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616-432-1071 Mary Dailey was born in Bakersfield, California and at the age of five, she asked God to let her sing like Diana Ross. Today, Mary has developed her own unique singing style and has released several successful gospel projects over the years – including the singles Lead Me Through, I Will Praise You, I'm Free From The Guilt Of The Past, I Will Stand, Believe and others. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mary's latest single is entitled, Lord It's Me. The video for Lord It's Me has already received nearly 2,500 YouTube views and the single is rapidly growing nationally and internationally. Mary is available for concerts and interviews. Mary can be contacted by phone at 616-432-1071 or by email at email@example.com.
252-633-5222 Beaming Bishop Curtis Brown is Pastor of Highways & Hedges Revival Center in New Bern, North Carolina – specializing in street ministry. God has blessed him and is using him as a gifted singer, songwriter and producer to help spread the Gospel to the nations. Bishop Brown's has released several projects in the past including Somebody Like You, The Lord Is Wonderful and others. His latest single is entitled, "Life Is Good." That song was written to encourage people to look on the bright side because things can always be worse. The song is enjoying notable downloads and air play. Bishop Brown is available for concerts and preaching engagements. Contact him at 252-633-5222 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3. ...I, [say your name],...
f you desire to become a mighty prayer warrior in the earthly army of God and a valiant soldier in the spiritual battle to help establish God's Kingdom on Earth – this message is for you. First of all, you need to know the different types of prayers and also when and how to use each type. Here is a partial list:
4. [From the list below, speak the action(s) you are taking. (The type of prayer is shown in the parenthesis following each action. To help build your faith, do some research and study some of the powerful Bible prayers prayed by Elijah, Jesus, Paul and other mighty prayer warriors).]
* Prayer of faith * Prayer of intercession * Prayer of intervention * Prayer of praise * Prayer of submission * Prayer of supplication * Prayer of thanksgiving * And there are others
Actions (listed in alphabetical order) * Adjure (faith) * Ask (supplication) * Beseech (supplication/intercession) * Bind (faith) * Bless (faith) * Call forth the full manifestation of (faith) * Cancel (faith) * Cast out (faith) * Come against (faith) * Command (faith) * Declare (faith) * Decree (faith) * Intercede on behalf of (intercession) * Loose (faith) * Pray that (faith) * Proclaim (faith) * Rebuke (faith) * Release (faith) * Say unto you [i.e., rise and walk, etc.] (faith) * And there are many others
For example, when you use a prayer of faith, you should talk to the target – not to God! A prayer of faith has at least six elements which you should include. They are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Name the target Establish your authority Name yourself as the channel of power Speak the action(s) you are taking Quote the Scripture(s) you are standing on Close the prayer
Here is an outline for a prayer of faith, using the six elements above, which you can customize and use to fight some of your battles: 1. [say the name of the target (whether it is a person (i.e., Joe Smith), a body part (i.e., heart or brain), a condition, circumstance, problem, Satan, etc.)],...
5. ...For it is written... [quote the Scripture(s) on which your prayer is based]. 6. I now call forth the full manifestation of this prayer and I decree it is done; and I thank the Most High God and give Him all of the praise and glory forever, in Jesus' name, amen.
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速 ...Multiple Stellar and DOVE速 Award-Winning Artist and Pastor
His Latest Release: "We Gon' Be Alright" A Powerful Declaration of Positivity in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic
ye Tribbett is a two-time GRAMMY速 Award winner and seven-time GRAMMY速 Award nominee. He has five #1 albums, two #1 singles and eight top 10 singles. In his career, he's had over 317 million global streams with over 1.3 million albums sold. On YouTube, he has eclipsed 45 million views. And he's rocked national TV performances such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He's the host of TBN's Gospel Worship Experience television series (2018 - present) and has previously hosted BET's Joyful Noise television series (2016-2017) and cohosted the GMA Dove Awards (2016).
during this pandemic! My prayer is that this song does the same for your house or wherever this song is heard as we hope in the promises of a God who has never failed." Tribbett is globally known for his range of delivering highenergy praise songs to intimate worship moments and from African rhythms to trap gospel beats. His inspirational delivery and ability to inspire through unforgettable anecdotes and stories are often spread virally online by fans and celebrities alike. In addition to his music career, Rev. Tribbett can be seen pastoring alongside his wife, Shante Tribbett, at their newly launched ministry, liVe Church, located in Orlando, FL., where they reside along with their two daughters. For more info, connect with him at www.tyetribbettworldwide.com and follow him on all major social media platforms.
Tye Tribbett's new song, "We Gon' Be Alright," is now topping the charts. Available on Motown Gospel, the record is a follow-up to his latest hit release, "Work It Out," off his critically acclaimed album, The Bloody Win. "We Gon' Be Alright" is an uplifting powerful declaration of positivity in light of the tragic pandemic that's still gripping the nation. "We Gon' Be Alright" is available now wherever music is sold. The lyric video for "We Gon' Be Alright" can be viewed on YouTube. Tye joyously says, "Every time I play the song in my house, my family rushes to dance together and celebrate, even
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spotlightgospel male vocalist Marvin Sapp's Highly-Anticipated New Album, Chosen Vessel, Available Now For Pre-Order erity Gospel music icon, Marvin Sapp, launches his upcoming new album, Chosen Vessel, with an album pre-order available now via digital music providers. Set for release on Friday, October 9th, the album features the lead single, "Thank You For It All" and brand new song, "Undefeated," both available immediately with pre-order. Chosen Vessel marks the twelfth album from the celebrated Gospel singer, songwriter and producer.
