We Are Back

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posts last week. We were with our families out of town to celebrate Thanksgiving. We had a great time, but internet was a little hard to come by. We will be back in full force this week though with all of the posts and updates you have come to expect from us.

I do want to take this opportunity to tell you about some developments with our little site here. In the next few weeks, You will begin to notice some changes to our website, ending with a completely new look by the end of the year. We are making some improvements that will hopefully serve you better and allow for us to attract new readers. Be excited, because we are.

New ONE21 Music coming in 2012

A Retraction

Hey guys, this is Ian. I wanted to apologize publicly, and officially announce that The ONE21 Music will no longer conitue promotion or coverage of the band The Famine. This based on the fact that we know now that some of the main song writers in the band arnt believers, and vocalist Nick Nowell is an atheist .

This does not mean that we think The Famine‘s music is worse for lack of faith, or that The Famine are horrible dudes. We have a strict set of standards on this website by which we choose what artists we will cover, and at the end of the day we have a responsibility to you, the reader. Our goal is to help you connect your faith in Christ with the music that you love, and with that in mind we cannot cover artists who do not share that heart. This is the same reason we do not cover Zao, David Bazan, or RedCloud.

On a happier note, I will leave you with this increadiable video featuring Propaganda. Watch the whole thing, it is pretty incredible.

Very Sorry

This is Ian. I have really slacked off this week. I started a new job this week, and Chuck went to China. We will be back in full force next week with real updates. Please pray for us as we get ready for Cornerstone festival, and continue to try and make this website the best it can be. Thank you for continuing to support us.

God Bless
The(ONE)21 Music

2010

Updates will begin at a regular basis on Monday, I took the week off to spend some time with family and friends. May God bless you this year and reveal amazing things in your life! Please pray for this website as we move forward and try to continue to grow upon the vision for this site that God has laid on our hearts. This will be a great year, so let us all embrace it!

Back Up And Running

Just to let everyone know, we have pretty much recovered from the hack.  We did not lose any database entries, but we did have to play catch up last weeks with our blog posts.  We return to regular a blog schedule starting today. Thank you for being patient as we rebuild what we lost.

God Bless
-The (ONE)21 Music (Chuck & Ian)

Weekly Update 8/28/09

So if you don’t know what this post is about, every week I will give you guys a rundown on what is happening with The One21 Music. A few months ago, we added a bunch of features to this website, so the work that we are doing on here is not always very obvious. These end-of the-week posts are for you benefit so that you never miss ANYTHING on this site.

Remember, at any time feel free to contact us through our “Contact Us” tab there at the top of the page. If you have a suggestion for an artist we should be paying attention to, a video we should, and critique about the site itself, please hit us up.

Secondly, I want to explain something you guys may not realize. This site is hard work, Chuck and I spend close to 60 hrs a week working on this site by either writing posts, updating the pages, creating the artist bios, and that doesn’t even count the interviews, planning, and marketing things we do. This is not a complaint, but realize that we see this as our calling, and we will continue to work as hard as we can for you. One way you can really help us out is by buying music through us. No, we aren’t selling it directly, but all over the website there are iTunes and Amazon links. If you are thinking about buying a new CD that we suggest to you, please consider clicking through from our site, we get a commission on anything you buy after you click through, and every little bit helps. Hopefully this convenient for you, and will help us be able to do this website for a long time.

Ok, now on to the updates:

General Site Updates

-You may notice that a Music A-Z tab has appeared at the top of the website this week, but there is nothing in it after you click on the tab. Please pardon our dust, we are working making that yet another way you can access our artist database. So it will be up very soon.

-The Album Release page was updated several times this week (it is turning into an everyday thing). Album artwork for The Almost, So Long Forgotten, Mae, We Shot The Moon, and Ahmad was uploaded this week. Also note the new release dates from The Color Morale, Brifrost Arts, along with Secret & Whisper were added. I hope this page allows you to stay up to date on what is coming out, and makes you music buying a little easier.

-Fixed some glitches with discographies in the artist database. Let us know if you see anything strange, there are a lot of bios in the system, and we don’t always notice every glitch.

Blog/Articles Updates

-New Releases: There were a TON of new albums this week. Over 20! Abandon finally released their full-length, Oh Sleeper unleashed their epic concept album, and worship leader Matt Redman made his latest batch of worship service staples available to the public. My favorite of the week came from new comers So Long Forgotten, a progressive rock band who currently have their amazing new album up for free download at noisetrade.com

-Music News: Sad news from Jeremy Camp, new music video from Grits, album info for Relient K, and a break-up announcement from Capital Lights. Check it out for much more on your favorite artists!

-Free Album Downloads: a quirky little album from our buddies Brian Lee & His Orchestra. If you are in to progressive indie folk, you may want to check this one out. Its free, so what you have to lose.

-Voices Of The Underground2 Pt.2- We talked with all of our artists about how they got started in music. Surprisingly, most started on piano. New faces to the fold this week include members from Future Of Forestry and White Collar Sideshow.

Artist Database Updates

-switched some our ads around to better serve you finding some of this great music you are discovering through the website. You can now join up with eMusic and Secondspin.com faster in the artist database.

Profiles Added:
Relient K
John Reuben
The Ember Days
Abel
Ascend The Hill
So Long Forgotten
Lights
Alison Krauss
Jason Upton
Diamond Rio

Thats it guys, see you next week!

Christian Music Isn’t A Genre, It Is A Movement

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