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Recording: $75 per hour
Mixing & Mastering: $75 per hour
Instrumentals: Price Negotiable (Exclusive Rights)
Prices for Video work are negotiable
Dear potential, future or current customer,
As I’m continuing to be discipled and grow in my relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ, I have gained some particular convictions from The Holy Spirit to make sure the content I am helping you create is Holy and acceptable to God. Therefore, below is a list of key things that I have been convicted to abstain from as far as musical content and video content. If you happen to have any content that includes any of the following, I am always willing to help with a revision if you are open to it. My responsibility as a producer, engineer and videographer is to make sure what I help you create is pleasing to God and lines up with His Word. Galatians 5:9 says A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. You want to make sure everything you say is biblically accurate from start to finish because we will have to give an account for the words we say (Matthew 12:36). Lastly, the enemy likes to take advantage of our ignorance and any open doors in our lives that he can find, he will try and use them to “steal, kill and destroy”.
Musical Content Prohibitions:
Usage of any new age terms such as “abracadabra”, “hocus-pocus”, "de ja vu" and so on. God has given us power in our tongues and what we speak can affect us whether we are aware or not. (Proverbs 18:21)
Paying homage to any public figures that has/had an anti-Christ agenda. (Ephesians 5:11)
Any swearing or borderline swearing such as the H, D or N word. Unfortunately, there are some professing Christians who believe it’s okay to do this. (Ephesians 4:29) (Ephesians 5:4) (Proverbs 4:24) (Colossians 3:8)
Anything overly self centered where the glorification of Christ is reduced. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Anything that promotes lust of the flesh, lust of the eye or the pride of life. (Ex: money, cars, fashion, jewelry, etc) Please keep your message clear and focused on The Gospel and the testimony He has given you. All other content will be rejected. (1 John 2:16) (Colossians 1:16)
Usage of instrumentals with samples from secular songs or using an instrumental that was originally used for a secular song. These songs can come with what are called familiar spirits and can become a stumbling block to other believers. When we cause others to stumble, it means that we aren't walking in The Love of Christ. (Romans 14:13-23)
Collaborations with artists that create worldly music. However, if they develop a genuine desire to make music for Christ and they are working on a relationship with Him, I am willing to make an exception and give them a chance. Anyone who is a full-blown enemy of The Cross and doesn’t plan to walk away from their sin, I cannot work with. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)
Songs dedicated to deceased people: It is okay to honor someone who has passed away (as long as you do it in 3rd person: he, she, they, them, etc). It is unbiblical to talk directly to someone who is deceased. Be careful not to write any songs where the lyrics are talking directly to that deceased person. (Leviticus 19:31) (Psalm 106:28)(Deuteronomy 26:14) (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6)
Re-quoting lines from worldly songs in your song or remixing songs from the world into a Gospel song. (this can be a stumbling block to others, which is why I don’t participate in it). If you would like to have more conversation about this subject, I am willing to talk about it one-on-one. (Romans 14:13-23)
"I'm not perfect": I've been learning that God actually calls us to perfection and when I remember that His thoughts are higher than ours, this shows me that He is serious about us being ready for His return. There are some who believe that God means "maturity" when He says this but also remember, He is coming for a church without spot, wrinkle or blemish. At the same time, He does give us room to grow. It can be true to a degree when a person says they are not perfect (because maybe they are still trying to overcome things), but I want to encourage you that you can be. He also said that Job was perfect and upright. Imperfection doesn't have to be the state that you remain in the rest of your life. You can do all things through Christ. If you feel the need to express the concept of "not being perfect", I can accept/record you doing it in a way where it still promotes the holiness of God and acknowledging that this current state is not where you're supposed to remain; that perfection must be our goal (Ex: "Lord i'm not perfect but I know that I should be" or "I'm not perfect yet but I'll get there"). Some of our brothers and sisters are weaker in faith and when they hear "i'm not perfect", it can reduce their conviction to strive for perfection or it can make them become too comfortable/complacent. (Ephesians 5:25-27) (Philippians 4:13) (Matthew 5:48) (Isaiah 55:9) (Job 1:1)
VIDEO CONTENT PROHIBITIONS
Any piercings other than the earlobes of the woman. I have drawn the line in this area because our culture uses piercings in other areas of the body to associate themselves to a certain type of identity that’s not of God, and one of the things that God calls His people to do is come out from among them and be separate. I am also learning that the origins of some of these piercings were attached to false god worship, which is why I would encourage staying away from it so that the enemy cannot try and use it as an open door. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Male piercings: Due to alot of controversy in this area, I have decided to pull away from it. I am still learning about God’s view on this and The Word tells us to never do anything without faith or it will be a sin. Part of my conviction here is also due to what is stated with women piercings. (Romans 14:23)