Marvin Sapp recorded his latest album live earlier this year at his new church, The Chosen Vessel Cathedral, located in Forth Worth, TX. On the soaring "Undefeated," the 11-time GRAMMY® Award nominated, 24-time Stellar Award winner proclaims God as the undefeated champion and Savior of the world, covering us wherever we are, lifting us in hope and strength. "Undefeated" follows on the elevating potent anthem, "Thank You For It All," which hit #1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales Chart. Marvin Sapp's Chosen Vessel is available for pre-order now. For more information on the music and ministry of Marvin Sapp, log on to www.MarvinSapp.com and also find and follow him on all popular social media outlets.
spotlightgospel female vocalist Koryn Hawthorne Releases Sophomore Album, I Am, Debuts New Single, "How Great," and Video illboard Music Award winner, NAACP Image Award winner and two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated Koryn Hawthorne has released her highly-anticipated album, I Am. Available on RCA Inspiration, the new album is the second full-length project from the dynamic, inspirational artist. In conjunction with the album release, Hawthorne has released a new single, "How Great," and a video featuring contemporary Christian artist and songwriter, Matt Maher.
"How Great" demonstrates how her journey has come full circle, referencing the hymn, "How Great Thou Art," which she performed on NBC's The Voice and received her first #1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart with five years ago. Hawthorne's single, "Speak To Me," was the #2 most added song at Urban AC radio in weeks prior. "The album is entitled I Am because my journey has come full circle. I am who God says I am. I am called to be everything that He has called me to be…" Hawthorne says. I Am is available on popular music platforms everywhere. For more information about Koryn Hawthorne, log on to www.KorynHawthorne.com and find her on all major social outlets, including Facebook.
Koryn Hawthorne October - December 2020
spotlightgospel quartet The Supreme Angels Pressing On With the Release of "Never Leave You Alone"
riginally known as the Paramounts, The Supreme Angels quartet was organized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its best-known lead singer, Howard "Slim" Hunt, was born to a sharecropping family in Walnut Grove, Mississippi, on December 13, 1934. As a teenager, Hunt first moved to New Orleans, where he took a job on a sightseeing boat called The Steamer President. Hunt then migrated north to Milwaukee in 1953, and in 1958 was singing with The Soul Seekers when The Supreme Angels recruited him as vocalist and guitarist. Through the years, The Supreme Angels has recorded for a variety of labels, including Nashboro Records, Hoyt Sullivan's HSE Records, Leonard Williams' Melendo imprint, Meltone, Grammercy, MCG Records and Malaco. The group has landed three albums on the Billboard chart and in 1997, they earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Traditional Gospel Soul Album. Hunt passed away in Goldsboro on February 25, 2007, at age 72. Today, The Supreme Angels are signed with Overboard Records (Darrell Jay Jones) and Ruff Boyz Music, LLC (Jontee Ruffin). Their latest release is entitled, Never Leave You Alone and it is distributed by Universal Music. Purchase and stream their music at popular digital platforms everywhere. Follow them on Facebook.
The Supreme Angels
spotlightgospel choir Chicago Mass Choir's 17th Album, My Soul Says Yes, is Now Available. Video Coming.
nternational gospel ambassadors, Chicago Mass Choir, has released their 17th album – a full-length project entitled, My Soul Says Yes. My Soul Says Yes is the choir's first full album in four years. Chicago Mass Choir has released six CD's and accompanying DVD's on the New Haven Records label and is known for such stellar hits as "Holy Ghost Power," "I Pray We'll Be Ready," "God Is My Everything," "Thank You Thank You Jesus" and most recently, "We Give You Praise." Their dynamic, unapologetically traditional gospel sound has garnered numerous Dove, GRAMMY® and Stellar Award nominations as well as Chicago Music Awards. In 2017, they earned a Stellar Award for Best Traditional Choir for We Give You Praise. Their latest project, My Soul Says Yes, is heralded by the electrifying radio single, "My Soul Says Yes / I Say Yes To My Lord," which features Felicia Welch as lead vocalist. Welch was also the soloist on Chicago Mass Choir's hit, "I Pray We'll All Be Ready," which has garnered well over 11 million views on YouTube. My Soul Says Yes is available through all streaming and download services as well as in brick and mortar and online stores. For more info, visit www.chicagomasschoir.com.
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Here are the winners of the
35th Annual Stellar Awards
Here is a list of the official winners of the 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards for 2019. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was broadcast virtually online and also on numerous television outlets. For photo recaps and more information, visit www.thestellarawards.com. RCA Inspiration (1) Artist Of The Year label) Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill & (26) Quartet Of The Year (artist, cd, label) (17) Traditional CD Of Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Phil Thornton; Long Live (artist, cd, label) The Year (artist, cd, label) Keith Wonderboy Johnson Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ I Made It Out; John P. Kee; (Live at Passion City RCA Inspiration & Josh Myles; Inspirational Entertainment One Church); Motown Gospel Project; Timeless Music (10) Contemporary (18) Urban/Inspirational (2) Song Of The Year Duo/Chorus Group Of Single or Performance Of (27) Recorded Music (writer, title, cd, label) The Year (artist, cd, label) The Year (artist, cd, label) Packaging Of The Year Deliver Me (This Is My The Walls Group, Friend in Deliver Me (This Is My Bless Somebody Else; Exodus); Donald Me, Wall2Wall Exodus); Donald Lawrence Derek Blanks; Kurt Carr Lawrence, William Stokes, Entertainment/My Block presents the Tri-City Gospel / RCA Inspiration