"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Reggie Grantham: Minister / Promoter / Motivational Speaker / Musician / Military Veteran and Special Assignment Reporter for Gospel USA Magazine
Grantham World Media
Presents the "Jesus Is Love" Tour 2022 – Coming Live to Select Cities Nationally and Internationally
Featured artists include: (1) The World Famous Soul Stirrers; (2) Mary Dailey; (3) Beaming Bishop Curtis Brown; (4) Lofiet Brown; (5) Corena Brown Deen; and others. (Not all artists will appear at every venue). For the latest itinerary schedule or for information on how to bring this tour or any of its individual artists to your city or country, call 757-949-6583 or send email correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest news, follow the Grantham World Media group page on Facebook.com or visit www.GospelEventsOnline.com.
In the latter part of 2021, The World Famous Soul Stirrers expanded the group to include three members of the Woodard Six. The new members are: Ethan Woodard, bass player; Devante Crawford, drummer; and William Woodard, back up vocalist. These three new members are extremely talented musicians and singers in their own right and will continue the legacy of The World Famous Soul Stirrers for the next several decades.
To celebrate Black History Month, The World Famous Soul Stirrers and their hit EP "Wonderful" were featured in a major television documentary, viewed by an estimated 43 million people. In addition, they have been in high demand with national internet radio shows and upcoming livestream radio interviews. You are invited to learn all about the upcoming tours, shows and activities of The World Famous Soul Stirrers by visiting them at www.3SVRecords.com.
Sylvester Smith, Sr. Founder/CEO of 3SV Records
To book The World Famous Soul Stirrers for your next event, contact: Reginald Grantham of Grantham World Media at: (757) 949-6583
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Who Are You In Christ?
By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher
* I am: The righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
sk most Christians, "who and/or what are you in Christ," and they will probably give you the generic answer of "a child of God." But, if you press them for additional attributes of themselves in Christ, most of them would probably not be able to give you many more, accurate, Biblical attributes of who and/or what they are in Christ.
* I am: Bought with a price, I am not my own, I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:20) * I am: The temple of the Holy Spirit... which lives in me. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
Following are 12 Biblical affirmations of attributes of who and or what we are in Christ Jesus. I STRONGLY urge each of you to memorize and learn to proclaim these and other affirmations regularly to yourself – and to others. Why? Because the day will come when you will have to stand before the Accuser of the brethren (the devil) and "confess" and "believe" your way into the Kingdom of God – or miss out! (Romans 10:9-10). Here are the 10 affirmations:
* I am: Saved... by grace, through faith... not of works... lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) * I am: Healed by the stripes of Jesus. (1 Peter 2:25, Isaiah 53:6) * I am: forgiven of my sins and redeemed through the Blood of Jesus. (Colossians 1:14) * I am: Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God's kingdom. (Colossians 1:13)
* I am: Saved and made righteous... because I have confessed Jesus as Lord and I believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10)
* I will: live and not die, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. (Psalm 118:17)
* I am: Forgiven of all my sins and cleansed of all unrighteousness... because I have confessed my sins to God and He is faithful to forgive. (1 John 1:9)
To find many more of the multitude of Biblical attributes of who and what we are in Christ Jesus and also find a variety of Biblical prayers which we can use to battle many of life's challenges – download or write for the FREE book entitled, Prayers, by visiting www.christianword.org.
* I am: Redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19) * I am: Sealed by the Holy Spirit of God, unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30) gospelusamagazine.com
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coverstory Now available! New Hit Single...
featuring Michelle Brooks-Thompson
he one universal lesson of this current pandemic is that none of us can go through life alone. We were not made to exist in a vacuum, separate from everyone. Families, friends, and communities, though sometimes challenging, provide a support mechanism that builds a strong foundation. This is no different from the creative world; as a matter of fact this is the new paradigm for sustained success as we enter the new normal. In a time where social distancing became the way of life, Mel Holder and Michelle Brooks-Thompson did not allow isolation to deter them from moving forward, and their roads converged to create the new hit single, "Phenomenal," released February 25, 2022. Mel's call and ministry as a pastor includes Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominations. His pre-pandemic schedule entailed over one hundred appearances a year. Although Mel did not contract Covid-19, the results of the pandemic were huge for him. He was just celebrating his latest album, Magnificent, which featured the late Rance Allen and finished number two on the year end Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart for 2019. The sudden termination of his aggressive travel schedule was out of his control, creating a high level of stress and fear, and he could not clearly envision his next moves. 2 Timothy 1:17 became a powerful reality: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." Having read the passage a thousand times before, it took on a new meaning and an intimate personal connection. "Fear family" members include stress, anxiety, tension and worry. Allowing these factors to govern one's mental and spiritual space will never offer positive results. On the other hand, "love family" members are patience, long-suffering, meekness and perseverance. It was from this playbook that Mel redirected his passion for ministry and music. He realized during social distancing that his unforeseen detour could spark a new innovative fire. He discovered his true strength was not simply in his musical gifts, but in his ability to be persistent, tenacious and intentional. As he traveled a new road, he encountered new scenery and new ideas that inspired change. One result was the song, "That's Grace," which he co-authored with Thurston O'Neal. This song captured the reality of the world crisis with personal witness of God's hand of protection. Tony McClendon, the lead singer on this track, lost a family member to COVID-19 while recording the song, which made it more personal and heartfelt. (Experience it on YouTube by searching "That's Grace Covid 19 Edition.") Living in NYC, right in the center of the pandemic, Mel witnessed firsthand all the ramifications that ushered the world into a new normal. This inspired him to author his latest book titled, "The New Normal," a handbook for navigating through the pandemic and the current world order.
