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LEGAL BRIEF: Are We Protecting Our Children in the Industry by Angela D. Green, Esq.

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DISTRIBUTION: Distributing Your Music in the 21st Century by Roderick Jemison

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VOCAL HEALTH: Back To School Ailment by Mark A. Williams, M.D., PhD.

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VOICE TIP: Is Your Child Ready For Voice Lessons? by Dileesa Hunter

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DEVELOPMENT: Are You Stage Ready? by Tina A. Fears

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FINANCES: Why Disaster Planning is Important by Nicole B. Simpson, CFP

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IMAGING: Creating Business Opportunities With Your Talents by Adrian Anderson

On the Cover: VaShawn Mitchell

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE What’s Your Story and How Can it Help Others? verybody has a story to tell. A story that will help someone else’s life be better. A story that will cause someone to pause, reflect and re-evaluate their life. It’s a story t hat expos es your scar s f r om wounds that have since healed. That’s the kind of story AIRPLAY 360 expert columnist and certified financial planner Nicole B. Simpson shares with you this month. Nicole is a survivor of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. She was at work that day on the 44th floor of the South Tower. No one can tell her story like she can but as you read her story, please take to heart the lessons she learned and the plans she implemented soon after. Read about how this experience changed her life and how it can help you. Do you have a story to tell that might impact others lives? What did you learn and how has it helped you to achieve your goals? How has your life changed for the better? Share it with someone else. Your story might be the glimmer of hope they’ve been waiting for. Musically Yours,

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PUBLISHER Ace Alexander EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Louise M. Moore ASSISTANT TO PUBLISHER Alicia Baiden Nicole Doldron EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Michelle Slater EXPERT COLUMNISTS Adrian Anderson Linda Berthier Tina A. Fears Kathy Grant Angela D. Green, Esq. Dileesa Hunter Roderick Jemison Nicole B. Simpson, CFP Chris Squire Mark A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D. LOGO DESIGN Aziz Peregrino-Brimah ADVERTISING LTL Entertainment LLC AIRPLAY 360 Online Magazine published monthly www.airplay360.com

Ace Alexander Publisher/Founder

Ace Alexander is an award winning radio personality and national music programmer for Sheridan Gospel Network. He founded AIRPLAY 360 in June 2008 as a complement to his seminar “How to Get Your Music Played on Radio” which was featured at Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Industry Retreats, Gospel Announcer Guild events and other conferences.

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Copyright © 2008-2010 Airplay 360 Online Magazine, Airplay 360 Media & Entertainment / The Ace Alexander Company INTL Reproduction, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited. Readers are free to forward this web magazine to friends and colleagues. DISCLAIMER: The articles and resources in AIRPLAY 360 are not intended to be a substitute for professional consultations. While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in this web magazine, neither the author nor the publisher assumes any responsibility for errors, omissions or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein.

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Legal Brief Are We Protecting Our Children in the Industry? BY ANGELA D. GREEN, ESQ.

n the music business, there is a lot of emphasis placed on youthfulness. The younger you are when you start, the better. You will find this thinking in the entertainment business in general. However, there are a lot of issues that need to be considered before you place your child in the business. Especially if you plan for them to do more than just make music. No one under the age of 18 may legally enter into a contract. Therefore, you will find an entertainment company will require a “Parental Consent and Guarantee� agreement to be signed by the parents. The laws in most states allow a child to terminate a contract for specific performances early without liability. This agreement makes the parent liable to the company. The child labor laws in California are very extensive when it comes to the entertainment business. One such law states that if a contract with a minor is approved by the court, then it cannot be terminated early by the child. Another law states that 15% of a child’s earnings must be placed in a Coogan Account, not to be touched, until they turn 18 years old. No matter where the

