This is the kind of thing worthy of the RK Weblog. From Andy Rau of Think Christian Blog…
Changes are afoot over at CCM Magazine, according to a recent announcement on their website:
“This month marks a historic step for our magazine, and, as a result, the fans and the industry we serve,” said CCM Editor Jay Swartzendruber. “We’re going to start mixing indie and general market Christians such as The Fray, Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens in with artists with traditional Christian label affiliation. Rather than define ‘Christian music’ just by its label or distribution, we’re now defining it as Christian worldview music. CCM Magazine has always taken its role as a leader seriously, and we believe this is the way of the future.”
Sounds like a great idea to me—I’ve lost count of the number of bands I’ve read about over the last 5+ years that profess a Christian faith, but steer clear of the Christian music industry for fear of being pigeonholed. Good call, CCM.
HT: Think Christian