Industry News: November


Kathryn E. Darden
Nov 12, 2008



Maranatha! Music Praise Chorus Classic Series on CD-ROM

Maranatha! Music has updated the current format of its best-selling, popular “green,” “red,” “beige” and “purple” Praise Chorus Classic Series songbooks to be available for the first time ever on CD-ROM, on sale Nov. 18. This CD-ROM set is packed with an updated and expanded collection of over 400 worship songs. The songs are compiled from the original printed books that are no longer in print and available, the extensive CCLI (Christian Copyright International) chart and Maranatha! Music catalog.

11/12/08Canaan Records Offers Christmas Ornaments

From November 1, 2008 until December 31, 2008, Canaan Records is offering a free Christmas gift to customers of the Canaan Records’ store at Fans can purchase releases from the Hoppers, Mike & Kelly Bowling, the Mike LeFevre Quartet and Kim Hopper or Canaan’s two-disc retrospective, Canaan Revisited, to receive their free gift. Personally autographed Canaan Christmas ornaments from the Hoppers, Mike & Kelly Bowling and the Mike LeFevre Quartet will be sent free of charge to fans who purchase a combination of two or more of these Canaan Records projects on the website.

11/1/08 Maranatha! Music Signs Deal with Musictoday

Maranatha! Music announced today that the label has signed a strategic deal with Musictoday, a Live Nation company, to take over their online merchandising presence. Musictoday will handle all of Maranatha!’s online merchandise orders, customer service, special promotions and sales opportunities which will integrate directly through The new official store launched on Wednesday, October 14th, 2008.

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Christian Activities has created a network on Ning where Christian entertainers, musicians, authors, radio personalities, comedians, and fans can network to discuss Christian entertainment and personalities. Christian Activities is also now "broadcasting" on If you would like to hear some of our favorite music, past and present, visit us at We have 40 tunes up already and will be adding more. You can also find us on the Christian social networks, at ZoeCity at Christian Activities Group at ZoeCity, and on Xianz at
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9/1/8 How to Promote Your Book on a Shoestring Budget Published

How to Promote Your Book on a Shoestring Budget, the book and workbook for authors who are self-publishing books, has been released by Darden & Associates and NovelMaker. Written by Christian Activities publisher, Kathryn E. Darden, the book was released September 2008. Check out the Promote Your Books website for frequent updates.

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