child lives in the United States, if you plan for your child to work in Hollywood, the California child labor laws will apply. As a parent, you need to become familiar with California's laws as well as the music business in general. You do not want to enter into an agreement and then realize because of the mandatory 15% for the child, and all the other fees and percentages going out the door, that you and your child end up with very little during the time they are working the most in the industry. There is a non-profit child advocacy group called A Minor Consideration, Inc., founded by Paul Petersen who was a child star in Hollywood, that educates and advises parents about the entertainment business for free. To learn more about A Minor Consideration, Inc. go to www.minorcon.org. The articles and/or legal tips provided by Angela Green, Esq. are for informational purposes only, concerning general legal principles. You should consult your legal counsel for answers to specific legal questions. Angela Green is an entertainment attorney in Memphis, Tennessee and also part owner of Key II Entertainment which is an artist management company. She is also founder and CEO of music publishing and registration Service Positioned for Millions. www.positionmenow.com

TERMS EVERY ARTIST SHOULD KNOW Coogan Account A special bank account set up to save aside a minimum of 15% of a child's total earnings. 8

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DISTRIBUTION

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he days of distributors simply positioning product at retail are OVER! The economic downturn has had a significant affect on sales at most retail outlets, therefore retailers are being more selective when ordering product, not to mention the world of downloading and bootlegging hasn’t been a friend to the average retail outlet. The key to having a successful distribution experience lies in your marketing efforts. You can’t just put a CD out and hope that people will buy it. The way you as the artist purchase a CD is the same way the average music lover will make their CD purchase. They hear a song on the radio. They hear the choir singing it on Sunday morning. They see them in concert. They see them on the Internet. They see them on TV or word of mouth from a friend. All of these marketing components are very important to the success of a project. Without these marketing scenarios your project will be a warehouse centerpiece. With the busy lifestyle of most consumers, digital downloads has become a very convenient way of purchasing music. The only down side to this is that it gives the consumer the ability to only download the songs they like, thus lowering the number of total CD sales. For the consumer this is great; for the artist not so good, but I guess one song is better than no songs at all. This form of music purchasing on the other

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The key to having a successful distribution experience lies in your marketing efforts. You can’t just put a CD out and hope that people will buy it. hand should challenge the artist to put together a complete project. Again, marketing is also critical to the success of digital download sales. If you don’t remember anything else that I said in this article, remember this: If McDonald’s is still advertising the Big Mac after all these years then, you know you need to advertise your CD!

Roderick Jemison is marketing and distribution consultant to Central South Distribution and is also CEO of Nashville-based Jemison & Assoc.,Inc., an independent marketing and promotions company. Jemsion has worked with artists such as Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and BeBe and CeCe Winans. And, his experience with record labels include Benson, Sparrow, Word and Warner Bros.

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BY LOUISE M MOORE

ospel singer, songwriter and producer VaShawn Mitchell just released his third album “Triumphant” on August 10, posting an incredible first week. “Triumphant” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart, marking the highest debut of Mitchell’s career. Best known for his imprint on songs like “Only A Test,” “No Way” and “My Worship Is For Real,” Mitchell’s new CD features the single “Nobody Greater” that is sure to be another notable worship anthem. A Chicago native, Mitchell relocated to Atlanta three years ago to reevaluate his life. The result has been a big win for him. He released “Triumphant” as part of a new partnership with EMI Gospel and his own independent label Vman Entertainment. In an interview with Airplay 360, he discusses his new CD, his passion for gospel music and the direction of his ministry since moving to Atlanta.

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A360: How did you get started in gospel? VM: I’ve always been around gospel music and in Chicago we have alleys in the back of the church. And across the alley from my home was the church so whenever I would hear the organ playing, I just wanted to run over to the church. All my other friends were outside playing basketball and all that and I was at the church around the musicians. Around the age of 20, I began to minister music at one of the largest churches in the city, Bishop Larry Trotter’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church. I never thought this music God gave me would actually reach outside my local church but we ended up doing a few records and it was amazing to see the songs like “Only a Test” and “Trouble Don’t Last Always” that were birthed out of our church services and Thursday night rehearsals, to see them transcend and be sung at churches around the world.


