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UKGospel.com Existential (Part 2): You can only say what THEY want you to say…?

I had a completely different update to share this week about plans for this site However: something happened that gave me a disturbing glimpse into a possible future. Control your own narrative Now more than ever it’s critically important to have complete and direct control of your own narrative. Hopefully I’m preaching to the choir on this, but just in case you still doubt the … Continue reading UKGospel.com Existential (Part 2): You can only say what THEY want you to say…?

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Existential: the New UKGospel.com? It’s the old UKGospel.com, actually…. (Part 1)

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)

UK Gospel Forward-Look: Exciting Trends for 2016

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The UK Gospel scene frequently has to endure unhelpful comments about the state of its health, typically in the shape of (mainly uninformed) comparisons between it and the more mature US market: nothing ever happens here. Apparently.

Yinka Awojobi makes the case for exciting developments and continued optimism in 2016.

Good Thing

I haven’t done one of these annual forward-looks in so long it’s actually taking serious effort to get back into the swing of things.

The main reason? I hadn’t felt much of a need.  And that’s a good thing, trust me.

Let me explain: these days, getting your UK Gospel music industry news is nowhere near as challenging as it used to be. There are lots of good places to get it from.

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Hello 2014, Goodbye UKGospel.com..?

In 2013 I seriously considered shutting down UKGospel.com It was an easy enough conclusion for me to reach: when I started the project back in 2000 it was one of quite literally only a handful of sites dedicated to featuring news, reviews, opinion and analysis on the UK Gospel music scene. Exciting But now, almost 14 years down the line, UKGospel.com is just one of … Continue reading Hello 2014, Goodbye UKGospel.com..?

[Exclusive!] First-ever look at stills from Four Kornerz’s new video ‘Lean on My Shoulders’

This looks very interesting… I’ve just been sent the first-ever, first-look, frame-by-frame sequence of images from Four Kornerz‘s brand new video ‘Lean on My Shoulders‘ ‘Lean on My Shoulders‘ is released very shortly. EXPLORE MORE FOUR KORNERZ Four Kornerz – official website Four Kornerz on Facebook Buy ‘Soulectric’ (album) and Gonna Make It (single) at UKGShop.com Read the story – Behind the Beat – The … Continue reading [Exclusive!] First-ever look at stills from Four Kornerz’s new video ‘Lean on My Shoulders’

UKGospel.com Podcast 10 – You Have the Power: What Would You Do For UK Gospel…?

UKGospel.com Podcast 10 – You Have the Power: What Would You Do For UKGospel…? The first 2013 podcast release from the UKGospel.com team and guests… And (in case you can’t see the photo above for some reason) arguments break out once again over diverse issues including: What the team would do if they were the CEO of the UK Gospel music industry Following the Pope’s … Continue reading UKGospel.com Podcast 10 – You Have the Power: What Would You Do For UK Gospel…?

UKGospel.com Podcast 9 – What We Can’t Talk About in Church!

Still in the locked room… More opinion, comment, mental sparring and controversy skirting.

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Originally part of UKGospel.com Podcast 8, this 11-minute extract has the team and guests wrestling with the the tricky issue of the things we can – and can’t – talk about in church…

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16 Tweets to start your radio (and media) career…

Funny how things turn out…

If you’d told me just over a year ago that I’d be on radio presenting a breakfast show on one of the most recognisable Christian radio and media brands in the country I’d have laughed in your face.

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Download: V9 Collective UKGospel.com Podcast

Fun podcast with Yinka Awojobi and London family group V9 Collective – V9 chat to Yinka about their excellent debut album ‘World to Me’, selecting a few tracks to highlight: Randomness, behind-the-scenes info, what ‘V9’ actually stands for, how old Motown and classic 80s RnB/Soul influenced their sound, why Sam had to put his dodgy vocals on a guide track for guest artist Clinton Jordan … Continue reading Download: V9 Collective UKGospel.com Podcast

Do NOT listen: Pass Out Freestyle – Ejiro, Guvna B and Triple O

The plan was to sit in my local coffee shop and update UKGospel.com. I hadn’t done a proper update since starting my breakfast radio show at Premier Gospel three weeks ago (early start, late back home, shock to the system 🙂 ). So, I’m in the coffee shop, and I’m editing features by Karl Nova and Henry Yanney. So far so good. Minor Distraction By … Continue reading Do NOT listen: Pass Out Freestyle – Ejiro, Guvna B and Triple O