Marshon Lewis, Robert Records Singers; RCA Inspiration Woolridge & Desmond (28) Praise And Worship (11) Traditional (19) Music Video Of The CD Of The Year Davis; RCA Inspiration Duo/Chorus Group Of Year (director, song, cd, Miracle Worker; JJ (3) Male Vocalist Of The The Year (artist, cd, label) artist, label) Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Love Theory; Matt DeLisi; Hairston; JamesTown Year (artist, cd, label) Kirk Franklin; Long Live Music / Entertainment One Singers; Bless Somebody Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ RCA Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ Else; Kurt Carr Gospel / Inspiration GOSPEL RADIO OF THE RCA Inspiration RCA Inspiration (20) Traditional Choir Of YEAR WINNERS (4) Albertina Walker (12) Contemporary Male The Year Female Vocalist Of The Vocalist Of The Year John P. Kee; I Made It Out; MAJOR MARKET OF THE Year (artist, cd, label) YEAR Entertainment One (artist, cd, label) Le'Andria Johnson; WPZE Praise 102.5, Kirk Franklin; Long Live (21) Contemporary Choir Atlanta, GA Goshen; RCA Inspiration Love; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ Of The Year RCA Inspiration (5) Group/Duo Of The Donald Lawrence presents LARGE MARKET OF THE Year (artist, cd, label) the Tri-City Singers; (13) Traditional Male YEAR The Walls Group, Friend in Goshen; RCA Inspiration WPZS Praise 100.9 FM, Vocalist Of The Year Me, Wall2Wall (artist, cd, label) (22) Instrumental CD Of Charlotte, NC Entertainment/My Block John P. Kee; I Made It Out; The Year Records Entertainment One Rise!; Ben Tankard; BEN- MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR (6) New Artist Of The Jamin' Universal Music (14) Contemporary WXHL 89.1, Wilmington, Year (artist, cd, label) Pastor Mike Jr.; Live Free; Female Vocalist Of The (23) Special Event CD Of DE Year (artist, cd, label) The Year (artist, cd, label) Black Smoke Worldwide Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Greenleaf: Season 3 SMALL MARKET OF THE (7) CD Of The Year (artist, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Music from The Original YEAR (Live at Passion City cd, label) TV Series); Various Artists; WJAY 98.3 FM & 1280 AM, Long Live Love; Kirk Church); Motown Gospel Lionsgate Entertainment Mullins, SC Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ (15) Traditional Female (24) Rap/Hip Hop Gospel RCA Inspiration INTERNET STATION OF Vocalist Of The Year CD Of The Year (8) Choir Of The Year Live Free; Pastor Mike Jr.; THE YEAR (artist, cd, label) U Gospel, Le'Andria Johnson; (artist, cd, label) Black Smoke Worldwide http://uGospel.com Donald Lawrence presents Goshen; RCA Inspiration (25) Youth Project Of The the Tri-City Singers; GOSPEL ANNOUNCER Goshen; RCA Inspiration (16) Contemporary CD Of Year (artist, cd, label) Gospel Kids; Gospel Kids OF THE YEAR The Year (artist, cd, label) Meta Washington, (9) Producer Of The Year Long Live Love; Kirk Present... Christian SiriusXM, Satellite Radio Franklin; Fo Yo Soul/ RCA/ Soldiers; Tyscot Record (producer, cd, artist, gospelusamagazine.com
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- October 2020 1. The Clark Sisters f/ Snoop Dogg / His Love 2. Aretha Franklin / Never Gonna Break My Faith 3. Kelontae Gavin / Hold Me Close 4. Dorothy Norwood f/ Dorinda Cole / Oh Jesus (Remix) 5. Meeka Battle / You Can Have Him 6. Earl Bynum / Safe In His Arms 7. Matthew K. Jenkins / You Reign 8. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III & Greater Grace Temple Mass Choir / Covered By The Blood 9. Kirk Franklin f/ Wyclef Jean / Love Theory (Remix) 10. Erica Campbell / Praying And Believing (Remix) 11. Shirley Caesar / Take Your Knee Off My Neck 12. Christopher Ervin & A.D. / Things Are Looking Better 13. Erica Campbell / Praying and Believing 14. Koryn Hawthorne / Speak To Me 15. Phillip K / Jesus Love 16. Sherwin Gardner / I will Survive 17. Robert Copeland / Jesus You're All I Need 18. Jemila Richardson / God Is A Waymaker 19. Barbrah Kelly / Live Again 20. Brent Jones / Fear and Faith Can't Live Together
- October 2020 1. Francine Ealey Murphy / Take It By Force 2. DK. DRU / Man From Galilee 3. Earl Bynum / Safe In His Arms 4. Keyondra Lockett / Trouble Won't Last 5. Kim Cash Tate / If I Didn't Have You 6. Kierra Sheard / It Keeps Happening 7. Tye Tribbett / We Gon' Be Alright 8. Jekalyn Carr / Changing Your Story 9. Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters / I'm Next 10. Todd Dulaney / Psalms 18 (Call On The Name) 11. Jimmy Hicks & Diana Hicks / Keep Running 12. PJ Morton / All In His Plan 13. Titus Showers / It's Gonna Be Alright 14. Marvin Sapp / Thank You For It All 15. Juan & Lisa Winans / It Belongs To Me 16. Jonathan McReynolds / Movin' On 17. Tasha Page-Lockhart / Why Not Me 18. Rudy Currence / I Belong Here 19. James Fortune / Nobody Like Jesus 20. Kirk Franklin / Strong God
Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - October 2020 1. Bishop Paul S. Morton / Keeping Me Alive 2. Richard Smallwood / Look Up And Live 3. L-Ma King / Holy Holy 4. Yolanda Adams / Still I Rise 5. Ray Manning Singers / There Is A Man 6. Donnie McClurkin / There Is A God 7. Tamela Mann / Through It All 8. Chudney Jemmerson / Now 9. Ami Rushes / Lifting Of The Hands 10. Rev. Charles Jenkins & FCC / Do It For Me 11. Michele Spencer Stevenson / Holy 12. Deitrick Haddon / Open Door Season 13. Luther Barnes / God's Grace 14. Kierra Sheard / Don't Judge Me 15. Vickie Winans / Alive Alive 16. Hezekiah Walker / I Feel The Spirit 17. Byron Cage / Good Anyhow 18. John P Kee / Made It Out 19. Jonathan Nelson / Believe 20. Voncile Belcher / Alright
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RAY MANNING SINGERS BROADCASTING NETWORK Your 24-Hour Gospel Music & Praise Station The Ray Manning Singers Broadcasting Network is reaching souls across the world! Hosted by The Manning Brothers, Ray & Raymond Manning – the popular Internet radio station plays the best in Gospel music & ministry 24 hours / 7 days. Listen to us on your Android or Apple phone or tablet by downloading the Ray Manning Singers Mobile app available at the Google Play and Apple App Store. Or, listen to us on your home or work computer around the world anytime at www.raymanningsingers.com. Advertising, ministry and music program slots are available. New music is accepted for airplay consideration. Call 816-352-6601, 816-514-1307 or write to Ray Manning Singers Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are currently celebrating over 42 years on the air at KPRT 1590-AM & 106.1-FM; 15 years on the Internet; and 47 years of ministry. Be sure to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Just search for RMS or Ray Manning Singers. October - December 2020
