On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 09:24:26PM -1000, david wrote:
Interestingly, they still are.
Almost all the musicians I know of who are actually making a decent living, are doing so by playing churches, either the white megachurches or the black gospel churches. The megachurches in particular have sound systems that blow away just about any club or bar or even concert hall around. They have crazy money laying around, thanks to their own many millenia of marketing experience, and the American system of giving churches complete tax exemption. They spend a fair amount of it on music and musicians-- draws in the crowds and keeps them coming back. Christian music is pretty much the only end of the commercial music business-- outside of the Disney popstars-- that still exists as a going concern.
Nice pun, the "masses" attending church. Were they then the B Minor masses?
> Bach didn't write free music for a church - he wrote it because they