Daywind Music Publishing is proud to welcome singer/songwriter and comedian Tim Lovelace to its expanding roster of talented songwriters. With over three decades of experience entertaining audiences across the globe with his funny man antics, few realize that Tim often uses his gift as a storyteller and wordsmith to craft some of Southern Gospel’s most beloved songs.
Word Music Publishing was honored with the Publisher of the Year Award at the 2016 BMI Christian Music Awards. This marks the second time in the last four years that Word Music Publishing has been named BMI’s Publisher of the Year, earning the highest percentage of copyright ownership among the year’s most-performed songs. In addition, for KING & COUNTRY received the prestigious Song of the Year Award for their hit song “Shoulders” (Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Word Music Publishing) at the banquet held on Tuesday, June 21.
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI)®, global leader in music rights management, honored the top 25 songs played on Christian radio during the past year at the 2016 BMI Christian Awards, held Tuesday evening at BMI’s Nashville offices on Music Row. The songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio are honored at the annual awards.
Full Circle Academy presents the first Music-Makers Bootcamp, dedicated to producers, artists and songwriters in the Nashville area. Featuring special guest coaches Mia Fieldes (Chart-Topping Songwriter), Matt Hammitt (Hit Artist and Songwriter), Sean Moffitt (Multi-Platinum Mix Engineer), Mike X. O’Connor (GRAMMY® Winning Music Producer) and Manafest (International Artist and Music Business Coach), the music industry courses will be held August 26-28 in Franklin, TN. Led by GRAMMY® acclaimed producer Seth Mosley, a small group of students enrolled in the bootcamp will have the opportunity to receive exclusive, specialized training from music industry professionals.
Provident Music Group/Sony Music Entertainment announces the promotion of Ben Howard to Executive Vice President of Provident Films. Howard previously served as Sr. Vice President for the film division.
On June 20th, Christian music icon Natalie Grant accomplished a career milestone by headlining at Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious venues in the world. Grant’s full concert in the heart of New York City included many of her greatest hits including signature songs “Your Great Name,” and “Held,” along with a special performance of the classic hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”
Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will embark on a headline tour of the United States this September. The tour will kick off on September 22 in Clive, IA and run through October with more dates to be added and announced in the near future. The tour will feature Thousand Foot Krutch on the first half of the U.S. run and Sick Puppies will finish the second half of the tour. Devour The Day will be playing the entire tour. The headline tour will make stops in cities such as Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; and Sayreville, NJ to name a few. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. An exclusive presale for The Panheads (The Official Skillet Fan Club) will go live on Wednesday, June 22nd.
s part of this morning’s exclusive sit-down interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, seven-time GRAMMY award-winning Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott announced July 29th as the release date of LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville, Capitol CMG) by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family.
Thousand Foot Krutch lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Trevor McNevan has a lot to celebrate this week. In addition to already hitting No. 1 on iTunes’ Rock Top Albums chart (No. 3 overall Albums) in the US with Top 5 overall albums chart placement in Canada, Russia, Australia, Finland and more with today’s release of EXHALE, the long-awaited hard-rocking follow up to 2014’s OXYGEN:INHALE, McNevan is the proud dad of a brand new baby girl just in time for Father’s Day weekend. He and his wife, Erin, announce the birth of Jade Autumn Lynn McNevan, who was born today in Nashville, TN at 4:30 pm CDT, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long.
Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann releases her new Kirk Franklin collaboration, “God Provides,” to Gospel radio this week along with the companion lyric video. The single is written and produced by Franklin, writer/producer of the No. 1 hit track, “Take Me To The King.” “God Provides” is the sophomore single from her forthcoming 2016 album release, One Way.
Sept. 23 will mark American Prodigal, the anticipated sophomore solo project from Crowder. American Prodigal will build on Crowder’s double-GRAMMY® nominated Neon Steeple (2014), which boldly debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, sparking both a No. 1 hit and top 5 single at radio, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award along with multiple nods, numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations and tours throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Full Circle Music’s award-winning producer Seth Mosley officially announces the commencement of Full Circle Academy, a music production school located in Franklin, TN with Mosley at the helm. Students enrolled in Full Circle Academy will have access to introductory online classes including songwriting, production, editing, instrumentation and engineering.
WAY-FM Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Parker has announced that WAY-FM has just wrapped up a year-long effort to encourage it’s listeners to participate in local service projects, under the banner of “Live (service) Out”.
Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle, will embark on her first headline tour titled “A Night with Lauren Daigle,” with special guest Chris McClarney, in support of her recently released HOW CAN IT BE DELUXE EDITION. The tour, sponsored by CURE International, is scheduled from October 14-30, beginning in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Eight-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Matt Maher recently participated in the YouTube Pop-Up Space event in Nashville at Black River Entertainment. As part of the event, YouTube created the video for Maher’s latest radio single, “Abide With Me.” Watch the video here.
What is Loop you might ask? Allyson Sutton, President/CEO, started the business in August 2015 when she saw the need to unite a team of volunteers across the country in order to bring Christ’s love and calling into action as a community. These volunteers provide help with selling merchandise, being representatives for sponsor tables, VIP fan experiences, etc. that brings a more “hands on” experience.