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Centricity Music and EMI CMG Distribution Begin New Agreement with Spring Release of Debut Artists Me in Motion and Sixteen Cities BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – March 31, 2010 – EMI CMG, which earlier this year entered into an agreement with Centricity Music in January, is now soliciting and processing all sales for Centricity Music’s roster, which [...]

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A while ago I received a Facebook invitation to join the group ” Can this pickle get more friends than Nickelback.” Boy, it make me laugh.Great idea. But as my inquisitive mind spun I was wondering what would happen. As I watched the numbers increase and increase I was wondering where it would stop. Now at over 1.5 million fans it has gone beyond a joke to an interesting case study.

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Hey everyone this is part two of my conversation with a few of our writers/artists.  I hope that this gives you some more insight into the creative process.  Check out our website at www.centricitypublishing.com for more info on our writers like that little plug ? 1. Do you complete every song idea you start? Or [...]

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The Voice

Posted March 22, 2010 by in A&R

In 2001 I had been serving as president for one of the older, more established labels in the industry for a couple of years. In January of that year, its owner made the decision to close it down without notice to me, the staff or the roster. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one [...]

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From Petra to Kanye

Posted March 18, 2010 by in A&R

I grew up listening to Christian music back in the days of Audio A’s “Bloom”, DC Talk’s “Jesus Freak”, and Newsboys “Take Me To Your Leader”. These were the days that you begged your mom to drive you to the nearest Lifeway or Family Christian Bookstore so you could spend hours at the listening station [...]

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The greater portion of my friends and acquaintances are touring musicians, people who spend a minimum of 50% of their year traveling. Often our conversations will revolve around this epic portion of people’s lives and inevitably I hear these words, “And the thing that is so hard to do is eat right and stay healthy. [...]

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Ok, so we are back to the second part of our conversation between that good-looking and talented new artist and a few friends – Jason Germain from Downhere, Jaime Jamgochian, Matt Papa and Jason Gray. He is looking for advice from these wise sages on what he needs to do to prepare for the journey ahead. Let’s listen in…

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Imagine a young artist who has driven his beat up old Saturn to Nashville to figure out what he needs to do in order to “make it” in Christian music. He has done the right thing – he has networked around and scheduled some time to sit down with a few of his favorite artists – how convenient that they are all on Centricity.

So, sits down at Starbucks, for that is where all work is done in Nashville, to talk to a few people over some Chai Latte (he doesn’t drink coffee). A few questions were thrown out to Jason Germain from Downhere, Jason Gray, Jaime Jamgochian and Matt Papa. Lets listen in to a bit of the conversation…..

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In my last blog, I talked about the importance of super fans. That blog was more about how to start the creation of them. This blog is more about cultivating and growing your relationships with them. Any artist can do simple things to respond to fans, but here are some ways you can go above [...]

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Andrew’s new project Nashville, TN (March 2, 2010) —- One of Christian music’s most respected singer/songwriters, Andrew Peterson, headed to Washington state to record his new project that is slated for a July release.   Peterson was joined in the Northwest by his longtime musical companions; Ben Shive, Andy Gullahorn, Gabe Scott and engineer, Todd Robbins.  [...]

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