Industry News: December

Flicker Records Debuts on Radio & Records’ Christian Chart
Franklin, Tenn.-based independent rock label Flicker Records made its debut Top 10 appearance on Radio & Records’ Christian chart for “Overall Label Market Share” as well as claiming the No. 2 position on “Rock Label Market Share.”
12/22/5 Slanted Records Signs DecembeRadio
Slanted Records, the rock/pop imprint of parent company Spring Hill Music Group, has just signed an exclusive recording agreement with up-and-coming rock band DecembeRadio. Based in Blacksburg, Va., DecembeRadio, made up of Josh Reedy, Brian Bunn and Eric Miker, brings its own style of rock ‘n roll to the Christian music scene. The group’s classic rock vibe is accented by Southern rock influences.
12/19/5 Integrity Music Signs Agreement with Chelsea Road ProductionsKids Products
Integrity Music announced today that it has signed an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Toronto-based Chelsea Road Production Company for its award-winning God Rocks! kids’ products and new BibleToons line extension.
12/14/5 Midas Records Signs Jessie Daniels
Midas Records announces the addition of teen rocker Jessie Daniels to its Nashville roster. Daniels is the first faith-based artist signed to Midas, which has recently expanded into the contemporary Christian market.
Discovery House Music to Release Adoration: We Celebrate You

Discovery House Music will release the first recording from a new praise and worship series entitled ADORATION in mid-January 2006. The Adoration: We Celebrate You enhanced CD will include PDF music sheets of each of the ten new songs for easy access by ministers of music and worship leaders. Adoration: We Celebrate You features the lead vocals of worship leader, Shannon Wexelberg.
12/5/5 Inpop Records Founder Returns To Helm

Dale Bray, one of the three original founders of Inpop Records in addition to Inpop CEO Wes Campbell and newsboys’ frontman Peter Furler, has returned to the company after a five-year hiatus. Bray will take the helm as president of Inpop Records. Bray’s new position is effective immediately. Bray has spent the last five years in his home country of Australia heading up Crossroad Distribution and Sonfest Touring Company. In October, he returned to Nashville with wife, Alice, and two young children.
12/2/5 Selectric Records Signs with RED Distribution
Selectric Records signed with RED Distribution (Sony/BMG) in
November! RED will be releasing Monday Morning and Cross Culture on Feb 7
next year.
12/1/5 EMI Gospel Signs Darrell McFadden and The Disciples
EMI Gospel has entered into an exclusive recording
agreement with songwriter and musician Darrell McFadden and The Disciples.
The Bronx New York twenty year musical veteran is scheduled to release his
highly anticipated album I’ve Got A Right January 10, 2005.
Deadline To Join GMA To Be Eligible to Vote Is December 1
When the Doves are handed out at the GMA Music Awards next April, it is not just Christian music VIPs who will decide which artists receive Artist of the Year and other coveted Dove trophies. Christian music fans who join the Gospel Music Association (GMA) as Associate or Student Members automatically become voting members for the top categories of the GMA Music Awards. The deadline for joining the GMA to be eligible to vote in the 2006 Doves is December 1. Membership applications are online at Details at Deadline To Join GMA To Be Eligible to Vote Is December 1.
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