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Nashville’s mini version of SXSW was held this week at Belmont University and at various clubs and venues around town. The conference brought in some heavy hitters and some of the most forward thinkers in our industry to speak and debate on what’s next and what’s currently working in our industry. The Bright Light Ahead [...]

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As a music company, we put a lot of emphasis on Christian radio airplay. We feel like it’s still the best way to give our artist a platform to reach the masses. That being said, there’s a whole other side to Christian music than what’s popular in the church or on your local Christian radio [...]

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Thanks for all the twitter post and comments from my last blog. Based your responses, most of you can relate to these next three areas when it comes to discovering new music. Social media sites I think it’s safe to say social media is the #1 up and coming way people are finding about new [...]

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Hearing about new artist and their music is one of my greatest passions. People ask me all the time what I’ve been listening to and where I hear about new music. In return, I’m asking them the same question. I’m constantly trying to find music that will satisfy my hungry pallet, whether it be for [...]

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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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Standing Out in the Crowd

Posted February 18, 2010 by in A&R

Have a Memorable and Unique Band Name This will be the hardest, but most important decision you’ll ever make as a band. Your name is the first perception of who you are as an artist. People will pass judgement on you long before they hear a single note based on your name. It’s the one [...]

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When your job is to listen to music for a living, or even if you’re the occasional background listener, you’ll be sure to hear: some bad, a ton of average, some good, and occasionally, you’ll hear a song that really excites or inspires you. I’m so blessed, not only to be inspired by songs I [...]

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In order to celebrate the launch of a brand new year we have asked our staff to reflect on 2009 a little prior to tackling 2010. So we asked them to answer a few simple questions: 5 Favorite Songs of 2009 4 Favorite Albums of 2009 3 Favorite Movies of 2009 2 Favorite TV Shows [...]

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