WQCN-FM 105.3 (The Choice) 141 East Belt Blvd Richmond, VA 23224 director: (804) 334-7222 office: (804) 638-3419 Min. Tiger Foote, Pres. Pastor Altony Foote, Sr., GM "All gospel / 24 hours" Live: www.choice1053.com and .org - October 2020 1. Pastor Altony Foote Sr. / Jesus Is All I Need 2. Kirk Franklin / Strong God 3. Koryn Hawthorne / Speak To Me 4. Jonathan McReynolds / Movin On' 5. The Group Fire / More Than Friends 6. Kierra Sheard / It Keeps Happening 7. Rudy Currence / I Belong Here 8. Deitrick Hadden / Gorilla Faith 9. Jekalyn Carr / Changing Your Story 10. Kelontae Gavin / Hold Me Close 11. Todd Dulaney / Psalms 18 12. Marvin Sapp / Thank You For It All 13. Tamika Patton / I Love To Praise 14. Tasha Page-Lockhart / Why Not Me 15. Tye Tribbett / We Gon' Be Alright 16. Keyondra Lockett / Trouble 17. Keyla Richardson / So Good 18. Yolanda DeBerry / You Are Great 19. Fre Jerkins & L. Pye / Patiently Praising 20. Gene Moore / Coming Home
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- September 2020 The Legendary Ingramettes / Until I Die The Gospel Incredibles / Roll Back The Curtains Darrell McFadden & The Disciples / He's Here The Swanee Quintet / Glad About It (Live) Pastor Austin Hill & Renewed / Bless My Soul Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers / Have A Little Talk With Jesus 7. Keith Wonderboy Johnson / Believe In Yourself 8. The True Believers / Turn It A Loose 9. Deyontay & Nu Direction / Been To The Water 10. The Gospel Hurricanes / God's Precious Love 11. Tribute To Rev. Eddie L. Hunter / Almost Home 12. Glorified / Step by Step 13. Eternal Light Singers / Nobody Can Do Me Like Jesus 14. The Echoaires / Everytime 15. Brian Mayes / I Need Somebody 16. The Alabama Sprituals / I Know It Was Jesus 17. Tim Woodson & Heirs Of Harmony / Take Me Through 18. New Walk / I Remember 19. Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires / I Call On Jesus 20. Levi Nation / Holyghost
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- October 2020 1. Pastor David Wright & NYFC / Look Where He Brought Me 2. Shonda English f/ L. Battles / While Traveling Through 3. Ernest J. Lee f/ J. Elise & J. Smith / Gonna Be Alright 4. Lecrae f/ YK Osiris / Set Me Free 5. Isabel Davis / Bless The Lord 6. Anthony Faulkner / You Are Amazing 7. Pastor Gerald Allen / The Lord Is My Help 8. Carnell Murrell / My Atmosphere 9. David Walker / You Can't Make Me Doubt Him 10. Ricky Dillard / Since He Came 11. Donald Lawrence f/ Lejuene Thompson / Rewritten 12. Jimmy Hicks / Keep Running 13. Juan & Lisa Winans / It Belongs To Me 14. Marshalee / By His Blood 15. Jhala Angelique / Kaleidoscope 16. Angelo & Veronica / The Same God 17. Kierra Sheard / Something Has To Break 19. Jonathan McReynolds / Moving On 20. Genetha Wright / Everything Will Be Alright
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- October 2020 1. Ricky Dillard f/ Tiff Joy / Release 2. James Fortune f/ Lisa Knowles-Smith / Nobody Like Jesus 3. Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters / I'm Next 4. Jonathan McReynolds / Movin' On 5. Marvin Sapp / Thank You For It All 6. Jekalyn Carr / Changing Your Story 7. Keyla Richardson / So Good 8. Todd Dulaney / Psalms 18 (I Will Call On The Name...) 9. Keyondra Lockett / Trouble Won't Last 10. PJ Morton f/ L. Johnson & Mary Mary / All In His Plan 11. Kierra Sheard / It Keeps Happening 12. Titus Showers f/ Jermaine Dolly / It's Gonna Be Alright 13. Group Fire / More Than Friends 14. Kirk Franklin / Strong God 15. Tye Tribbett / We Gon' Be Alright 16. Pastor Mike Jr. / I Got It 17. James Pinckney Jr. & TVOF / You Fight On 18. Donald Lawrence Presents / Jehovah Sabaoth 19. Jonathan Traylor / You Get The Glory 20. Jillian Baskerville / Alright
- October 2020 1. Mouthpi3e / I Got Questions 2. DIE-REK & DJ Sean P / Bless 3. Palace f/ Bizzle / Palace Tell'em 4. Germaine Martel / Focus 5. Thre f/ C.H.R.I.S. Jered Sanders & Dee Black / Your Eyes 6. Canon / Brother's Keeper 7. A.R.C.H.Angrl f/ K-Drama / Roll Out 8. BRM f/ Zeno Suave & TC / Out Of The Mud 9. Mission f/ Scottie Wop, Zay & Marc Stevens / Run It Back 10. Survivor Q f/ BryndonP / Say So (Going Up) 11. Sareem Poems & Newselph f/ Macklemore & Monielle / Lessons 12. Lecrae f/ YK Osiris / Set Me Free 13. Aaron Cole / World Series 14. Stephen The Levite / Strange Fruit 15. Kai f/ Heaven / Open Heaven 16. Sivion f/ Dre Murray, Sojourn & Ryann Darling / Better 17. Plain James f/ Jered Sanders / Changed Man 18. Eshon Burgundy / Sinful Remission 19. Verbal Kwest / Lean On Me 20. Atiba Halisi / Epiphanies // OG Says
500 watts / 24 hours - October 2020 1. Desmond Roberson & Bunch / A Charge 2. Rev. John Lee Hooker Jr. / Testify 3. Robert Copeland f/ Jemila Richardson / Jesus You're All I Need 4. Earnest Pugh / Thank You So Much 6. Christopher Ervin / Things Are Getting Better 7. Kay Morris / Abba Oh 8. James Jay Smith / Who Ya Working Fa 9. Cheryl Boggs / Some Trust 10. Aliya Hall / Be You 11. Deshara Renee / Show Love 12. San Franklin / Set My Feet 13. Morris Griffin & Friends / Mother Prayed 14. The New Christianaires / He Made A Way 15. A.J. Collier & The Believers / Lift The Savior 16. Fantasia / Looking For You 17. Marvin Sapp / I Thank You For It All 18. The Echoaires / Happy 19. Peter Cottontale / Feels Like Church 20. The Gospel Miracles / I Feel Like Pressing My Way
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ATTENTION RADIO PROGRAMMERS: This chart is Gospel USA Magazineâ€™s choice for the top 30 new Gospel songs from independent labels and artists from across the USA. We recommend you give these products some play. Only products which were critiqued by us and passed our high standards for quality are listed. (See the footnote below).
