Are You Using Your Five (Fold) Stones?
[Read/Study 1st Samuel 17:26-58]
In a message and Keynote video, which is now a workshop and a top topic for speaking engagements (for more info on other topics go to http://www.ricardoequips.com/speaking-and-events/), I wrote this in a 13 Point Vision Casting Series called “What is ‘Holy Hip-Hop?’ Introduction Pt 3 – Identify The Players on the Field”:
I can’t remember when I put together the original message, but after doing some recent research I found out that our Goliath is losing power. They think they are getting stronger but they are not. This is what I found on Wikipedia:
Major labels 2008–2012 (Big Four)
Major labels since 2012 (Big Three)
“Record labels are often under the control of a corporate umbrella organization called a “music group“. A music group is typically owned by an international conglomerate “holding company“, which often has non-music divisions as well. A music group controls and consists of music publishing companies, record (sound recording) manufacturers, record distributors, and record labels. As of 2007, the “big four” music groups control about 70% of the world music market, and about 80% of the United States music market.Record companies (manufacturers, distributors, and labels) may also comprise a “record group” which is, in turn, controlled by a music group. The constituent companies in a music group or record group are sometimes marketed as being “divisions” of the group.”
If you’ve noticed above there WERE FOUR and NOW there ARE THREE! EMI has fallen, has fallen (as the old Babylon saying goes) and was absorbed into the other three. So Goliath is no much of a threat as he used to be. He’s still big, but our God is much bigger!
We all know that there is a problem with the music industry. God has given us a solution through Christ. Then Christ’s plan was to move in and through us to solve these problems! How awesome is that!
So let’s learn five ways on how we can use Christ’s Five Stones!