A360: Now, you became assistant music director before you were 20. How old were you then? VM: I think I was about 14. I was the assistant to Lonnie Hunter at that time at Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. A360: I know that Lonnie Hunter was a spiritual mentor for you. Are there others who were also important mentors and influences for you? VM: Over the years God has connected me with some great people to look up to. Definitely Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence and recently Donald McClurkin has been a tremendous influence and blessing and speaking into my life as well. The list goes on, I could say Hezekiah Walker and Dr. Theresa Hairston. A lot of people think that I just showed up but I’ve been doing this for over 16 years and it’s amazing to see how when you work and work, God opens doors. It’s something to see different people I looked up to, accept me in this industry. It’s just amazing. A360: Ace Alexander commented on your unselfishness as far as introducing new artists during your CD release party here in Atlanta. Is introducing new artists something that you want to emphasize? VM: Yes. I think it’s a ministry God has given to me so that as he provides a platform for me, it’s for me to open that platform to other artists that have like spirits and that I believe in. I believe that God is opening doors and putting me in a place to where I can be a door for new artists and artists that would normally not be heard in that type of platform. I’m a vehicle for them. Not that I’m so big but because I have a heart for younger artists to learn all about their craft and to actually minister on a platform in front of audiences that otherwise may be hard for them to get in front of. A360: Do you think that comes from the fact that you started out so young yourself? VM: I did start out young but I remember somebody giving me a chance. Growing up in Chicago, one thing I learned from watching legends like Albertina Walker, Thomas Dorsey and Dr. Charles Hayes is that they always gave someone else a chance. A360: How often is it that you go to another church anywhere in the world and you hear somebody singing a song that you’ve written? VM: You know it’s all the time. I’ve been blessed with a great catalog of Sunday morning music. I know my lane. I know my path. I’m not one of

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“Triumphant” is Vashawn Mitchell’s third album and his highest debut ever at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart

those that want to sing music that you don’t know where it’s coming from or who it’s for. Most of time when I go to different churches and places, they may be singing my songs and don’t even know it’s mine. I love to hear different renditions of my music. A360: I know that you had been with Tyscot Records for a while and EMI introduced you as part of their roster in May. How did all of that come about? VM: In 2007, I moved to Atlanta and I was going through my turning 30 thing and was trying to reevaluate my life and what God had for me. I talked to Tyscot because we still have a great relationship and we renegotiated so I have a production company with them where I can actually produce records and they don’t necessarily have to be my own. In August 2009, I started my own label Vman Entertainment and recorded the entire project. While in the studio I met EMI President Ken Pennell and we talked and from there on we decided to do this partnership where I still have my own label but it’s partnered with EMI gospe,l and that relationship is going well so far. For more information on VaShawn Mitchell, go to www.vashawnmitchell.com or www.vashawnmitchell.emigospel.com.

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Vocal Health Dealing With Back to School Ailments

Is Your Child Ready for Voice Lessons?

BY MARK A WILLIAMS, MD, PhD

BY DILEESA HUNTER

t’s fall again and with that comes the stress of dealing with all the school issues for students, parents and educators. Without our conscious awareness of them, a variety of daily factors can have a harmful impact on the voice. School teachers, who have been out of the habit of speaking in a noisy environment or to large groups of students without amplification devices, may find themselves straining their voices and soon progressing to dreaded hoarseness. Not to mention, football season is among us and excited and enthusiastically engaged parents and fans find themselves shouting exuberantly in support of their favorite team. Ragweed is now prevalent in many parts of the country. Consequently, allergies may instantly creep up and start causing among its multiple other symptoms, frequent throat clearing, coughing and hoarseness. Students are returning to rigor of academic study and many are resorting to the caffeine rush to maintain alertness while studying for their allimportant exams. What suffers in each of these situations is the voice. If you find yourself having changes in your voice during this season (or any season), pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you—intervention is required. Attempts to “talk through” or “sing through” the hoarseness causes even more injury to the vocal cords and may result in irreparable damage. Seek the attention of a voice professional who can help identify some of these subtle factors that have a dramatic manifestation.

