Industry Updates

Super Tuesday-Event Developed First Time for Southern Gospel DJs

The National Christian Radio Alliance, a division of the Gospel Music Association, has announced Southern Gospel’s Super Tuesday, to be held April 24, 2001, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., during the annual Gospel Music Week. The event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., will include radio personnel, key industry leaders and some of Southern Gospel music’s most respected artists. Attendees will discover creative ways to increase advertising revenues, have the opportunity to talk with…

SHOUT! 2001 PACKAGES THE YEARS’ BEST SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONGS IN TWO CD SET

Shout! 2001, is the new project from Spring Hill Music Group and the first compilation of its kind to feature 30 of the year’s top Southern Gospel artists. The two-CD set will be available in Christian bookstores and mainstream retailers nationwide on December 26, 2000. Shout! 2001 provides a great opportunity for new listeners to familiarize themselves with today’s best Southern Gospel songs and artists and provides genre fans with an extensive collection of the best music from their favorite…

FOUR DAYS LATE TOPS ALL THREE SOUTHERN GOSPEL CHARTS

For the first time in their decade long career, one of Karen Peck & New River’s songs holds the No. 1 position on all three Southern Gospel radio charts. Across the board, The Gospel Voice, The Singing News, US Gospel News and countless radio stations have lifted “Four Days Late” into constant rotation across the nations’ airwaves. The rendition of Aaron Wilburn’s hope-filled song as performed by Karen Peck & New River retells the story of Lazarus’ death and resurrection….

GMA Signs with William Morris

GMA Signs With William Morris Agency The Gospel Music Association, the organization responsible for the annual Dove Awards, has just signed a multi-year exclusive agency agreement with the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, to represent the Dove Awards and all its television properties. GMA President and Dove Awards Executive Producer, Frank Breeden said, “Television is very much a relationship business. If we want to expose our awards show to all possible opportunities, we need a voice speaking for us…

About Greg Seneff

Before law school, Greg spent almost nine years in the music business in various capacities including as a booking agent, road manager, disc jockey (WXLN-FM and WFIA-AM in Louisville, Kentucky), concert promoter, retail music buyer and Assistant Director of Media at Asbury Theological Seminary. Since law school Greg has worked as a solo-practitioner, served as the Director of Legal Affairs at Benson Music Group, and as the Director of Business Affairs at EMI Christian Music Group. Both record company positions…

GMA’S Academy of Gospel Music Arts Popular Talent Competition & Seminar Return in Nashville

Wayne Kirkpatrick The Gospel Music Association’s Academy of Gospel Music Arts will host a regional conference in Nashville on November 17 and 18. The seminar will feature Rocketown artists Wayne Kirkpatrick, Billy Sprague and Gordon Kennedy, along with other industry experts, for two days of educational seminars and talent competition designed for aspiring Christian artists and songwriters. Reunion Records’ Michael W. Smith has also been confirmed to participate in the Academy’s Nashville seminar. The seminars and competitions are open to…

Jars of Clay on CNN World Beat

Multi-platinum selling Grammy and Dove Award winning band Jars of Clay recently taped a segment for an upcoming CNN World Beat special on Christian music, currently set to air nationwide and internationally in November. pictured (l-r) are: Chris Murphey, CNN World Beat reporter; and Matt Odmark and Dan Haseltine, Jars of Clay. The band was asked to participate in the program due to their tremendous appeal in the Christian and mainstream market: Jars of Clay recently celebrated career sales of…

Update:Roaring Lambs Course Offered to Christian Industry Executives, Artists & Staff. New dates & contact info provided

In response to increased interest, Barry Landis, vice president and general manager of Atlantic Records is announcing the formation of a course based on the renowned and best-selling book Roaring Lambs. The course will be held this fall in the conference room at Warner Bros. Records on Music Row, every other Tuesday from 5:00 pm.- 7:00 pm., October 24 through December 5. “For several years we have had a Roaring Lambs luncheon, where we invited the industry to take part…

City On A Hill Captures No. 1 SoundScan Position

Multi-artist collaboration City On A Hill – Songs Of Worship And Praise has captured the No. 1 spot on the SoundScan Top Praise & Worship chart five weeks after its release. The Essential Records project, which features Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, FFH, Caedmon’s Call, Third Day, The Choir, Gene Eugene, and SONICFLOOd with Peter Furler of the Newsboys, is currently enjoying its highest sales week yet, a rare accomplishment given its longevity on the market. Essential Records…

Women in Christian Music

Toward the end of 1995 a new organization for women who work in Christian music began its first phase of growth when founder Kathryn E. Darden, publisher of Christian Activities Publications, began sharing her dream with other women in the music industry. A steering committee began meeting in March of 1996 to study the feasibility of such a group leading to the first WICM meeting on April 9, 1996. The first year’s meetings were oriented towards research and fellowship with…

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