All posts tagged "Artists"

Fresh Awakening

I’ve been entirely wrapped up in Jeremy Riddles Furious album lately. It’s such a raw, simple, and earnest cry of worship. His song “Fall Afresh” is a perfect example of what I see worship heading back to – a simple plea for more of God’s spirit. The chorus of this song says: “Spirit of the living God Come fall afresh on me Come wake me from my sleep Blow through the caverns Of my soul Blow in me to overflow To overflow” It’s so simple, so honest. And it’s a trend I see happening in our churches today. Large scale, complex worship has its place, but I can’t help but believe that this simple cry reaches God’s heart in a special way. Happy listening! So good.

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How much do music artists earn?

Would you believe for an artist to earn minimum wage, he or she must have: Over 12,000 CD downloads via iTunes or Napster, or 1161 CDs sold via retail, or 155 CDs sold via CD Baby, or 143 self-pressed CDs sold via their own ‘outlets.’ This according to, who has the data and a corroborating graphic to illustrate the situation. HT:  Dave @

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NoiseTrade (fair trade music)

If you’re not yet familiar with NoiseTrade, a free on-line distribution site for musicians, you should be. There is great music available for download in exchange for either a) the email addresses of five friends or 2) an amount you choose to pay. From the site ‘About’ page: “A great record is its own best marketing tool,” says Derek Webb, singer/songwriter and Co-Founder of NoiseTrade. “All the marketing dollars in the world can’t accomplish what one great record can, especially if it’s set free to roam around and connect with the right people.” In 2006 Webb gave away his ‘Mockingbird’ record for free online, asking in return for a little information (name, email address, and postal code), and as part of the process, for fans to invite their friends to download as well. Including Webb (a sometimes collaborator with Caedmon’s Call) and his wife Sarah McCracken, NoiseTrade has music by Cindy Morgan, Indelible Grace, Covenant Life Church, Jill Phillips, and a ton of other indie/unsigned artists in the acoustic/Americana music vein. And as an artist, you can now sign in and upload for free. Worth checking out here.

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