s a private instructor, I believe the voice is very individual. I do not believe training should begin under 5 years of age but as an instructor, I prefer 13 years of age and older. Here's why: • Between 5 and 10 years old, their voices are so immature and fragile. Even if we do get great sounds out of them, too much can cause undo tension and strain. That can lead to hoarseness, and eventually damage. All of this eventually leads to a teenager with a very airy voice. • The goal at this age is more rounded, and voice lessons mimic a specialized music appreciation class. I teach music theory, rhythm, movement, instruments (for the really young ones) and voice. Since I'm a heavy technique teacher, I always challenge the young student to have proper breathing and posture techniques, while teaching how to phrase a song. I believe these concepts are most important at this age. • When the child is young, be prepared to be patient and have clear outcome goals. Unless you are over 21, your voice will continue to 'grow into' the technique. In other words, it may take a full year for your child's voice to show progress; extremely natural. It's not that they aren't following directions, it's just that as voices grow and change, what they are capable of changes also. The goal at this age is to introduce the art of good singing. If you plan to be in it for the long haul starting early can be a very rewarding experience.

Mark A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D. is an otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat doctor) in Nashville, TN. He is the founder of the Voice Care Center of Nashville ( www.entson.net ) and holds a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.

Dileesa Hunter is an Atlanta-based vocal coach, singer and owner of American Singing Studio. www.americansingingstudio.com

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Are you

Stage Ready? BY TINA A. FEARS

Audience interaction is a great way to show confidence and great way to connect! Creating a place in your show for crowd participation is a sure way to get smiles and applause out of your your audience. Up and coming artists often use this technique as a way to teach their material to audiences that are not familiar with their music. By using the tag line "repeat after me" you give the audience clear instructions which encourages them to sing along. This technique is also used by some of the industry’s leading artists. Live performances are almost always filled with interactive moments. So during your next performance be sure to include some audience interaction segments. Before you know it, the audience members will be humming your melody. This is a great way to leave a lasting impression and an even greater way for you to show that you are, indeed, READY for the STAGE!

Tina A. Fears is the Founder/CEO of Stage Ready LLC. Stage Ready is a artist development firm that specializes in choreography, styling, casting and live production development. – www.stageready.net

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Why Disaster Planning is Important . . . My Personal Story BY NICOLE B. SIMPSON, CFP acing death almost always forces an individual to assess what is really important in life. My story is no different. Hello, my name is Nicole B. Simpson and I am a World Trade Center survivor. My life was totally fulfilled and I was achieving the American dream on September 10, 2001. But the next day changed everything for my family and me. I represent the typical family, a wife and mother of two children. We were a two income family living in a nice community attempting to increase our quality of life. Then, disaster hit us all. Scared and uncertain of what the future was going to hold, I faced many obstacles after these tragic events. Although our company had relocated to another location (Madison Square Garden), I could not fathom returning to New York. On the first day, there was a bomb scare at that location and although I was not there, I could not endure the pressure of another attack. I had already lost everything. Afterwards, as a certified financial planner, my attempt to rebuild a business in the uncertain economy left me financially vulnerable. Although I had accumulated savings, without a consistent income, my family endured serious financial hardship after one year. I had to face the pressure of moving on with no income and guilt because of my survival. To make matters worse, physically, I began to deal with uneven breathing, lack of sleep and constant nightmares. I went to a counselor but I couldn’t shake the feeling of guilt and anger. My life was fine. Why me, why me? I even thought about the fact that my family wouldn’t suffer financially had I not survived. Here I was planning for everyone else’s future but after one year, our family was in turmoil. Why am I sharing this with you? We cannot choose when our family will face unanticipated hardship; therefore, it becomes our responsibility to prepare for the inevitable in life. However, this is often unaddressed, and most families suffer so significantly that it can take

