J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise add another accolade to their resume of success with the Top 10 debut of “You Deserve It” that hits No. 8 on this week’s Billboard Magazine Gospel Digital Songs sales chart. The rousing song of praise is the first single released by Hairston’s newly formed JamesTown Music label, which is exclusively distributed through Entertainment One Distribution. This single was recorded as a part of Youthful
Kirk Franklin has taken his inspiring song to another level! Franklin has teamed up with Pharrell Williams to remix his song “123 Victory!” The original version of the song is featured on Franklin’s very successful “Losing My Religion” album and quickly became a fan favorite upon the album’s release. Franklin and Williams were featured on OTHERtone where they discussed their collaboration. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/279663894" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is acquiring the rights to air “T.D. JAKES” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises. “T.D. JAKES” is the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes. Seventy affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN’s launch of the show on Monday, September 19. The network will air “T.D. JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT.
Melonie Daniels Walker celebrates the legacy of the Edwin and Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference with the release of a Reverend Daryl Coley classic, “I Need Your Spirit,” hitting digital retail outlets on July 29th. Walker officially debuted the single during the annual conference that celebrated its 35th year anniversary in the Gospel Music capital of the world, Chicago Illinois during the month of June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 10, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees in 44 categories for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S.,
Entertainment executive Phil Thornton has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of RCA Inspiration. The announcement comes just days after the label announced its move from NYC to Nashville, to operate under the Provident Music Group umbrella. As reported by Billboard Magazine this morning, “Thornton will oversee daily initiatives and manage business operations for RCA Inspiration, as well as establish external partnerships.” Says Thornton, “I see great
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY VETERANS SECURE MAJOR RECORDING LABEL DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SONY/PROVIDENT DISTRIBUTION Ben Hur Soul Inspired By, Featuring New Music from Mary Mary, Will Be Released September 16 from D3 MUSIC GROUP August 18, 2016 – Nashville, TN – Michelle Duffie and her brothers, twins Kelvis (Clyde) and Kendall, have been mainstays in the faith-based entertainment industry for over two decades. Collectively, the dynamic sibling trio boasts superior experience
Being an artist manager and growing up singing in Chicago, I’ve learned first hand how important it is for artist to set themselves apart from the rest. Living in the Gospel Music Capital of America, Chicago, everyone is a singer. The average praise and worship leader at your community church does professional background vocals for signed artists and have a new single out. So, you are an upcoming indie artist
In this day and age everyone has access to the creative tools to become an artist – just set up a MacBook Pro, a mic, and strap some pillows to a wall and you have a studio. Many people do not understand how much the industry is saturated with singers, musicians, graphic artists, dancers and creatives. Though true artists are full of passion and artistic integrity, in such a saturated