Centricity Blog

Centricity Update 2/24

Posted February 24, 2011 by in Marketing, Radio

Greetings.

It has been a busy week here at the house. Lots of meetings. Lots of planning. With three big releases coming this August and September the building is buzzing with plans and expectations. There are records being made, photo shoots being planned and marketing plans being strategized.

But we never want to forget the victories as they come our way and this week our radio team was able to push “I Am New” to number 4 on INSPO radio. This is Jason’s highest ever chart position on INSPO.

Don’t forget to check out our new label site. It is at www.centricitymusic.com

On to the latest updates…

Radio Update:

It was a hard week at radio with adds coming arduously. But we continue on. There are a few too many “looking for room” comments for me but the calls continue. We have some good news coming down the road but for this week, we were able to secure 6 new adds.

On to the rest of the radio news:

Chart Positions:

AC Mon: Dancing In The Minefields” Andrew Peterson – #21

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #23

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian –New & Active (#32)

AC Ind: “I Am New” Jason Gray –  #11

Dancing In The Minefields” Andrew Peterson – #14

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cites – New & Active (#31)

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #37

CHR: “Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #35

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cities – New & Active (#38)

INSPO: “I Am New” Jason Gray – #4

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian –#14

Adds:

“I Am New” Jason Gray

AC                  WFHM/Mobile, AL

KHPE/Eugene, OR

INSPO            KLVV/Ponca City, OK

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cities

AC                  WBYO/Sellersville, PA

INSPO            KCBI/Dallas, TX

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian

AC                  WBHY/Mobile, AL

Jason Gray                            www.jasongraymusic.com

•  “I Am New” is Top 5 on the INSPO chart! Could number one be far behind?

•  “I Am New” has climbed to #27 on the iTunes Top Christian & Gospel Songs chart.

•  Jason heads into the studio next week. Be praying for his health and that God will be guiding the process.

•  I had the opportunity to sit in and hear Jason play some songs that are going to be on this record. I am so excited about what I heard. Can’t wait to let you all listen.

• Make sure you follow Jason on twitter to get his updates on the recording of his new record. www.twitter.com/jasongraymusic

•  Check out the press release on Jason on the Renaissance tour with Mark Schultz. Read it here

• Here are the dates for the Renaissance Tour:

3/10           Evansville, IN

3/11           Olathe, KS

3/12           Shakopee, MN

3/18           Russell, KY

3/19           La Harpe, IL

3/20           Columbus, IN

3/24           Charlotte, NC

3/25           Warner Robins, GA

3/26           Elizabethtown, NC

3/27           Yorktown, VA

3/30           Wilmington, NC

4/1             Bemus Point, NY

4/2             Elmhurst, IL

4/3             Fremont, OH

4/6             Jackson, MO

4/7             Bentonville, AR

4/8             Lawton, OK

4/9             Ada, OK

4/10           Yukon, OK

4/11           Jackson, MO

Andrew Peterson                  www.andrew-peterson.com

• Are you a writer? If so you need to check out Andrew’s blog “Five Ways to Improve your Writing.” Read it here.

•  John Piper (yes that John Piper) tweeted about Andrew’s video. It has been retweetted over 100 times. Check it out HERE , following is what he said:

If things have been hard at home, sit down and watch this with your wife. Covenant keeping is worth it. http://dsr.gd/ibMHdS

•  After taking two months off the road to write the third installment of the Wing Feather Saga, Andrew is heading out on the road again.

•  Soundcheck TV did an interview with Andrew Peterson a while back. They finally posted it. Check it out.

