General Press Kit
Our passion is Christian music.
All of our activities are 100% independent. Music picks and featured artists reflect our personal taste (which is not for sale). We curate playlists on various music streaming services, send news updates to our ChristianDance.eu Facebook page & Twitter feed, create podcast episodes to share newly released music, and help (beginning) artists publish their musical work to online music streaming platforms and online music stores.
Our motivation is to help listeners find new Christian music and artists. There is so much good music and serious talent out there.
Our listeners can be confident that they will be listening to music from Christian artists and there will not be anything offensive or contradicting a Christian lifestyle in the lyrics.
The efforts of our team are not only aimed at our listeners, but do what we can to support artists on their journey to reach people and expand their fan-base. We provide a platform to support new / less known and well known Christian music artists in their efforts to reach larger audiences (genres: CEDM, upbeat CCM, House, Trance, Hip Hop).
“I have been involved with traditional radio and sound engineering since I was 16 years old. I had been looking for a Christian Dance radio station that could compete with many of the popular Dance Music stations that (my) (grand-)children are listening to. My concern was the lyrics of many songs, lyrics that glorify behavior that is frowned on in many homes... and I don’t know any parent who would be happy that their son / daughter is treated in a manner that we often hear in the lyrics of these songs. If we fill our minds with lyrics that glorify poor moral standards, then these standards will become a ‘normal’ part of our life,” explains Nico Zwaneveld (founder of ChristianDance.eu).
Nico started ChristianDance.eu in April 2019, ... <Click here for more>
Initially, the playlists and the radio station were aimed at the following genres:
Christian EDM (CEDM), incl. Christian Trance & Christian House
Christian Hip Hop (CHH)
The technology that we put in place behind each of the playlists also started to trigger quite a few requests from people who appreciate ‘other Christian genres’ and they requested us to create playlists for:
Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) - including CCM playlists with only English lyrics, Dutch lyrics and German lyrics
Christian Ambient music (instrumental versions of (popular) christian songs / hymns)
Traditional Christian music (a playlist with English lyrics and a playlist with Dutch lyrics)
We managed to get access to data about the number of times that songs have been played in the past 14 days... and this led to our creation of Top 50 / 100 charts for a number of christian music genres:
Top 50 Christian EDM (CEDM)
Top 50 Christian Hip Hop (CHH)
Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) - English language
Top 50 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) - Dutch language
Top 50 Gospel
Top 50 Opwekking (Dutch praise and worship published by Stichting Opwekking)
Characteristic for all playlists is that they are being refreshed every week, and with exception of the Top-XX Charts, the playlists always include a number of new releases.
The playlists are available on Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, and Qobuz.
Click here for a full overview of our curated playlists.
The Christian Music Discovery Podcast
Nico had been running Christian music programs for quite some time on local radio stations. In the period that we operated an Internet Radio station, Nico had a weekly New Releases Show for Christian Music, featuring many artists (well-known and less-known). After ending our Ether Radio and Internet Radio station activities in February 2020, we first needed to focuss our efforts on improving & expanding our online activities. By May 6th, 2020, Nico was ready to release the first episode of his New Releases Show, but now as a Podcast with a slightly different formula. The podcast is called the "Christian Music Discovery" Podcast. The biggest changes are:
the length of the music (if we can't get copyright permission for use in a podcast)
completly focussed on music by artists that Nico believes deserve a larger audience than what they are currently reaching
We have a separate press kit for the Christian Music Discovery podcast, where we describe the show, the approach, etc..
Facts and figures as of May 2020.
Demographics - Visitors to our website & Facebook page
Data based on visitor response to surveys
Data based on analysis of website traffic