As the owner of a fast growing Christian Entertainment Blog i’ve seen the growth and speed of which Good Christian Music is being created. Having been in the Christian Industry now for over 5 years. I’ve constantly been thinking on strategies that can help bring more exposure and awareness to the Christian Entertainment Industry. There are many ways in which this can happen! Below I have put together a list of 5 Things the Christian Music Industry needs to progress.
More Support From The Church Communities
One thing that has always baffled me within the Christian community is the lack of support for Christian music other than Worship. I’ve been to Churches where they are happy to play mainstream music over that of their own people. I realise this has a lot to do with the awareness of good Christian Music. Exposure to mainstream music is everywhere and to Christian music it’s the opposite little to no exposure in our day to day lives. This causes us naturally to gravitate to mainstream music rather than the Christian Sounds. The one area that we can help combat this is to push Christian music in our Churches more often. This will help progress and grow the scene to levels unheard of.
More Christian Music Blogs
Christian Entertainment blogs have been rising throughout the world rapidly. This is a really good thing! Especially because it increases not just the awareness of Good Music but it also expands the reach. Artists can reach people outside of their sphere of influence a lot more easily now than ever before. A few blogs that we have to mention who have been amazing are Gospel Hydration, Blssd Music, Rapzilla, HFP Music City and many more. For a full list of other Christian Music Blogs check out our list here.
This one sounds funny however it is very true. In the first couple of years of me starting Gospel Hydration I had quite a few people within the Christian community telling me why a Christian blog wont work. Some of these individuals were quite influential within the music scene at the time. I started to realise that many of them were simply fearful and through experience had given up on their original vision for the Christian Music Scene. Faith needs to be reignited within the music scene for it to prosper. Let’s work together more and really believe in what the possibilities are within the scene. God didn’t place us within these positions for no reason.
The Value of Christian Artists
This is important for the Christian Community to really look at with fresh eyes. The value that we have placed on Christian Music Artists across the globe has been awful. Christian artists should not be offered a bag of chips to perform their music in the youth section at your Church. I whole heartedly believe in the support through booking fees. This enables them to use the seed to produce more music. Music creation is not free! Christian artists like every other artist have invested into their craft to produce good music. Let’s support their ministries and place a higher value on their craft. If you want to book them then pay!
A Blog who has been good on trying to find fundraising opportunities for Christian artists is astepfwd. They created an artist relief fund during the 2020 pandemic. This helped several artist continue making music through an extremely difficult season. This fund made me think more about funding organisations. Especially within the Christian music industry! There are not as many as you would think there would be. We need more funding opportunities to help Christian artists produce high quality music productions and serve more effectively with their art. We are looking into this as a Music Blog at the moment and hope that with some support we’ll be able to create a fund that could do this.
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