•  For updates on all things Andrew Peterson, follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/andrewpeterson

• Andrew is touring again:

2/24           Lexington, KY

2/25           Wilmore, KY

2/26           Seymore, IN

3/4             Green Bay, WI

3/5             Watervliet, MI

3/12           Traverse City, MI

3/25           Charlotte, NC

3/26           Pleasant Garden, NC

3/27           Salisbury, NC

3/30           Gothenburg, Sweden

3/31           Skara, Sweden

4/1             Huskvama, Sweden

4/2             Hillerstorp, Sweden

4/3             Sollentuna, Sweden

4/4             Are, Sweden

4/6             Umea, Sweden

4/7             Ornskoldvik, Sweden

4/8             Harnosand, Sweden

4/9             Gavle, Sweden

4/10           Uppsala, Sweden

4/10           Orebro, Sweden

4/16           Baraboo, WI

5/4             Knoxville, TN

5/15           Hudsonville, MI

Aaron Shust              www.aaronshust.com

•  Aaron is in town for the photo shoot for his new project. Hopefully we can capture all that we need.

•  Aaron is heading out on the road with Selah soon. Go see him if you have a chance:

3/11           McMurray, PA

3/12           Bingham, NY

3/25           Valdosta, GA

4/1             Broadview Heights, OH

4/14           Marriotsville, MD

4/16           Grand Haven, MI

4/28           Archbold, OH

4/30           Bismarck, ND

5/1             Grand Island, NE

5/6             Glendale Heights, IL

5/7             Chillicothe, OH

Me In Motion                        www.meinmotion.com•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is #35 on the CHR chart and continues to make inroads at AC.•  Seth gives the story behind the song on You Tube. Check it out HERE• Meet Me In Motion’s #1 fan right HERE. *  Seth has three songs that he has produced and co-wrote on the CHR with the new single from Newsoys, the debut single from Anthem Lights and Eye of the Hurricane from his band. NICE.•  Seth and Me In Motion are a part of the Bloom Indie Music Conference taking place in Seattle. Check it out at www.bloommusicconference.com

Sixteen Cities                         www.sixteencities.com•  “Sing Along” is still #8 on WAY FM•  Keep checking out prayyouthrough.com to read the new stories being posted. Here is a small sample:

I have been through so much in my life and I never talk to anyone. I keep my feelings bottled up inside. I always cry myself to sleep and fight with my mom and step-dad constantly.
 My dad left my sisters, brother and I, and after a few years, decided to come back. I can’t help but not trust him. I’m waiting for the day he gets up and leaves again. I want to trust him but I cant….

Read rest of the story HERE

Downhere                              www.downhere.com

•  The recording continues. The  plans for the photo shoot are coming together.

•  Follow the band’s updates from the studio on Twitter – www.twitter.com/downhere

•  The band is heading out on the Out and Aboot Tour with Rush of Fools. Check out the dates:

3/09     Pell City, AL

3/11     Thomasville, GA

3/18     Bellville, GA

3/19     North Charleston, SC

4/01     Lynchburgh, VA

4/02     Wilmington, OH

4/07     Henning, TN

4/08     Knoxville, TN

4/09     Charlotte, NC

4/15     Trenton, MO

4/16     Palos Park, IL

4/27     Madison, WI

4/29     Greenville, IL

4/30     Gallant, AL

5/01     Louisville, KY

5/06     Hardyston, NJ

5/07     Quakerstown, PA

Music listened to while writing this –just signed up for RDIO and been listening to it the new Adele project “21”

About The Author: Steve Ford

Steve Ford started as an engineer at LA's famed Mama Jo's studio before crossing over to the dark side: marketing. After a stint in artist development and A&R at Sparrow working with Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Out of the Gray, Ford moved onto Star Song and later Myrrh, marketing records by Newsboys, Fernando Ortega, and Amy Grant. He served as general manager at inpop records, signing Superchic(k) and Shane & Shane; he started INO's rock imprint SRE, where he worked with Skillet, Flyleaf, Disciple, and Decypher Down. At Centricity, Ford oversees all aspects of sales and marketing, including radio, packaging, and hair product endorsements. Ford lists racquetball and "books" as his hobbies, which occupy what free time isn't spent discovering obscuro new music.

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