Jae Won Cheong, Chi Efobi, Jennifer Millner, Jacob Noordzy,
Rebecca Park, Kara Sangree
Ethical challenges happen between rap music and our Christian mind-set
Can we separate business and our Christian mind-set?
Business and ethical choices cannot be fully separated, instead should be harmonized
As a Christian, we need to have a strong ethical code, then Christ will be seen and guide us to the right path
CFO of the company
Graduated from Harvard with MBA
Strong Christian faith
Currently employed at REVOLT as COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Bad Boy Executive
Founded in 1992 in NY, New York by Sean Combs
Restaurant operation and management
Labeled as “The music industry's premier production, distribution, publicity, promotions and marketing companies”
Award winning and globally celebrated entertainment company
Pioneer in hip hop
Sean Combs (Diddy, Puff Daddy)
Machine Gun Kelly
Boyz N Da Hood
Music Industry Regulations
Trends thrive & fade
Development of the music industry
"Modern music" shapes our worldview
Congress amended the Copyright Act of 1790 in 1831,1897 & 1901 (Pallante, 2015)
1909: “The sale of copies of compositions were put under a compulsory license—meaning anyone could use them, for a government-mandated rate” (Pallante, 2015)
Music Industry Regulation
The Race to top
Growth and evolvement of music
Violent music is making the most profit
“Has created a sense of a”race to win” the public market for the profit of a single song” (Hanson, 2015).
Music has been a triggering device
Responsibility of the government and family
Can a Christian work for a secular business and glorify God while doing so?
Is Ferguson compromising his beliefs to work at Bad Boy Executive?
How do you balance the material released by Bad Boy Executive with Christian Values?
In the end, is it hypocrisy or the gospel in motion?
"No separation in personal ethics and business"
Harmonize Christian ethics in business and personal life
Guard your heart
Avoid speaking devious words
See the world through God’s sight
Derek Ferguson’s Christian ethics in his business
Story of Daniel
Should someone with a christian worldview or ethics work in a “secular” or “violent/vulgar” environment?
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Israelite, D. (2016, March 18). Regulations Are Killing The Songwriting Stars. Retrieved March 07, 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/03/18/regulations-are-killing-the-songwriting-stars/#155ab6d8364d
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