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Centricity Update 5/19

Posted May 19, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Greetings from team Centricity!
It has been a couple of weeks since my last update due to a trip out to California for my daughters college graduation, a trip to Seattle and overall craziness of the week after being gone for 8 works days. So I am back, firmly planted behind my computer screen.
In the recording and marketing process the really fun time is when we get to play music for the first time. So now it the fun time. We are starting to go for adds at radio, having retail presentations and early CDs are going out to press.
We received the final master for Downhere this week. The singles for Aaron and Jason are in house.
On to the updates…
Radio Update:

You have to check out the new video series we are doing for radio. It is called CentricityU and the concept is John Mays has started a school to teach our artists about radio. I am telling you, John missed his true calling.

Episode 1 is right here - http://www.youtube.com/centricityU

You must watch this. You will not regret it.

We have three big single releases coming down the pike.

The schedule is as follows:

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: “The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian – New & Active # 37

AC Ind: “Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion –  New & Active # 39

CHR: “Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #11 (That’s right 1 away from top 10)

Next week we will giving you the breakout to all the stations


Downhere                              www.downhere.com
•  “Let Me Rediscover You, the debut single, goes for adds tomorrow, 5/20. As of today we have 17 stations saying they will add the single.
•  Check out the lyric video we put up for the single. Check it out HERE
•  Joe Buchanan from New Life Media in IL talks about Let Me Rediscover You -  “From the first moment I heard this song, I fell in love with it.  Well written.  Well produced with an incredible message.  I strongly believe this song will not only become a favorite among our listeners, but it will have a huge impact on their lives.”
•  The song will be live on iTunes and the Downhere store on Tuesday
•  We will be filming the video for their single mid June
•  The band is out on tour check ‘em out..
5/22                 Abbottsford, BC
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
8/06                 Decatur, IL
8/20                 Menominee, MI
8/27                 Geneva, OH
9/16-17            McDounough, GA
•  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. Dates are coming soon.
Aaron Shust              www.aaronshust.com

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

•  We shoot the video for “My Hope Is In You” early June so keep an eye out for that

• We have an approved cover! Yes. Check it out HERE.

• Go see Aaron if you have a chance:

5/21-23            Chillicothe, OH

6/4                   New Holland, PA

7/1                   New Holland, MI

7/9                   Mount Bethel, PA

7/22                 Sewickley, PA

8/06                 Adrian, MI

8/7                   Arnolds Park, IA

8/20                 Philomath, OR

8/21                 Puyallup, WA

8/26                 Chicago, IL

9/9-10              Charleston, IL

Jason Gray                            www.jasongraymusic.com

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

•  We will be filming the video for his single early June

• See how the Dead Sea Scrolls and the He-Man Woman Haters Club are connected in the latest blog from Jason. Check it out HERE.

•  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:

5/21                 Latrobe, PA

6/02-04            Springhill, LA

6/11                 Lakewood, CO

6/23                 Mineral City, OH

6/24                 Springfield, OH

7/09                 Oshkosh, WI

7/09-11            Appelton, WI

7/17                 Hampton. IA

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 just released the third installment of his Wingfeather Saga, titled The Monster In The Hallows. Check it out 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:

5/26                 Franklin, TN

6/18                 Atlanta, TN

7/8                   Oshkosh, WI

7/13                 Nashville, TN

7/24                 East Peoria, IL

8/10                 Seneca, MO

8/21                 Johnson City, TN

8/28                 Chulouta, FL

9/11                 Nashville, TN

9/15                 Glasgow, KY

9/16                 Louisville, KY

9/18                 Yukon, OK

Me In Motion                        www.meinmotion.com

•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is #11 on the CHR Chart
•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is currently #7  on WAY FM’s 20 Most Wanted
•  Seth currently has 4 songs he either wrote or produced in the CHR top 24 – Anthem Lights #5, Me In Motion #11, Peter Furler # 15 and Newsboys #23. Wow!
•  Make sure you go see Me In Motion if you have the chance. Here are their dates:
5/21                 Lexington, KY
5/27                 Olathe, KS
6/05                 Kerersville, NC
6/11                 Blaine, MN
6/23                 Mineral City, OH
6/24                 Ionia, MN
7/01                 Topeka, KS
7/08                 Shafter, CA
7/14                 Wilmar, MN
7/15                 Orland Park, IL
7/16                 Seymour, IN
8/05-6              El Paso, TX
8/13                 Muskegon, MI
8/20                 Leitchfield, KY
Sixteen Cities                         www.sixteencities.com
• See the band on tour:
6/03                 Fort Wayne, IN
6/05                 Demotte, IN
6/07                 Aurura, IL
6/10                 Coleridge, NE
6/24                 Bethany, MO
Music listened to while writing this –I had to introduce Marshall, my new marketing person, to some good music so we listened to Freelance Whales, The Decemberist, Jonsi and The Civil Wars.


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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