May 1 – Leading CBA supplier Word Distribution announces several retail promotions
launching this spring and summer. Recently proving its strength in diverse musical styles through its artists’ collection
of Dove Awards representing 10 distinct music genres, the three upcoming campaigns will focus on Southern Gospel,
Praise & Worship and Rock listeners.
Running from May 13 – June 30, Word Distribution’s “Shout! Jubilee” promotion features an acclaimed line-up of
Southern Gospel music. Enjoying a consistent, large and loyal following today, “Shout! Jubilee” will help retailers
target Southern Gospel buyers with support from a $4.00-off savings and a full merchandising kit including a header,
shelftalkers and price stickers.
“Shout! Jublilee’s” 14 best-selling titles include: The Martins, Glorfy Edify Testify; The Hoppers, Steppin’ Out; Karen
Peck & New River, Triumph; Jeff & Sheri Easter, My, Oh My!; Oak Ridge Boys, From the Heart; various artists,
Jubilee!; various artists, Shout! 2002; various artists, Shout! 2003; Mike Bowling, It’s My Life; Brian Free, Hymns;
The Hoskins Family, Safe Thus Far; Greater Vision, Quartets; The Crabb Family, The Walk; and Legacy 5, Live In
Word Distribution’s “Summer For Worship—Go Out With Joy” promotion, running from June 1 – July 31, features
many of the industry’s best-selling titles. Customers will receive free with the purchase of a promoted title the Go Out
With Joy CD sampler, containing 17 favorite and new songs of the year from various projects. “Summer For Worship”
supports retail with a $4.00-off customer savings, as well as with a free merchandising kit including a header,
shelftalkers, flats and price stickers. The promotion will also be featured on Word’s Audio Retail Program (WARP!) in
June and July.
“Summer for Worship” titles include: Don Moen, God Will Make A Way; various artists, Hope of the Nations; Hillsongs
United Live, To the Ends of the Earth; Women of Faith, The Artist Collection; Hillsongs, Amazing Love; Sheila
Walsh, All That Really Matters; GlassByrd, Open Wide This Window; Fernando Ortega, Hymns of Worship; Terry
McAlmon, Visit Us; Eoghan Heaslip, Mercy; Alvin Slaughter, On The Inside; Hillsongs, Blessed; Sandi Patty, Take
Hold of Christ; Oasis Praise, Bring It On; MercyMe, Spoken For; and Amy Grant, Legacy.. Hymns & Faith.
“Will Rock For Jesus,” running June 16 – July 31, features 11 established and upcoming rock bands from Word
Entertainment. With the purchase of a promoted title, customers will also receive a free13-song bonus CD containing
complete songs from all “Will Rock For Jesus” artists. Additionally, Word Distribution will provide a “Thanks for
Listening,” $10.00 instant savings card when the consumer purchases $50.00 worth of any merchandise and at least
one featured title from the promotion. “Will Rock For Jesus” provides retailers with a free merchandise kit including a
3D header, shelftalkers, stickers and other materials.
Titles in the “Will Rock For Jesus” promotion include: Nate Sallie, Inside Out; 7th Day Slumber, Picking Up The
Pieces; Plumb, Beautiful Lumps of Coal; Cool Hand Luke, Wake Up O Sleeper; East West, Hope In Anguish;
Denison Marrs, Then Is The New Now; downhere, So Much for Substitutes; 38th Parallel, Turn The Tides; Radial
Angel, One More Last Time; Strange Celebrity, Remedy; and SONICFLOOd, Cry Holy.
Word Distribution, a division of Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, represents some of Christian music’s
top performers, including Platinum-selling, Award-winning artists Amy Grant, Rachael Lampa, Nicole C. Mullen, Sandi
Patty, Point Of Grace, Mercy Me, Sixpence None The Richer and Jaci Velasquez. Word is also the home to Big Idea’s
successful VeggieTales video and audio series. The company provides sales, marketing and distribution services for
several leading labels, including Word Records, Squint, Integrity Music, M2.0 Communications, INO, Big Idea
Productions, Spring Hill Music, Daywind Music, Ray Boltz Music, Garden City, Curb Records, Elektra and others.