General Press Kit

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Our mission

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 generate and publish our own Top 100 / 1000 charts. We also curate playlists on various music streaming services, send news updates to our ChristianDance.eu Facebook page & Twitter feed, and publish weekly overviews of newly released Christian music.

Our motivation is to help listeners find new Christian music & artists, and help Christian artists reach new listeners. 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.

Our history

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>

Playlists

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)

  • Taíze

  • Christmas music

  • Gospel music

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 100 charts for a number of Christian music genres:

  • Top 100 Christian EDM (CEDM)

  • Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) - English language

  • Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) - Dutch language

  • Top 100 Gospel

  • Top 100 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.

Most of these playlists are made available on Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube.

Click here for a full overview of our playlists.

The statistics

Facts and figures as of May 2021.

Demographics - Visitors to our website & Facebook page

Data based on visitor response to surveys

Observation: In the 55-65+ groups there is a larger (but not exclusive) appreciation for our Ambient, Traditional & Taizé playlists. The website visitors in the 55-65+ group are mostly interested in news about CCM and Gospel releases and our Top 50/100 charts (CCM & Gospel).

Data based on analysis of website traffic

Observation: Pageviews until 12:00 hrs CET are mostly from the Europe geography. From 13:00 hrs CET the pageviews are a mix from Europe and North America. From 19:00 hrs CET onwards the pageviews are mostly from North America.