Centricity Blog

Centricity Update 4/1

Posted April 1, 2011 by in Marketing, Radio

Greetings from the house of Centricity.

On my iCal (the calendar on my Mac) all my business meetings are color coded green. This week looking at my calendar was saturated in green, sorta looks like a bulldozer got a hold of Kermit. Even amidst all that green I am incredibly grateful for the job I get to do. Working with people who are passionate about the Gospel and for people is challenging and energizing.

As I was in the middle of all that green a friend overflowed his love and grace on me. He had no idea how tired I was, but it refilled my tanks. So my encouragement to you is to overflow on someone this coming week

On to the latest updates…

Radio Update:

Right now is the time that is hard in the radio department. It is the time between. The time between the end of the last singles and the beginning new ones. We can’t play music for anyone but plans are being laid.

As the radio department is continuing to push the new singles form Sixteen Cities and Me In Motion they are preparing for the release of our upcoming singles  from Downhere, Aaron Shust and Jason Gray.

On to the rest of the radio news:

Chart Positions:

AC Mon:

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #19

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian – #30

AC Ind:

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #11

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – New & Active (#39)

CHR:

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #28

INSPO:

“I Am New” Jason Gray – #16

Jason Gray                            www.jasongraymusic.com

•  Jason’s new record is in the process of being recorded. A few of us went over the listen to some roughs. I know I can’t wait to let you guys hear this record. It is so good.

•  Jason does his photo shoot on Tues so he is currently doing push ups on the tour bus to tone and define. Sorta like this.  I am sure there are some videos coming from behind the scenes.

•  You MUST read Jason’s blog “Love Loses: Rob Bell, John Piper, and the Tone Of Public Conversation.” Read it here

•  “I Am New” continues to be in KLOVE’s  Top Songs chart, this week it is #16

•  Jason dropped by the studio at WBFJ.  Check it out his performance HERE

•  Jason’s site was featured in the magazine Web Designer. It was used as a good example of design on a web site. So proud!

• Here are the dates for the Renaissance Tour with Mark Schultz:

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

• Andrew is currently in Sweden performing for a couple of weeks. And he loves his Fika.

•  Read his blog “A-Viking We Will Go” HERE

•  Andrew has added a show with Music City Roots at the Loveless Barn. This show is in conjunction with Lightning 100. HERE is more info.

• Andrew on tour:

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

4/15           New Hope, MN

4/16           Baraboo, WI

4/20           Williamsburg, KY

4/28           Chattanooga, TN

4/30           Marion, IL

5/4             Knoxville, TN

5/15           Hudsonville, MI

Aaron Shust              www.aaronshust.com

•  The record is in the final stages with Ed Cash prior to going into mixing. Keep praying that all goes smooth.

•  Working on album cover, bio, EPK and marketing plan.

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

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 #28 on the CHR chart .

•  “Eye of the Hurricane” was added to WAY FM last week and is currently #20 on their top 20.

•  Seth gives the story behind the song on You Tube. Check it out HERE

•  There is a nice article in Cross Rhythms about Me In Motion. Check it out HERE

•  The band received a nice email from someone who heard “Eye Of The Hurricane” on the radio. Here is a snipet:

“I love this song also. I had been listening to it for awhile and then my wife was diagnosed with AML (an aggressive leukemia). This song has been a source of strength and truth as we walk through a serious rough spot in our lives. Praise God for these guys and their lyrics…”

•  The band has been out on the road visiting radio stations this week. It has been an exhausting yet fun time. Check out a few videos:

Under The Radar –

Air 1

Shine FM

•  Make sure you go see Me In Motion if you have the chance. Here are their dates:

4/15     Philadelphia, PA

4/22     Toowoomba, Australia

4/24     Toowoomba, Australia

5/1       Saginaw, MI

5/07     Bowling Green, KY

5/21     Lexington, KY

6/23     Mineral City,   OH

Sixteen Cities                         www.sixteencities.com

•  “Sing Along” is still on WAY FM.

• The single “Pray You Through” is building on both the AC and CHR chart

Downhere                              www.downhere.com

•  The photo shoot happened last week. Check out the behind the scenes videos HERE .

Make sure you check them both out. Who does Marc look like with a mustache?

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

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 –The Naked and the Famous “Passive Me, Aggressive You” and Andrew Peterson “The Far Country

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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