Deliberately showing off tattoos (it’s different if you have them and not trying to purposely get camera footage of them) (Leviticus 19:28)
Any deliberate hand gestures that could look like a gang sign (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
Make-up, lipstick, lashes, mascara, hairstyles etc: I am not solely against a woman using these things, but I do encourage women to be content with how God made them without all these things. If you choose to use these things for your video, keep it modest. (1 Timothy 2:9)
Anything too revealing (apparel wise). This can also include males taking their shirt off. For the sake of not causing those weaker in faith to stumble, let's avoid any type of footage like this. (1 Timothy 2:9)
New age symbols and any other symbols that are anti-Christ (you will be notified if the symbol isn’t acceptable) (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
Any graven images of our Lord; this can be the "so-called" face of Jesus or a statue. We don't know what He looks like yet, so this is prohibited. (Exodus 20:4)
Anything “gothic” looking (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
No sagging pants (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
Any attire that promotes anti-Christ music or anti-Christ movements (t-shirts with secular artists on them, worldly quotes, Black Lives Matter, Gay Pride, etc). I'm not against the concept of people's lives mattering, but I can't support this movement because the founders of it are actually advocates for LGBTQ (Ephesians 5:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:22)
No talking to people’s graves or anyone deceased. No type of offerings to the deceased such as releasing balloons, t-shirts with their faces on them (Leviticus 19:31) (Psalm 106:28)(Deuteronomy 26:14) If you have a song dedicated to someone who has passed away, make sure it honors them in third person and doesn’t talk to them directly because deceased people cannot hear us. When our dead relatives come to us in dreams or if we have any other encounters, these are actually called familiar spirits. (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6) (2 Corinthians 11:14)
No clothing that doesn’t belong to your gender. No dressing up like the opposite gender in any type of way (Deuteronomy 22:5)
Dancing: I am okay with recording dances as long as the dancing does not expose the privacy of the individual or provoke anything ungodly.
Nothing that promotes the concept of "luck". Luck is a superstitious belief that as Christians, we are not supposed to follow.
Masks, Costumes, etc.: Nothing pertaining to the "easter bunny", "santa claus", St. Patrick's Day, halloween, etc. The enemy is very subtle and uses these things to promote idolatry and witchcraft in the most cunning ways. Also, I am against mask-wearing for COVID. I won't film anyone wearing a COVID mask. I encourage you all to remember 2 Timothy 1:7.
Cursed items: What are cursed items? This can be crystals, types of jewelry, ouija boards, types of dolls, items used in witchcraft or false god worship (sage, mood rings, upside down crosses, buddha, hexagrams, catholic statues, etc). Also, there is alot of african art that I have to stay away from due to the high level of withcraft activity that goes on in Africa. Keep in mind, I don't know everything but I do know to guard my heart, so it is better to refrain from this area and of course always be led of The Holy Spirit in all things. All in all, I encourage myself and others to stay away from these items to keep the enemy out (Deuteronomy 7:26)
Bibles: I've learned in my walk that the most accurate and powerful translation we as Christians should exclusively use is the King James Version. Other versions have been purposely translated and watered down to take away the authenticity of what God was exactly speaking. Some translations have even omitted scriptures which is a sin according to Revelation Chapter 22. I am open to using The Bible or scriptures for your video but won't be comfortable filming other translations due to their lack of accuracy (especially the NIV) (Revelation 22:18-19)
In conclusion, this list could change over time because The Lord Jesus is teaching me everyday. So, I am into giving people grace to grow since I am doing the very same thing. Understand my mission is not to promote legalism/pharisee behavior/being religious, but to promote holiness and uphold the standards of Christ in the best ways that I know how. I do understand that God looks at the heart and not our appearance. However, the enemy is looking for any open door to afflict us (even if we mean no harm and are ignorant of something). So, this is why God Has convicted me on these things. Proverbs 4:23 tells us Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. The enemy is looking for anyway he can to affect our hearts. he was in charge of music before being kicked out of heaven and is still trying today to deceive us with the very thing God Has gifted us and anointed us to do. Please check out the verses next to each line and study them for yourself and pray on them. Thank you for taking the time to read through everything and I pray that we can still move forward from here and work together.