The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the dates for the GMA Music Week 2006 – April 1-5, 2006, announced John W. Styll, president of the GMA.
“There is no other time or place where our entire industry – from the industry’s top executives to the self-managed independent artists and every type of professional in between – is gathered together to not only engage in professional development, but to hear non-stop music of every gospel style imaginable,” said Styll. “At GMA Music Week 2006, every registrant will have the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues from around the country, participate in valuable and targeted educational seminars and attend concerts and music showcases by best-selling and up-and-coming Christian artists and of course, culminating in the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards.”
GMA Music Week 2006 will have four unique professional tracks with specialized professional development and training: Christian Music Broadcasters; Christian Music Retail Conference; Managers, Agents & Promoters Seminar; and Music Professional (formerly Industry & Associates track). Additionally, for the first time, GMA will present unique tracks for Independent Artists and Urban Music Professionals. Registration for the convention has begun and those who register by November 15 are eligible for a significant discount.
Music is always the heart of GMA Music Week and 2006’s convention will have more music than ever before. Louie Giglio and PASSION artists/worshippers David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin and Charlie Hall have already been confirmed for the Sunday Evening Worship Service. GMA will confirm more artist performances in the coming weeks, and promises music of every style of gospel music including pop, rock, rap, southern gospel, urban gospel and Latin gospel.
GMA Music Week 2006 brochures have been mailed to GMA members and past registrants. Anyone not receiving a brochure can get all the convention details and online registration at HYPERLINK “http://www.gospelmusic.org” http://www.gospelmusic.org or by calling 615-242-0303, extension 238.
The 37th Annual GMA Music Awards will serve as the culmination of GMA Music Week 2006 on Wednesday, April 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. This event is gospel music’s biggest night, as nominated artists and industry professionals are honored with gospel music’s highest honor, the Dove Award. Hosts and ticket information will be posted at HYPERLINK “http://www.gmamusicawards.com” http://www.gmamusicawards.com in mid-October.
Founded in 1964, the 4,500-member Gospel Music Association HYPERLINK “(http://www.gospelmusic.org” (http://www.gospelmusic.org) is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA represents all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country and children’s gospel music. The GMA produces the GMA Music Awards™?, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA.
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