RockTown Records gospel artiste, Frank Edwards, has advised musicians on their motives in joining the gospel music industry.
The interview came after the release of his impressive gospel song titled “Believers Anthem. “
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However, he gave this advice when interviewed by Punch Newspapers. He expressed that Gospel music is a ministry, that anyone who has the feeling of going to the gospel industry should always consider that the ministry comes first before any other act.
Read his opinion below:
There are many reasons. Firstly, you have to understand that the industry and the ministry is not the same thing. Gospel music is a ministry, the other one is an industry, so it functions fully like that.
“The gospel ministry is different from the secular industry even though you might say that there is a business side of it which makes it similar. But in gospel ministry, the business aspect of it is never the focus. I tell people that if you want to make money, don’t make gospel music; you would have many issues.
“Gospel music means one is reaching out to people through music; the others are strictly entertainment or at least 70-80 percent entertainment. The company would instead allow musicians who sing songs that all religions, including Christians, would dance to, either at a party or in a club.
“The companies are looking for numbers, and they would give the brand ambassadorship to someone whom everybody loves their music. If the companies give it to gospel singers like me, people who don’t listen to gospel would probably not pay attention.
“Although I’m a brand ambassador, it is not everything that one must do as a gospel artist. When you are not getting endorsements, think of how many souls you music has healed– that’s your reward.”