Provident Music Distribution To Distribute Lighthouse Music Group, New Zomba/Verity Records Upstart

Provident Music Distribution, one
of the largest distributors of Christian music, announces a new distribution
arrangement with Lighthouse Music Group. Formed by Zomba and the
Billboard-named No. 1 provider of Gospel music, Verity Records, Lighthouse
Music Group is a new gospel concept-driven label group. Lighthouse is
expected to release as many as 10 projects this year alone through
“Gospel music has become a significant portion of our business,” says Don
Noes, sr. vice president Provident Music Distribution. “Lighthouse
compliments our release schedule in providing great concept releases with
strong potential in the CBA marketplace.”
Paul Wright III, president of the Lighthouse Music Group and formerly head
of A & R for Verity Records, says, “With the rise in popularity in Gospel
music it’s exciting to deliver new ideas and concepts reaching uncharted
territories, as well as touching the lives of many.”
In addition to Wright, Pamela Holman, formerly with Atlantic Records, joins
Lighthouse Music Group as director of marketing. Professional
instrumentalist Kendall Duffie, who has worked with the likes of BeBe & CeCe
Winans and Kirk Whalum, joins the Lighthouse team as A&R administrator.
Brenda Broadstreet, administrative assistant to Paul Wright at Verity, will
continue her role under Wright at Lighthouse.
The first project to come under the new arrangement will be Quiet Times Vol.
1, releasing Feb. 20 on Lighthouse Records. Produced by Wright, a Producer
of the Year Stellar Award winner, and renowned organist and contemporary
gospel legend, Ralph Lofton, the project is a collection of timeless
inspirational instrumental gospel favorites. Featured titles include:
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Walk With Me,” “Jesus Paid It All,” and
“Just As I Am.” This release will be the first in a series of “Quite Times”
recordings, with four such recordings slated for this year.
Following Quiet Times Vol. 1 will be With This Ring, which is scheduled to
release April 3. With This Ring is a collection of wedding and love songs
intended to enhance the marriage experience and lifestyle. “Performed by
well-known artists, this project exemplifies God’s delight in the union of
man and woman in marriage,” notes Wright. Featured songs and artists
include “I Believe In Love,” Maurette Brown-Clark; “Forever I Do,” Tres;
“Wedding Song,” John P. Kee; “All Because Of You,” Commissioned; and an
instrumental arrangement of “Ribbon In The Sky,” Ben Tankard.


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