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Apr 09 2012

The Music Ministry Business: Why You Probably Won’t Be Famous

From Creative Soul:

If you don’t become the next megastar in music, it’s not because you aren’t talented. It’s not because of your looks, or because you never got your “big break”. It’s not even because you didn’t get on American Idol or the Voice.

It’s because there is so MUCH.

There’s just too much music out there.It’s getting harder and harder for anyone to find good music they like. There’s iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, eMusic, Pandora, Sirius/XM, Jango, CDBaby, your local radio stations that play the same thing over and over, and even your DMX or whatever they call the music channels on your cable box.

But you still can’t find anything new or great that you like.

Oh sure, there is Lady Gag sic, or some other flavor of the week that somebody found on Youtube and we all huddle around a phone or monitor to laugh at it or be mildly impressed.

But is it music we want to “live” with. In our cars, on our iPods, in our hearts!? Um, no.

So what’s the use, you say? Why even try to make music in this crazy age where there’s so much music that there is no good music?

I think we have to make music we believe in. It has to come from our hearts, and be purposeful. It has to be music that can make a difference in someone’s life.

Why? Because if it’s just about being “famous” then I just don’t think God will honor that. Most of us are fond of proclaiming we are doing this for ministry, or to profoundly affect people with our creations. So we need to prove it.

We need to die to being famous, and strive to make amazing art that deeply moves people.

So how do we do this?

Continue reading at The Music Ministry Business: Why You Probably Won’t Be Famous.

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