Internet: New Music Websites
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A spate of new music websites this week gives
an idea of the number of LDS artists and how frequently they are
getting on to the web. As technology has made it easier for musicians
to write, record and produce music, the number of musicians has
proliferated, and LDS musicians are no exception. For a large, but
still incomplete, list of LDS musicians, see
The sites featured this week have recently come to Mormon News'
attention. Unlike most weeks, all these sites are fairly well
designed and easy to use. But the most striking graphically is Julia
Davis Allen's site, which includes large, attractive graphic buttons
for reaching the main sections of the site.
Also notable are the sites from Excel Entertainment, which are not
only effective, but show saavy marketing. Its Music4missionaries.com
site is an interesting attempt to present only the portion of its
stable of musicians that is relevant to a particular audience.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Website for LDS musician from Farmington, Utah, one of the musicians
who wrote and performed music for SeaTrek2001. Site organized on a
'home' theme, with a Foyer (includes a guestbook), Study (includes
her performance calendar, booking information and ordering info),
Family Room (photos, a biography and news), Studio (albums, mp3s and
lyrics) and a Kitchen (chatroom).
Julia Davis Allen Band
Nicely designed musician website that includes Allen's biography,
calendar, information, lyrics and mp3s from her CDs, news and photos.
Home page for distributors of LDS and Christian music. Currently
includes just one Christmas album, and allows users to download free
mp3s of selected portions. Includes pages on its artists, albums, an
e-commerce page for making purchases and a list of links.
Little Stream Records
Record label that distributes LDS music for children. This Excel
Entertainment label currently includes nine albums, including those
of well-known LDS musician Clive Romney.
Music website provided by Excel Entertainment that features four
albums suitable for LDS missionaries. Albums are by well-known LDS
performers Enoch Train, Kurt Bestor, Kenneth Cope, and Clive Romney.