Friday, November 19, 2010

Scattered Monkeys - “An Insiders Perspective on the Evolving Music Industry”

The premise of this blog is that the landscape of the music industry has fundamentally and permanently changed. Christina sees musicians metaphorically as wolves who were accustomed to an environment where the means of survival (the prey so to speak, for lack of a better word) is gone and new potential "prey" abound, which we are incapable of catching alone. The new paradigm (sorry: 90's word there! :-) is to group together rather than being "lone wolves", to develop new niche markets in common with one another. Here is the article. You will enjoy it.

If you are Contemporary Christian or Contemporary Catholic musician and would like to see new ways of achieving this, please respond to this post! That's a good first start.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Future of the Church

The future of the Church has a great bearing on the future of liturgical music, but also on life and culture at large in our 21st Century! As a voice of God's presence in the world, the Catholic Church needs greatly to stay the course and finish the race

This particular sermon recently given by Fr. Thomas Rosica, (the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic media) on vocations so powerfully speaks to the future of the Church, the future of Catholic music, and on pastoral leadership. This is a full homily, so it is a bit long, but well worth the read!

Renew the Face of the Earth

Lord Send out Your Spirit In commemoration of the completion of the Year of St. Paul! Check out for higher resolution versions!