Ever wish there was an industry insider willing to share 'what it takes' to make it in the industry or how the industry works? Don't you hate it when you show up to an audition without the essentials? Looking for radio airplay but not really sure why people should listen to your music? A singular answer has been given in the person of and with the expertise of one Andrea Williams.
Gospel industry veteran Andrea Williams is sharing unique insight for success in the gospel music industry with independent/aspiring artists and executives via social media. The recording industry has undergone a facelift as of late but many core facets remain the same. These tenets relate to personal integrity, accountability and overall preparedness for the rigors of ministry in the gospel music industry. Many of them are simple in their approach, mere reminders to remain faithful and steadfast in the pursuit of next level ministry and to approach the industry with biblical integrity at all times. Many others are rooted in entertainment industry protocol and contain success nuggets that unlock greater potential in each aspiring artist.
Each Monday, Williams will share a tip aimed at aspiring artists to help them better prepare to enter the next dimension of music ministry and the recording industry. This week, Williams shared tip number 26. The tips are snippets from her forthcoming book titled “Live the Life You Sing About”.
Andrea Williams is an industry veteran and has extensive experience on all sides of the gospel industry. Her working knowledge of today’s entertainment industry is boundless and she shares her wealth of knowledge with gospel legends, industry heavyweights and aspiring artists with ease and an earnest desire for their future success.
To find out more about the Spiritual Artist Development Series, follow Andrea on facebook and twitter.
Spiritual Artist Development Series Tip #26: We use the word “anointing” a lot in the Gospel music industry. We say that this singer or that instrumentalist is anointed. But what is anointing, really? Well, it’s not goose bumps. And it has nothing to do with the vocal quality and exceptional gifting of a musician. The term initially comes from the pouring of oil during a religious ceremony. But the more popular meaning has to do with the Spirit. To be anointed is to be blessed by the Holy Spirit to do the work of ministry. It’s that something special, that almost unexplainable thing that people know is present. When you’re anointed, it’s like God pulls up a chair and sits in the middle of the room. Where God is, His oil is. In other words, if you are anointed, then those in proximity to you should be dripping in the oil of God. Do people feel the presence of God when you sing? When you play, are people healed? Do chains fall off when you begin to minister? Scripture says that the anointing destroys yokes. After you minister, deliverance should be in the room. Aim to have the anointing in your ministry. Otherwise, it’s just sounding brass and tinkling cymbals.
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