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Centricity Update 4/14

Posted April 14, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Greetings from Centricity.

It is a wonderful spring day, sorta hard to focus when outside is beckoning so. But alas, inside is where I will stay so I can tell you of all ths happenings in the world of Centricity.

This is the fun time in the process of marketing records. Records are in the mix stages, we are hearing music, photo shoots are done and the covers are in process, radio singles are decided and the release dates are scheduled (we will get to that later) and music videos are in the beginning stages.

I know I love playing the music for people and seeing the reaction. It can be exhilarating or deflating, depending on the reaction. So over the next few weeks we will be bringing you new music from Downhere, Aaron Shust and Jason Gray. Keep an ear out.

On to the latest updates…

Radio Update:

It is a balancing act in the radio department fro they are in the midst of planning and prepping for the new singles, without losing focus of our current releases. That is a tough job.

We have three big releases coming down the pike. Here is our release schedule.

Downhere “Let Me Rediscover You” add date May 20

Aaron Shust “My Hope Is In You” add date June 10

Jason Gray “Remind Me of Who I Am” add date June 24

On to the rest of the radio news:

Chart Positions:

AC Mon:

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #17

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian – #30

AC Ind:

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – New & Active (#35)

CHR:

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #26

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cities

INSPO:

“I Am New” Jason Gray – #18

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cities – new & Active (#30)

Jason Gray                            www.jasongraymusic.com

• We release “Remind Me Of Who I Am,” the new single from Jason Gary, on 6/24. It will be available on iTunes and in Jason’s store on 6/28

•  “I Am New” is holding on in the Top 20 at AC and is testing really high right now. We received a late add on it as the Fish Nashville just added it.

•  We released a remix project for Jason called “Song Cycles: from work tapes to remixes” last week. It is a really interesting project that shows the journey of a song. HERE is Jason’s blog explaining the project.

•  Here is a really strong review of the project on jesusfreakhideout.com

•  “I Am New” is STILL #16 on KLOVE’s  Top Songs chart, this week

•  Jason finished up the Renaissance Tour with Mark Schultz. He is taking a breath right now to relax and enjoy some family time over the next few months.

•  Jason will be doing some one off dates over the next few months, if you have the chance go and see him. Here is his schedule:

4/22                 Virginia Beach, VA

4/24                 Las Vegas, NV

4/29                 Lakeville, MN

4/30                 Maplewood, MN

5/07-08            Bay City, MI

5/16                 Hebron, KY

5/21                 Latrobe, PA

6/02-04            Springhill, LA

6/23                 Mineral City, OH

6/24                 Springfield, OH

7/09                 Oshkosh, WI

7/09-11            Appelton, WI

7/20                 Lakeville, MN

8/20                 Wilmington, DE

8/26                 Pipestone, MN

8/27                 Marion, IL

9/04                 Peoria, IL

9/10                 Ocean Isle, NC

9/11                 Randleman, NC

•  Jason Gray, Downhere and Aaron Shust will be launching out on the Called To Love Tour at the end of Sept. Be watching here for dates as they come in

Andrew Peterson                  www.andrew-peterson.com

•  Andrew is back from gallivanting around Sweden. Glad to have him back working in the good ol US of A

•  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:

4/15                 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.

• “My Hope Is In You,” the debut single from Aaron’s upcoming release goes for adds at radio on June 10 and will be in his store and at iTunes on June 14

•  Album cover is almost complete. Hopefully will have a final cover by the next update

• Go see Aaron if you have a chance:

4/27                 West Plains, MO

4/28                 Archbold, OH

4/29                 Osage, IA

4/30                 Bismarck, ND

5/1                   Grand Island, NE

5/6                   Glendale Heights, IL

5/7                   Chillicothe, OH

5/21-23            Chillicothe, OH

6/4                   New Holland, PA

7/9                   Mount Bethel, PA

7/22                 Sewickley, PA

8/7                   Arnolds Park, IA

8/13                 Pell City, AL

8/20                 Philomath, OR

8/26                 Chicago, IL

Me In Motion                        www.meinmotion.com

•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is #26 on the CHR chart

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

•  Seth produced the new record and single from Peter Furler. The single is currently climbing the AC and CHR charts.

•  The band is heading over to Australia to be Peter’s band, and to perform, at a few festivals.

•  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

6/24                 Ionia, MN

7/01                 Topeka, KS

7/08                 Shafter, CA

7/14                 Wilmar, MN

7/16                 Seymour, IN

8/05-6              El Paso, TX

8/20                 Leitchfield, KY

Sixteen Cities                         www.sixteencities.com

• The single “Pray You Through” is climbing up the AC and Inspo chart

•  Prayyouthrough.com continues to grow with stories of prayer and God working. Like this one:

Almost 6 years ago, I found out I was going to be having a baby boy that was going to be born with a lot of problems. At that time, I didn’t have a relationship with God. I didn’t not believe, I just didn’t follow Him.  Luckily I had a sister that was very involved in her church and she had a growing relationship with God. She immediately put my family on the prayer chain. Soon, our entire small town knew about it and was praying for him. When my son was born, he was diagnosed with a chromosomal abnormality that is very very rare. They gave him 15 months to live. We were heartbroken. But this June, we will be celebrating his 6th birthday!!! He is an amazing little boy and I thank God everyday for blessing me with him.

Read more stories HERE

Downhere                              www.downhere.com

•  The single from Downhere goes for adds at radio in about 5 weeks. Can’t wait for this one is a big HIT. (shhhh. Don’t tell anyone but you can get a sneak preview of it HERE )

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

4/15                 Trenton, MO

4/16                 Palos Park, IL

4/17                 Worthington, MN

4/27                 Madison, WI

4/28                 Mequon, WI

4/29                 Greenville, IL

4/30                 Gallant, AL

5/01                 Louisville, KY

5/06                 Hardyston, NJ

5/07                 Quakerstown, PA

6/8-12              Dayton, TN

6/17                 Stone Mountain, GA

6/19                 Marietta, SC

6/24-25            Ocean Grove, NJ

6/27-7/2           Glorietta, NM

7/08                 Krager, Norway

7/09                 Halmstad, Sweden

8/20                 Menominee, MI

8/27                 Geneva, OH

9/16-17            McDounough, GA

• Downhere will be spending a couple of days touring their home country in May

5/13                 Jarvis, ON

5/14                 Kitchener, ON

5/15                 Toronto, ON

5/22                 Abbottsford, BC

•  Downhere will be heading out on The Called To Love Tour with their label mates Jason Gray and Aaron Shust starting the end of Sept.

Music listened to while writing this –Foo Fighters “Wasting Light” (Like a lot) and Brett Dennen  “Loverboy” (didn’t really like)

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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