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decades to recover. One catastrophic illness, loss of income or unexpected death are all examples of what can make a relatively stable family topple under pressure. America has faced its most challenging decade financially–high unemployment, low income, significant natural disasters, death and illness. The responsibility we all bear is to ensure that we consider the inevitable if we really love our families. Creating a life plan ensures that you can at least consider what you would do should an emergency arise. As for my family, we are survivors! My husband and children understood my pain and erratic outbursts, and they adjusted to my new sleep schedule. They rallied behind me because they knew that a strong family bond could cure all hurt and pain. The road to recovery for me included sharing my story and educating people about the importance of disaster planning. Plus, family love and support gave me the strength to move forward. While we have survived as a family, I am mindful, nine years later, that true love will always make you consider the inevitable. What quality of life will your family have if you did not come home one day? Personally, I made it a priority to rebuild my family’s asset base, re-evaluate our insurance policies, confirm our disability plans, and increase our quality of life. You can do the same for the ones you love. Nicole B. Simpson is a certified financial planner, author, speaker, and disaster planning specialist. www.nicolebsimpson.com

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Tips for Creating

Business Opportunities With Your Talents BY ADRIAN ANDERSON

e have entered the third quarter of 2010 and it is such a blessing! Think of all the transitions and triumphs that have taken place due to you being open to thinking in a new way! I say it's commendable to wisely adapt and the flourish due to applying knowledge acquired. If this season still yields challenges then, it is time to make more than adjustments. You must do as the airlines and a plethora of other corporations are doing and merge! Now, this is different than partnering for a project or two. This is a long term committed merger for the survival and greater good of all concerned parties. What business owner or owners do you know that you could come to the table with and create a merger? Many businesses use iPods instead of hiring professional disc jockeys to bring the music to their crowd, so why partner with you? That is what you have to recognize and know exactly what you bring to the table. Keep the following in mind:

Adrian Anderson is a motivational speaker, beauty entrepreneur and member of the multi-award winning urban inspirational trio Trin-i-tee 5:7. Follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/adriansmile.

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1. There is nothing like live entertainment. 2. You must have PERSONALITY because that is what sets live entertainment apart. 3. You must extend yourself to offer at least one date to the future partner for a family event they may have. Listen! You have to provide incentives. 4. "REVISE YOUR SHOW" to include promotion of your partner company's business. 5. Extend a trial run with one event and review to see if this is still agreeable for you both. There are no hard fast rules in creativity it just has to be legal and honorable. Remember, you may merge with more than one company. Be open to three or four. Join groupon.com, buywithme.com and other collective buying power organizations. You’ll cut your overhead significantly and allow for enjoyable experiences to economically transpire. The Bible says to "Count Up The Cost" so make the honest assessment and move forward with excitement, commitment and peace of mind. I pray a successful journey to you all!


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Caribbean Artist Spotlight

STITCHIE

gifted lyrical genius graced the St. Lucian stages this weekend. Cleve "Stitchie" Laing is one with a superb and unique style combined with a powerful delivery that makes his music stand up to the harshest of critics. After hearing and seeing Stitchie perform on Aug. 29 in St. Lucia, one must confess that his amazing abilities only get better by the minute. Stitchie has transformed from one of dancehall’s most acclaimed icons into the love child of gospel. St. Lucians, young and old came out to the fundraising building project. The onlookers were amazed by Stichie’s stage presence as he entertained them with fast spitting lyrical creativity, dominant vocals and pulsating dancehall rhythms. Stitchie released his most recent album Serious Message, on July 20. The highly acclaimed singer is predicted to add to the numerous awards already held under his belt. This kingdom ambassador is also credited in the analogs of the history of Reggae Music in

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Germany as the first to bring dancehall music to the country. You can find his name inscribed on the pages of the Guinness Book of Records among the Who’s Who in Reggae Music. This trendsetter continues to set a blistering pace and has raised the bar in reggae/dancehall gospel music a thousand feet higher! His accomplishments have simultaneously reinforced dancehall music as a whole. Although not one to revel in awards and take any praise unto himself, his excellence continues to be recognized nationally and internationally by various awarding bodies. Among them are Jamaica Federation of Musicians (JFM), which awarded him the Best Gospel Artiste in 2001 and 2002; #1 Gospel Artiste in Jamaica and the Caribbean; Canadian Caribbean Gospel Award for Top Gospel Album in 2002; French International Caribbean Awards Top Gospel Artiste for 2003 and many others. For more information on Stitchie visit his website at www.kingstitchie.com. Contents of this article piece were contributed by AIRPLAY 360 International Columnist Linda ‘Chocolate’ Berthier.