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"Hallelujah (Come Bless The Lord)" by September Penn (of Los Angeles, California) email@example.com
16. "No Weapons" by Deshara Renee (of Richmond, Virginia) (Better Vision Entertainment) 804-726-0066
2. "I Am Standing" by Paulette Wright f/ Michael Robertson & Wallace Grant II of Endurance (of Houston, Texas) 281-216-3528
17. "You Can Make It" by D. Morton And Gifted (of Clarksville, Tennessee) (Band Geek Music Group) 757-338-4462
3. "That's The God I Know" by Greg Harris (of Rancho Cucamonga, CA) (Sabbath Day Records) 501-343-8662
18. "Words To Live By (Remix)" by Vernon Little (of Bronx, New York) (Bentley Records) 347-276-4925
4. "Just Ask" by Doc McKenzie & The HiLites (of Lake City, SC) f/ Min. Leroy Pirtle (RuffBoyz Music Group) 937-979-7788
19. "Some Trust" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804
"My Soul Says Yes" by Chicago Mass Choir (of Chicago, Illinois) (New Haven Records) 773-925-6755
20. "Magnificent" by Mel Holder (of Jamaica, New York) f/ Rance Allen (Psalmist Music Group) 917-642-7677
6. "Lord It's Me" by Mary Dailey (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (Grantham World Media) 616-432-1071
21. "It's Well With My Soul" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139
7. "Show Love" by Deshara Renee (of Richmond, Virginia) (Better Vision Entertainment) 804-726-0066
22. "Thank You Lord For Mama" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528
8. "Don't Give Up (Remix)" by Danielle Sunny Bryant (of Vineland, New Jersey) (Sunny Bryant Music) 856-691-0834
23. "Get Excited" by Shelia Moore Piper (of Houston, Texas) (BDM / Ugroove Music) 281-808-1978
9. "Jesus Is Calling" by Darryl Henry (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rhema Records) 267-344-5996
24. "Lord Of Everything (Live)" by The Miami Mass Choir f/ Danette Inyang (of Miami, FL) (MoJo Records) firstname.lastname@example.org
10. "Believe In God" by His Devoted (of Chicago, Illinois) (Ensight Records) 312-735-7498
25. "Abba Oh" by Kay Morris (of Ontario, Canada) (Kay Morris Music) 416-844-7038 (Canada)
11. "Life Is Good" by Beaming Bishop Curtis Brown (of New Bern, North Carolina) (Grantham World Media) 252-633-5222
26. "Yes I Believe" by Joshua & One Accord (of Valdosta, Georgia) (independent) 229-474-8624
12. "Mama" by Miami's Blessed (of Miami, Florida) (Blessed Records) 305-302-9002
27. "Who Ya Working Fa" (Radio Mix) by James Jay Smith (of Riviera Beach, FL) (EndTyme Music Group) 770-895-1725
13. "Take Me Through" by Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony (of Lansing, MI) (Peacock Music Group) 616-953-0764
28. "Lord We Praise You" by The Ray Manning Singers (of Kansas City, Missouri) (Stair Rail Records) 816-255-2473
14. "Praise And Worship (Instrumental)" by Reggie Grantham (of Hampton, Virginia) (Grantham World Media) 757-751-3641
29. "Since I Met Jesus" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945
15. "Wake Up Everybody (Live)" by Samuel Dawson & The Gospel Soul Winners (of New Bern, NC) (Dawson Records) 910-934-1950
30. "Be You" by Aliya Hall (of Oakland, California) (Brightside Music Group) 972-834-5936
Procedure for critiquing products: A score of 1 to 10 points are awarded in each of 10 ratings categories, including sound quality, originality, talent, air play received, national charting elsewhere, marketing and even the design of the CD cover. The points are totaled and the 30 songs which receive the most points are listed numerically on the chart. To submit your song for chart consideration -- postal mail or email the song along with any supporting material to us. Subject line should be: Top 30 Chart Song Submission. Or you can call us at 305-234-8689 for more information.
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repeated commercial airplay without a major label's backing are slim to none. Much of commercial s ta t i o n ' s p l a y l i s ts a r e dictated from on high by the central corporate office.
othing can beat the instant widespread exposure that radio can offer, so it's no wonder artists are always asking, "How do I get played on the radio?" Getting your music played is still a daunting task, but with so many diversified outlets for music listening available today, artists have the ability to target a smaller, more realistically achievable niche market without having to spend big bucks on a large, corporate radio campaign.
