „fit our format.¾ This may be true, given the fact that the majority of Christian radio is made up of adult contemporary åwhite¼ pop acts.
Out of Eden are among the artists who have struggled for several years to gain the respect of the contemporary Christian music industry while building an impressive core of devoted fans.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/bc.cgi?bc/bccn/0999/race   (780 words)

 Christian music finds stardom (The rise in Christian Music Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Love them to death- their music totally gets it- about feeling alone and like you are not worth crap and the love and hope that comes from faith and a personal relationship with god and knowing that he loves you even when you feel like you can't love yourself.
Christian Metal bands, along with Christian hip-hop, Christian rap, and Christian reggae, are not the most popular Christian music, and not the most loved among adults.
Christian music doesn't have to be the banal dreck that is on the music stations now - there are some very good bands out there that aren't just Christianized pop.
freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1555352/posts   (3189 words)

 Christian Activities
This group is open to women who are currently involved in some aspect of the industry and include artists, managers, publicists, journalists and other professional occupations involved in Christian music.
She expresses her opinion that the Christian music industry in unique in that women have always had an equal share and equal say in what?s going on.
Groups trying to break into the music industry have many stereotypes to shatter, especially if family and work are involved.
www.christianactivities.com /thisweek/story.asp?id=1926   (905 words)

 Christian Music - Church2000
We are a christian punk-ska-hardcore band from texas.
Through positive music, 3rd Root is committed to ministering to young people who may be looking for answers in their lives.
5k-Full is a progressive christian rock band that focuses on the love, grace, and holiness of Christ.
www.church2000.org /Links/Music/info.asp   (288 words)

 Shake-Ups Hit Christian Labels - NRB Magazine
In the Christian music industry, however, many of the displaced executives were not just hired hands but entrepreneurs who built companies from the ground up.
As the Christian music industry weathers the winds of change at the corporate-owned labels, many are putting their hope in a new crop of innovative independent record labels, such as Gotee, Rocketown, Cadence Communications, Absolute Records and others.
Brock, still on hiatus from the music industry, is enjoying time with his family and has yet to resurface in an industry capacity.
www.nrb.org /CC/article/0,,PTID308776|CHID630552|CIID1580280,00.html   (2734 words)

 The Corruption of The Christian Music Industry; East White Oak Bible Church
Many within the industry view the music scene as where it is really "at." Music is given over-prominence and the church is viewed as out of it, stodgy, and backwards.
The Dove awards recently changed their definition of what a "Christian" song is. It used to be a song that was obviously prompted and informed by a Christian worldview.
Although not wholly to blame, the modern Christian music industry is part and parcel of this unfortunate and tragic decline.
www.ewo.org /corner/viewArticle.asp?articleID=1000012   (1455 words)

 CMSpin Christian Music News
Christian Music Spin (CMSpin) is a website created to provide quality Christian music news content for the Internet by allowing other web sites to syndicate its news.
CMSpin has served Christian music fans since 2002 and is on the cutting edge of the internet as it changes.
Syndicated news content for other Christian music enthusiasts to provide our news right on their website.
www.cmspin.com /information/aboutCMSpin.htm   (324 words)

 Baylor University || Center for Christian Music || Events
Outstanding church musicians and Christian artists are regularly brought to campus through the Baylor Association of Church Musicians, the Center for Christian Music Studies, the Hearn Symposium on Christian Music, the Alleluia Conference, the Northcutt Lecture, and the Mid-Winter Organ Conference.
The Hearn Symposium was established at Baylor to address issues in Christian music, to explore the role of Christian music in culture, and to ensure dialogues and facilitate interaction between church musicians, pastors, Christian music industry executives, artists, and composers.
Representatives from the church, the academy, and the Christian music industry lead this unprecedented event for pastors, youth pastors, worship leaders, and Christian musicians.
www.baylor.edu /christian_music/index.php?id=7527   (440 words)

 The Alabama Baptist - Technology emerges as salvation of Christian music industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But that seems forgotten now, or nearly so, as Christian labels and artists and their mainstream counterparts are looking to technology to revolutionize how they reach listeners.
And for Christian artists who make music for the masses and want to find a broader audience, the technological revolution is freeing their music from what some call the Christian music ghetto.
But not all Christian musicians want their music relegated to the church subculture, and those who want to break out are using new media to reach new audiences.
www.thealabamabaptist.org /ip_template.asp?upid=10992   (896 words)

