Your Guide to Contemporary Christian Musichttp://www.wittenburgdoor.com/your-guide-contemporary-christian-music
note to afgs - I already have my pick for Sunday
Great article H8N. �Hard to tell if it is satire, cause it's so damn
accurate. �I'm convinced that this crap that they force feed people
with is nothing other than eastern mysticism. �Read the lyrics, most
all of these songs are either about our part in the relationship or
they are purely emotive statements. �Most all of these so called songs
contain anything about the object of our worship! �The hymm's were
appropriately titled, they were about HIM! �About the only place that
decent new music can be found is in southern gospel.
Publishers use morals contracts to protect their investment. �When
Johnny songwriter gets caught doing something that he shouldn't his
sales fall off and the publisher gets stuck with the mess. �There
needs to be something in place to take something out of Johnny's hide
as well, since he caused the problem.
The real problem lies with the sheep who stay and graze on this stuff
until their minds are fully numbed. �We need to vote with our feet and
leave churches that embrace this crap, and with our dollars to quit
Perhaps it's based upon which genre, or whether the House assumes the
writer will go big, but all the authors I worked with who were signed
on with a House, there was no moral clause to be signed. Now, perhaps
it was because it was the Romance genre, and all the pirates ravaging
virgins who later loved them, or other bodice-ripping savages who got
their gal, the thrills of being naughty were lived through the
That's why when one of the big names in Romance went over to a
Christian house, leaving us losers in the world secular, we were all
very shocked that she signed a clause attesting to the fact she'd be a
good little Christian, showing her fruits up to the standard of the
She was, in fact, a brilliant writer, even had the pleasure of taking
one of her seminars (in which she witnessed to the crowd), then went
on to be one huge cash cow, chopped off her beautiful golden locks,
stopped wearing make-up, and had all her other books pulled from the
shelves (before conversion).
Maybe that's why she had to sign a moral's clause? I have no idea,
but it was not the norm for the genre I was in.
When you say Publishers do this in order to protect their investment,
I don't mean to be an idiot, but do you mean the damage done like when
the latest Rockers on Tour come to town and trash the entire
penthouse? I thought that was good publicity, and the Studio would
actually make money in the bad light of the bad boys.
Guess I'm sorta clueless as to what protecting the investment means.
Also, I don't think in the lower realms of writing where the Houses
keep their authors stabled...just the mere unsaid threat that if you
don't tow the line, there are a billion others just panting at a shot
to get stuck in your stall and slip on your oat bag.