But, if money is no object, hire a radio promoter. Radio promoters are experts who have developed relationships with DJs and have the ear of program directors across the country. Despite the high price tag (usually between $1,500$6,000 for 3-12 weeks), hiring a radio promoter still cannot guarantee you any kind of tangible results. Your chances of success are part talent, part endurance, part hype, and part luck. However, if your music is really good, you will have a better chance of getting sustained and meaningful airplay with the assistance of a well-connected radio promoter.
The term "radio" gets used in many different ways. Here is a list of all the different formats that get referenced as radio. Commercial Radio. These are the big powerful stations that line up on your AM/FM dial. Typically they are owned by large media groups and program their music playlists based off the Billboard charts. College/Non-profit Radio. Usually completely independent entities where DJ's create playlists with music they love. Community Radio. Similar to the college radio station, but with an extremely local flavor. Satellite Radio. Sirius and XM are two satellite radio providers of note. Internet Radio and Podcasts. Pandora (with an estimated 50 million users worldwide) is a standout in this bunch, but there are numerous other worthy contenders who broadcast completely online.
[This article is an excerpt from the booklet, "Getting Radio Airplay" released by CD Baby. CD Baby is the complete artist services company to help with any of your musical needs â€“ from digital and physical distribution, to in-store sales, to live-gig credit card sales, to web-hosting and site design, to download cards â€“ and more. For more information, visit www.members.cdbaby.com.]
So how do you get played on radio? To crack commercial radio, you'll need a radio promoter. Right off the bat, we should say that even with the help of a radio promoter, your chances of getting
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NOTE: Contact each venue or event promoter to confirm event status before making travel plans or purchasing tickets. October 3rd, 2020: The 6th Annual Tampa Bay Gospel Awards will be presented virtually from Tampa, Florida. Hosted by Sha Sha Muzik. For guest performers and more information, visit www.tampabaygospelawards.com. Jorad Holmes is CEO & Founder. October 2nd , 2020: The International Gospel Music Summit 2020 will be presented virtually from Seattle, Washington. A workshop and two panel sessions will be presented featuring numerous, nationally-known, gospel industry experts. Begins at: 9 am PST / 11 am CST / 12 pm EST / 5 pm UK / 6 pm EUR. For more information, visit www.back2backpr.com. October 22nd - 25th, 2020: The 2020 Spin Awards will be held in person at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta/Peachtree City, 2010 North Commerce Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The host is Tony Gee. Special appearances by Everett Drake, Greg O'Quin and others. The event honors those who spin the gospel. For the latest event status, updates, list of performers, tickets and more, visit www.thespinawards.com or call 323-250-0443. Minstrel Appointed is Executive Producer. October 30th, 2020: One Nation Under God and Synergy 1 Radio presents the Business Of Music Conference (Advancing Your Music Ministry). The event will be presented virtually from 6 pm - 8 pm ET. The moderator is Benita Bellamy Kelly and the panelists are Dr. Tranell Steward, Kenneth Smith, Andre L. Carter, Milton B. Allen and Rahru R. Arceneaux. Tickets are $5 - $15 at www.eventbrite.com. Visit www.onenationundergodconference.com.
Houston, TX 77017. Nominations, showcase and vendor opportunities are currently being available. For the latest event status and details, call Pastor Larry Davies, Founder, at 281-935-3573 or visit www.tgmea.org. April 1st, 2021: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 29. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD series and postal mailed to gospel industry personnel across the USA, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. May 22nd, 2021: Jay Williams presents The Gospel Hip Hop Awards in person in Atlanta, GA. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Gospel Hip Hop, Caribbean Gospel, Gospel Reggae, Spoken Word, Urban Gospel, Best Gospel DJ, Best Dance Crew and more. For the latest event status and more details, visit www.thegospelhiphopawards.com. August 5th - 7th, 2021: Woman Thou Art Loosed Homecoming â€“ The Grand Finale has been rescheduled to this date. If you have successfully registered for the 2020 event, your registration will be honored with a reserved spot in this 2021 gathering to be held in Atlanta, GA. Visit www.wtal.org. Bishop T.D. Jakes is Founder.
PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Ray Manning Singers Internet radio station has prime program slots available for churches, ministries, artists and businesses. Call Ray Manning at 816-352-6601 or 816-514-1307 for product submission information and be sure to listen 24/7 at www.raymanningsingers.com. PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Award nominated Internet radio station Godspel Vibez/GodspelPrayzMyx96 is requesting product from labels and artists for our 24/7 Gospel & Christian Jazz (and more) station. All genres! Send material to attn: Robert T. Graves, Jr., Programming Dept., PO Box 11313, Carson, CA 90749 or call (310) 400-2373. Listen 24/7 at streamlicensing.com and www.961krtg.net. GET TV EXPOSURE Got a new gospel video or song and want to find out about the many opportunities available for national and international exposure via streaming TV, Roku, PC, tablets and mobile phones? Then contact Milton Wallace at All Nations TV. Visit www.allnationstv.com or call 855-937-7247. Calendar and Classified ad rates: $50 for up to 40 words. Additional words are 20cents each. A word is 2-12 characters. To place your calendar of events or classified ad in the next issue, call 305-234-8689.
November 25th - 29th, 2020: The 12th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Awards will be held in person in Birmingham, AL. The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, AL 35244. For the latest event status, updates, itinerary, nominees, performers, registration and more â€“ visit www.therhythmof gospelawards.com. Dr. Mark Rogers is Founder.
The advertising deadline for our Jan. Mar. 2021 issue is Dec. 28th, 2020, if ad space is still available. The issue will be distributed nationally by direct giveaways at select popular events, by postal mail to all of our subscribers, to key gospel industry personnel across the USA (including radio programmers, TV & video show hosts, concert promoters, gospel award shows, conferences, record labels, artists and media) -- and internationally via our website. To advertise, call 305-234-8689.
