The Premier Gospel Awards return after 2 years away with a brilliant 2022 nominee list, celebrating the absolute cream of the UK Gospel music crop (I don’t envy the voting panel – the nominees are strong across all the categories!). Overlooked However: it’s only right to point out that the Street Music category, a segment of the scene that remained vital and vibrant through the … Continue reading Premier Gospel Awards 2022: Amazing List – and an Amazing Miss?
Existential: the future of UKGospel.com (Part 1) When I started writing this forward-look several weeks ago I opted to do it in stream of consciousness. It felt right because it’s setting out the UKGospel.com roadmap for – God willing – the next 5-10 years. Additionally, sharing my thought process this way lends itself to the feel of a story that’s unfolding almost in real time… … Continue reading Existential: the New UKGospel.com? It’s the old UKGospel.com, actually…. (Part 1)
Nobody liked *Colin. What made things particularly ironic was he was such a nice guy. Colin was sales manager in a company I worked for in the 90s, and back then (I don’t imagine it’s any different now) sales was hard. Horrid Put it this way: if sales were a girl she’d be the little one from the nursery rhyme: when she was good, she … Continue reading Put your Black life in music – NOW.
One of the most exciting things about this season in the UK Gospel music industry: invaluable, *expert* knowledge is available to ANYONE, quite literally on tap. Here’s a fantastic example for you this weekend @Adegail has been running these brilliant knowledge sharing sessions (that EVERYONE can benefit from) for a while! This one is a MUST if you need essential information on: ✅ – Planning … Continue reading Successful Music Streaming Seminar – this weekend!
This series is part of the content migration programme from earlier versions of UKGospel.com, ensuring the history and evolution of the UK Gospel music scene is recorded and publicly accessible Original publication date: 26 June 2005 Written and edited by: Yinka Awojobi I realised recently that UKGospel.com hadn’t done a decent piece on any UK choir in an age. It wasn’t a deliberate thing, but … Continue reading Legacy Series: Focus on Kingdom Choir
I cannot tell you how SO, SO, SO PROUD I am of every single lady on this list!!!! Story time: like many of the exciting ideas I get, this one came completely out of the blue and hit me like a ton of bricks It went like this: last week as I was planning the relaunch UKGospel.com version 3, I thought I’d create a section … Continue reading Celebrating #UKGospel: launching the Ladies Edition (Part 1)
Part showcase, part profile, all celebration. Wide-ranging and slightly atypical, this series expands the type of recipient we’re used to celebrating in profile editorials of this kind. How about the producers and the song writers? What about the graphic designers that have given us distinctive visual branding over the years, on everything from websites to flyers to CD covers. What about the venues? And the … Continue reading Celebrating #UKGospel – Introduction
After about 5 or 6 years of: Starting and stopping Copying and pasting Writing and editing Doubting and being confident HTMLing and Adobe Flashing Today, the BRAND NEW UKGospel.com version 3 website is LIVE!!!! YAAAAAAAY!!! So, what next..? Well, the UKGospel.com project has been going for almost 2 decades. As you can imagine so many things have changed in that space of time: We’ve gone … Continue reading UKGospel.com version 3: We’re Live!
Legacy Series: Muyiwa on BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel’: ‘There were no agents, record companies, or managers that made it happen…’ Continue reading Legacy Series: Muyiwa on BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel’
New or experienced vocalist? AStepFWD puts you in front of the very best UK music industry professionals this weekend Get tips, techniques and practical information to transform your vocal game Priscilla Jones, whose experience in vocal coaching includes working with celebrities such as Annie Lennox, JLS, Rita Ora, The Saturdays and flawlessly singing live in high-pressure professional situations like ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Mark Delisser: if you’ve … Continue reading AStepFWD Vocal Masterclass – Feb 2021