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International Artist Development Program Launches in Ottawa

BY KATHY GRANT highly anticipated summer camp, CrED Boot Camp, launched its inaugural program at the prestigious and internationally recognized Ashbury College Aug. 16 - 21. CrED (Creative Entertainment Development) was designed to motivate and initiate true talent in young people. The founders, Kathy Grant of KGM Enterprises and Johnny Blanks of DMI Inc. New York, brought together a vision on capturing youthful minds and fully engaging them artistically. The program took each participant through the process of self-evaluation. On subsequent days, movement and vocal exercises were employed which augmented the confidence factor in each participant. Modeling, acting, dance and comedy were all explored at CrED. During the session, CrED played host to the chaperones and students of the Vivian Fowler Memorial College of Nigeria who were in Canada on tour. In one day, they had an opportunity to experience CrED’s development technique. This resulted in boosted confidence and overall improvement in their performance of “We Are the World”. Guest speakers and artists including Dr. Clifton Davis, urban holy hip hop artist Herb www.airplay360.com

Jackson and other artists were all on hand to share their experiences and motivate the audience. Other speakers included Mack Williams, movie producer of “Rich from Within”, Kevin Friday from BLF Insurance, and Nate from Blue Bear Sound Recording Studio. The program concluded with a graduation ceremony and performances by the participants. According to 9-year-old participant Nicholas Lussier, CrED is a “confidence building camp.” Nicholas’ mom says that “CrED created a loving and supportive atmosphere. I can still hear Clifton's voice as he caressed each performer with his caring remarks. His feedback was an extraordinary balance of esteem-boosting and skill-developing comments.” The electrifying performance of Herb Jackson with his hit single “Shake the Devil Off” and the duet performance by Clifton Davis and Kathy Grant of the James Ingram/ Patti Austin classic, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” were highlights of the evening. To find out more about CrED, visit them online at www.credbootcamp.com . Kathy Grant is a gospel artist, radio/ TV host, CEO of KGM Enterprises and founder of Canadian Gospel Music Conference. She is a radio host on Canada’s CHRI 99.1 FM.

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En Sound Music Awards, Conference Features Host of Talent from Independent Artists

Delroy Souden Pres./CEO En Sound

En Sound presented a successful awards show and conference in celebrating its ten year anniversary. Artists performing included Chozen, Still Trill Christians, Hoszia Hinds, Jack Yates, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Cy and many others. Awards recipients are listed below.

"Hope" - Delra Harris

BEST CARIBBEAN/REGGAE ALBUM "I Follow the Cross" - Jimmy Lalla

BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM "Hear My Prayer" - The Showers Family Singers

BEST CARIBBEAN/REGGAE SONG "Jump For Jesus" - Jimmy Lalla

BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL PERFORMANCE "So Glad He Saved Me" - Monica Lisa Stevenson

BEST CARIBBEAN/REGGAE ARTIST Hoszia Hinds

BEST CHRISTIAN JAZZ PERFORMACE "I Can Dream" - Chiquita Green

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Lisa McClendon

BEST URBAN GOSPEL SONG

BEST URBAN ARTIST, MALE Jor'Dan Armstrong BEST URBAN ARTIST, FEMALE Marjane FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Lisa McClendon MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Earnest Pugh BEST URBAN SOUL ALBUM "Reality' - Lisa McClendon BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM "In His Presence" - Cora Russell (Canada)

SONG OF THE YEAR "Rain On Us" - Earnest Pugh ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Reality" - Lisa McClendon BEST MUSIC VIDEO "Keep the Faith" - Delra Harris HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR Richie Righteous HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR "Who You Represent" - Richie Righteous HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR "R.I.C.H." - Richie Righteous

Congratulations to my friend and colleague Delroy Souden for his contribution to the industry and continued support of independent artists everywhere. - Ace Alexander, Founder Airplay 360


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