Are YouTubers talking Religion?
Music / YouTube

Are YouTubers talking Religion?

Traditional media does not have a fantastic track record of significant, nuanced portrayals of religious belief and practice.  Stereotypes abound in the studio-model of creating blockbuster entertainment media.  As online video semi-democratizes content creation, though, is there a new opportunity?  Might YouTube be a rich site for religious reference?  Maybe… The best and brightest hope … Continue reading

No God at the #Grammys?: Religious Music and the Prime Time Recording Academy
Music / Television

No God at the #Grammys?: Religious Music and the Prime Time Recording Academy

Religious music is a huge industry.  It has global fan bases that react viscerally to its messages and tunes, bringing in over a half-billion dollars a year in record sales alone.  Yet it was not a part of Sunday’s three-and-a-half hour prime time Grammy Award presentation.  Peculiar. TV’s “biggest night in music” hosted by CBS … Continue reading