 Christian Music
I think that if you give the music a chance (like I did), you will find not only are the lyrics positive, but the quality of the music is just as good and, in most cases, better than the secular music that is out there today.
Decapolis: attempts to provide a place where Christian music fans can congregate, fellowship, keep up to date with music and find the answers to their spiritual questions.
Christian Concert Authority: They have the touring schedule of EVERY band, but you have to pay for the service.
www.geocities.com /jonnydock/artists.html   (2628 words)

 Third Day's Tai Anderson talks about the Christian music industry, walking the rock star tightrope and 'Wire' by Dena ...
Currently on tour, bass player Tai Anderson spoke with Beliefnet about the "country club" insularity of the Christian music industry, how music is like politics, and how he becomes a Christian every day.
Ten years ago it felt like there was a gap-that Christian music was always ten years behind in the trends.
Now mainstream music is looking to Christian music for the hits.
www.beliefnet.com /story/167/story_16718_1.html   (889 words)

 Contemporary Christian Music
On a 4-foot poster mailed to nearly 6,000 music industry officials and followers - and soon to be distributed nationwide by the tens of thousands - Mr.
Camp's condemnation of the spiritual-secular dichotomy of Christian music may not be embraced by the industry.
Christian leaders who hire them to minister to their youth are, unwittingly or no, permitting children to be "processed" to surrender the fundamentals of the Christian faith in favor of tolerance, acceptance and even admiration for those who preach another Gospel which cannot save sinners.
watch.pair.com /ccm.html   (4062 words)

 Baylor University || Center for Christian Music
Baylor graduates serve in positions of church music leadership in all parts of the world, and many of America's leading music ministries are led by Baylor graduates.
In addition, numerous Christian artists and people involved in leadership within the Christian music industry received their training at Baylor.
To provide leadership in all aspects of Christian music by becoming a preeminent center of study for Christian music worldwide and to foster the growth and effectiveness of efforts to utilize Christian music to its God-given potential.
www.baylor.edu /christian_music   (354 words)

 Christian music industry creates album to accompany Experiencing God study - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Based on the popular Christian study, "Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God," the 11- song compact disc delivers through music the seven biblical principles authors Henry Blackaby and Claude King write about in their discipleship course.
I was a guy who was pretty guilty of following the Christian music track, which is to make hits that sound pretty much like the current trend, get on the radio and sell records," Mays said.
Mays said not long after that decision to give God continued control of the project, Christian artist Susan Ashton called him and said she had heard one of the songs ("Unrelenting Love") and would like to sing it for the Experiencing God album.
www.bpnews.net /bpnews.asp?ID=4855   (1397 words)

 Launch Your Career In Christian Music!
As the former CEO of one of the largest independent record labels in the Christian music industry, there are few days that go by when I don’t meet someone who wants to “break into” the Christian music industry.
Unfortunately, many books written on the music industry are written in the same fashion, and are a turn-off to those seeking to get a head start in the music world.
Knolly Williams wrote this book to unveil the curtain that has clouded so many people’s understanding of the music industry, and to help artists reach their ultimate potential in Christian music ministry.
www.knowledge-download.com /mymusicministry/index.html   (1008 words)

 Christian Activities - Gospel Music Week
That image came to mind at Gospel Music Week this year as one band after another passed me in the halls, comprised of skinny young men in (frequently fl) t-shirts and blue jeans with modern hair styles.
Yet in the midst of all the youthful testosterone, there were quite a few veteran artists returning to the music scene to carve another notch in their belts.
The fact that overwhelming numbers of Christian baby boomers prefer an eclectic mix of music with a hefty percentage of classic rock in the mix just didn't register.
www.christianactivities.com /gma/story.asp?id=5524   (725 words)

 The Winners - Australian Gospel Music Awards CD Released
Every year in Canberra the Australian Gospel Music Awards are presented to recognise the quality and diversity of this wonderful music industry sector.
As one of the growth sectors of recorded music in Australia, sales of Christian music were more than $30 million or 5.2% of total music sales during 2004.
In addition, Christian artists are amongst the leaders in bring the message of hope and guidance to millions of children each year in their outreach concerts, most often free of charge, but potentially changing lives for good!
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/4/prweb223786.htm   (1201 words)

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