February 18th-21st, 2021: The 23rd Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held in person at the Marriott South at Hobby Airport Hotel, 9100 Gulf Freeway, gospelusamagazine.com
TELEVISION BROADCASTING OPPORTUNITY Glory To God TV (seen over the air on Charter/ Spectrum cable channel 181 in Georgia and parts of Alabama, as well as 24-hours online streaming) has great opportunities for TV exposure for your church, music ministry or business. For details, visit www.glorytogodtv.com.
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website directory ARTISTS / groups, choirs & duos DOC MCKENZIE & THE HI-LITES www.docmckenzieandthehilites.com ENDURANCE www.musicbyendurance.com JAY CALDWELL & THE GOSPEL AMBASSADORS www.gospelambassadors.com JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE www.youthfulpraise.org LADY BEATRICE WARD & ANGELIC VOICES www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com LEE WILLIAMS and The Spiritual QC’s www.spiritualqcs.com THE SOUTHERN SONS of MEMPHIS www.southernsonsmemphis.com THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS www.blackberryrecords.com ARTISTS, soloists / female BILLUPS, ANGELA "MISSY"
PEOPLES, DOTTIE www.dottiepeoples.com WINANS, CECE www.cecewinans.com ARTISTS, soloists / male FRANKLIN, KIRK www.kirkfranklin.com GREENE, TRAVIS www.travisgreene.net HAMMOND, FRED www.realfredhammond.com HOLDER, MEL www.melholder.com JONES, CANTON www.cantonjones.net SAPP, MARVIN www.marvinsapp.com TANKARD, BEN www.bentankard.org
CAESAR, SHIRLEY www.shirleycaesar.com CARR, JEKALYN www.myjekalyncarr.net COBBS-LEONARD, TASHA www.tashacobbs.org GRANDBERRY, SYLVIA www.sylviagrandberry.com
CALENDARS OF EVENTS GOSPELEVENTSONLINE.COM www.gospeleventsonline.com GOSPEL ANNOUNCER GUILDS MISSOURI GAG - GMWA www.missourigag.org
Here’s where to reach your favorite Gospel music industry sources via the Internet. To advertise your web site here and stay in front of key decision makers and fans, call 305-234-8689. NATIONAL GAG - GMWA www.gmwanational.net NORTH CAROLINA GAG - GMWA www.ncgag.com TEXAS GAG - GMWA www.texasgag.com VIRGINIA GAG - GMWA www.gmwavirginia.org INTERNET WEB ADVERTISING BLACK GOSPEL PROMO www.blackgospelpromo.com
ORGANIZATIONS THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL AWARDS www.therhythmofgospelawards.com THE STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS www.thestellarawards.com THE TAMPA BAY GOSPEL AWARDS www.tampabaygospelawards.com THE TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS
www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com PUBLICATIONS GOSPEL INDUSTRY ROUNDUP www.gospelroundup.com GOSPEL USA MAGAZINE www.gospelusamagazine.com
RADIO STATIONS, Internet only California GodspelVibez/GodspelPrayzMyx96 (Compton/Carson)
www.961krtg.net Florida iGOSPEL MUSIC RADIO (Jacksonville) www.igospelmusic.com Georgia POWER OF PRAISE RADIO (Atlanta) www.powerofpraiseradio.net PRAYZEFEST GOSPEL NETWORK (Atlanta) www.thepgnetwork.org LAST DAYS RADIO (Riverdale) www.lastdaysradio.com Illinois SYNERGY 1 RADIO (Chicago) www.live365.com/stations/synergy1r adio?site=pro Louisiana KGRR RADIO (New Orleans) www.kgrrradio.com Missouri RAY MANNING SINGERS Broadcasting Network (KC) www.raymanningsingers.com North Carolina REJOICE AMERICA RADIO (Greenville) www.rejoiceamericaradio.org
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"You Are An Overcomer" by Dr. Carl Bentley, pastor of 26 years. This Charismatic guide to Christian spiritual disciplines (274 pages) covers topics such as healing, how shouting causes Satan to loose your circumstances, musical ministry to the Lord, warfare by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, engrafting God's Word into your heart, winning the war of the flesh by fasting, and tongues as an indicator of Holy Spirit infilling. A model prayer and a bibliography for worship and spiritual warfare is provided. A good resource for growing Christians and also for pastors. ISBN: 978 0 88144 258 8. www.carlbentleyministries.org.
"Can I Trust You?" by Bishop Huden S. Roberts. It has been said that the richest place on earth is the cemetery. This statement is true because most of us never really reach our true potential in life. This book speaks very clearly about how you ought to make the time to study and develop your God-given gifts and talents – then share them with the world. Most of our time is spent wondering if we can trust God, but in this God-mandated book, God asks you... "Can I trust YOU? Read this book and begin to discover true life – the God kind of life. Available at Amazon.com (search for Bishop Huden Roberts). For interviews and bookings, write to email@example.com.
askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions Dear Dr. Carl:
What has happened to our Black families? How can we regain what we have lost over the years? Signed, Disenchanted
"Deliver Us From Evil" by Deryl S. Lampkin. At the root of hurting relationships are misinformation, misunderstandings and mistrust. Deliver Us From Evil reveals life-changing principles to fix your relationships with your spouse, God and others. The lust of honey and the love of money has destroyed countless relationships because men want to get laid and women want to get paid. These powerful truths can refresh your relationships and bring you joy. A must-have resource guide for conquering evil. Publication date: 11/4/14. ISBN/EAN13: 1942325010 / 9781942325017. 154 pages. To order, visit www.deryllampkin.com. Interviews: firstname.lastname@example.org. "The Mystery Of The Final Resurrection" by Robert L. Tatum, Jr.. If you have ever wondered about the END of DAYS, this book is a mustread! Writing this book has been one of the most challenging stages of my Christian walk. This book is going to change lives and challenge God's people to go deeper in the Word, and others who do not believe to be challenged by what they believe. If you are confused, afraid, or dismayed by the book of Revelation, you must read this book! The antichrist, the false prophet, the beast, the woman, 666 – all are revealed in this mystery. For pre-orders, interviews and more information, contact 903-422-9382 or send email to email@example.com.
