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UK Gospel Music Market

UK Gospel Music Market

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Published by Michelle Galas
It is a research about the state of UK Gospel music !
It is a research about the state of UK Gospel music !

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Published by: Michelle Galas on Jan 02, 2010
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Is the development of the Gospel /Christian Music culturally andeconomically depending on the USA influence, is it reallyrepresentative of the British Gospel? :A comparison of the UKMusic Gospel’s marketing with US Music Gospel’s marketing. ?2008 Michelle Galas
Raymond &CoPriscilla JonesMatt Redman
 
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Acknowledgements:
I
would like to thank those who have given me the opportunity and agreed to participate in this interview; Iam forever indebted to people such as:
 
Marcia Dixon
: Gospel /Christian Music Public Relation
 
Ian Lloyds:
Founder of the website ‘’Gospel Frontiers’’ (
supporting and promotion Christian and Gospel /Christian Music from UK and US)
 
Mr James Battersbe
: Manager of Wesley Owen Croydon (
one of the branch of Wesley GroupWesley Owen, which is the biggest chain of Christian bookstores selling CD and DVD Music in theUK with 45 branches all over UK 
).
 
Muyiwa Olarewaju
Presenter (Premier radio,
Worship Tonight, Gospel Tonight.
Premier ChristianRadio -In London on 1305 1332 1413 MW - And nationally on Sky Digital 0123 -ntl Channel 886 –Free view Channel 725
J
ahan Cedenio:
Presenter on Revelation Television
 
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1. Introduction
UK Gospel /Christian Music market is still a very young and an underground market that is undergoing adeveloping phase, especially when compared to its North American counterpart
(Gospel music sales grew 11.6 per cent for the first six months of this year 2006, compared to the same period in 2005, whichexperienced 4 per cent decline during the same time frame. Meanwhile, gospel remains the only genrecategorised by its lyrical content, a mixed bag that ranges from praise and worship artists to hard-coremetal bands. Despite its collective success, Christian music accounts for only 6 per cent of the overall music industry)
. Christianity today
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”.But lately, UK Gospel /Christian Music market has been showingencouraging signs of development, owing to the emergence of Christian-based networks (
media, radio,Internet etc….).
In spite of these positive signs UK Gospel/Christian Music is still inexistent in the UK Music Industry salesstatistic. One can accurately pinpoint a host of reasons as to why UK Gospel/ Christian music market islagging behind. Among these are, a sheer lack of support for the artists from/and a neglect by both the UKmusic industry and a wider Christian community itself. And this appears to be extremely disheartening inlight of UK Gospel/ Christian being a reservoir bursting with gifted singers and exceptional writers who, for some odds reasons, are not given their due and are generally shun by the mainstream media.The purpose of this assignment is to research the actual state of UK Gospel/Christian music and explain themultiple reasons as to why the UK Gospel/Christian music does not have a significant sale statistic. Thisassignment will also demonstrate that UK Gospel /Christian Music have the potentiality to establish itself inthe UK and become a valuable source of revenue for the UK Music Industry. Thanks to this research, wewill also have an understanding on how the UK Gospel/Christian market operates through the means of retail, radio, website, and argue whether the UK Gospel/Christian music actual development is the realrepresentation of the British Gospel /Christian Music or simply a paste copy of the American Gospel
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