Masheba Webb is a phenomenal artist. Her vocal styling will take you on a journey through jazz, soul, Dear Disenchanted: I am not exactly sure why gospel and take you in to pure you are disenchanted because I am not sure what worship. Her vast experience you are comparing the Black famly to. The Black working with many well known family has existed in a variety of structures over the years. There artists, touring, and have been nuclear families, blended families, extended families, performing in many venues single parent families, etc.. Structurewise, I don't find that families nationally has developed her have changed with regard to composition. I suspect, however, that into such an amazing you are concerned about the apparent loss of values that all family professional that she has become an artist in demand. She is units used to have, and this loss is indeed, a reason to be currently living life in the sunshine but she has seen a few cloudy disenchanted. Over the years, the mores of society seem to have days. Masheba has come through addiction, domestic concerns deteriorated with the advent of humanistic approaches to life. This and a life threatening physical assault. But God! And not only can deterioration is transmitted via movies, music, social media, peers, she testify and sing your soul happy but she can also feed your soul. and parents whose parenting skills are inadequate. As far as what we Masheba owns a catering company called Just For Us Catering. can do to regain the loss of values, let's first turn to II Chronicles 7:14, She is truly a willing vessel and a gifted soul. "Now God so loved us which tells us that if we humble ourselves and pray, turn from that He gave his life for us that whomsoever believe shall have wickedness and seek God's face, our sins will be forgiven, and the everlasting life" is not only Biblical but it is also the lyrics to land will be healed. It begins with one person at a time, then one Masheba's new song, "Just For Us". This tune is a hit and you can family at a time, then one church at a time, then one community at a enjoy it by downloading it from all digital outlets. Book Masheba time. Folks who are serious about making a change must allow themselves to obey God's Word, receive the Holy Ghost and be led by today. She is available for concerts, conferences, touring and more. God's Spirit – for it is the Spirit who guides us into all truth. We might Email her management, April Berry, at firstname.lastname@example.org not see an immediate relief, but if we "go back to God," as Professor or call 248-277-1688. You may also contact Masheba on instagram Thomas Dorsey sang, we WILL see better conditions. – Dr. Carl and facebook at Masheba the artist and youtube at Masheba Webb For more details and resources from Dr. Carl, visit www.carlbentleyministries.org. Music. This amazing young woman is an independent artist that Email your Bible or spiritual questions to email@example.com. you definitely need to pay attention to. gospelusamagazine.com October - December 2020 21
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What Is An ISRC Code – And Why Do You Need It?
n International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a 12digit alphanumeric code that can be permanently encoded into a sound recording or music video as its digital fingerprint. An ISRC enables your product to be automatically identified when it is played on the air or streamed anywhere. ISRCs are used globally by download sites and collecting societies for music tracking, royalty payments, rights administration and more. An ISRC is REQUIRED by most digital distribution outlets and download sites, such as Amazon, in order to sell your content online.
clients or customers. ISRC Managers, such as CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and others, can provide individual ISRCs to independent artists or to those who do not wish to manage their own ISRC assignment. ISRCs are issued as a part of the business arrangement between the company and an artist. Regardless of how your ISRCs are obtained, you will be able to use them for the life of the recording. There is no distinction between ISRCs issued by ISRC Managers and those issued using your own Registrant Code. Remember... ISRC codes are to the digital world what the UPC code is to the retail world or the ISBN number is to a book. To become a registrant or manager, visit www.usisrc.org.
How can you obtain an ISRC code? Two ways: First, recording rights owners based in the United States can apply for a Registrant Code through the U.S. ISRC Agency. This Registrant Code will allow that label, company or independent artist to assign ISRCs for all of its past, current and upcoming recordings. There is a one-time $95 application fee for the Code. The Code is yours for life, and it will allow you to assign up to 100,000 ISRCs each year. You can apply for a Registrant Code at www.usisrc.org. Second, the U.S. ISRC Agency has allocated Registrant Codes for ISRC Managers, which they can use to assign ISRCs on behalf of
2 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Paid All the Performance Royalties You're Owed
ances, TV and radio stations that transmit music to viewers and listeners – and even churches, choirs, praise teams and soloists who sing your music. You can affiliate yourself as a songwriter with an organization like ASCAP or BMI, or let a service like CD Baby Pro handle it for you the next time you distribute an album or single through them. Remember: No P.R.O. affiliation, no performance royalties!
Whenever music you've written is played on the radio, streamed online, used in the soundtrack to a TV show/film/game, or performed in a live venue – you are owed a royalty for that "performance." But independent artists often don't get paid all the performance royalties they could be collecting, and there are two common reasons for this sad fact.
#1 – No P.R.O. affiliation. What's a P.R.O.? According to Wikipedia: "a Performance Rights Organization (P.R.O.) is an organization that provides intermediary functions – particularly royalty collection – between copyright holders and parties who wish to use copyrighted works publicly…"
#2– Not listing your actual songs with your P.R.O.. Performing Rights Organizations aren't psychic, and they certainly don't have the time to keep theirs eyes on every career move you make. Whenever you write, record, and release a new song or album, you actually have to go back into your P.R.O. account and tell them about this new material! Otherwise, they have no idea what songs they should be collecting performance royalties for in the first place. If you want to get paid performance royalties for your songs, you've got to register them with your P.R.O..
Hmmm. So a P.R.O. collects royalties FOR the songwriter FROM some "parties?" Who are those parties? Well, they include restaurants and stores that play music for customers, websites that stream music online, night clubs and venues that host live perform-
For more info about music publishing, performance royalties, mechanical royalties, and more – subscribe to the DIY Musician Blog or newsletter at www.diy musician.cdbaby.com or log on to www.members .cdbaby.com. [Edited excerpt from Chris Robley article].
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