Holland, Nathan Best, Glacia Robinson Tanesha Gary, Barbara Clark, Gary Anglin, Veronica Day, Nikki Barry, Tony McClendon, Eric Taylor and musicians and singers from Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Nigeria and Uganda. This production truly captured the spirit of Christmas as it aired on several networks in 2020. Michelle Brooks-Thompson's career was on an upward trajectory prior to the pandemic as she was a finalist on the NBC television show, The Voice (Season 3) and was the winner on the 2017 edition of "Amateur Night at the Apollo" in New York City. A native New Englander, Michelle is often invited to sing the national anthem and "God Bless America" at major sporting events for the NBA, NFL, MLS, NHL and MLB. In June 2021, she was the winner of the NCAA College Baseball World Series National Anthem singer competition. All of this came to a halt when Michelle and her entire family contracted Covid-19, and they spent a period of their lives fighting the symptoms and the negative effects. Miraculously, they all recovered, and through a connection of Michelle's manager, Carlton McConnell, the stage was set for her collaboration with Mel. In early 2021, Mel joined forces with SiriusXM radio personality Meta Washington to put together the television production, "Melodies Of Resurrection." This powerful production truly summarized the essence of the Easter season and more importantly it brought together Mel and Michelle. It started with the soulful version of "The Blood That Jesus Shed For Me." That set the groundwork for the next powerful song, "Phenomenal," which was released in February 2022. Michelle and Mel are planning multiple events to promote the release of this new single while they both look forward to upcoming album releases. Mel's new album, Phenomenal, is scheduled for release fall 2022. This project also features tracks with guest appearances by Keyla Richardson, Brooke Alford, JJ Sansaverino, Kelly Price and the debut of Mel's new artist, Craig Jermin.
Mel, now a resident of "Sheltering In Place," still felt the need to connect with his audiences despite the inability to travel physically. This gave birth to the idea of a virtual performance, and Mel teamed up with Paul The single, "Phenomenal," is now available at popular music outlets Anthony from the legendary R&B group Full Force. Together they worldwide. For radio service, booking and more information, visit galvanized relationships globally and created "Melodies of Christmas" www.melholder.com or call 833-635-4653 or send email correspondence that featured Gerald Alston, Full Force, Liz Black, Laconda Davies, Loris to email@example.com. gospelusamagazine.com April - June 2022 9
spotlightgospel male vocalist Multi-Award-Winning Pastor and Artist Marvin Sapp to Release New Single in June, "All In Your Hands" ishop Marvin Sapp is a multi-platinum selling artist who has enjoyed a decorated music career receiving 13 GRAMMY® Award nominations, 24 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, 4 Dove Awards, 8 BMI songwriter's awards for sales, 1 Black Music Honors Gospel Music Icon Award along with many other accolades and honors from national, regional and local institutions. In October 2020, Bishop Sapp's 12th album entitled Chosen Vessel was released with the number 1 single, "Thank You For It All." Also in 2020, he established Elev8 Entertainment & Media LLC. In June 2022, Marvin Sapp will be releasing a new single entitled, "All In Your Hands" from his upcoming CD, Substance. On Mother's Day weekend 2022, Marvin Sapp and Regina Belle will headline three back-to-back concerts dedicated to celebrating mothers. On May 6th in Detroit, they will be joined by Kelly Price, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin. On May 7th in Greensboro, their guests will be Kierra Sheard, Pastor Mike, The Canton Spirituals and JJ Harriston & Youthful Praise. On May 8th in Atlanta, they will be joined by Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell and Kelly Price. Tickets at Ticket-
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spotlightgospel female vocalist Multi-Award Winning Artist Erica Campbell drops new single, "Positive." Full album coming in September 2022.
rica Campbell has released two solo albums as well as seven albums with her sister as part of the dynamic duo "Mary Mary." Campbell has received numerous awards and accolades. Her debut solo album, Help, won a 2015 GRAMMY® Award for Best Gospel Album as well as eight Stellar Awards. Campbell is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell" that can be heard weekdays 6 am - 10 am EST in about 40 markets, while ministering internationally. Campbell is also the author of the book, "More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty," which is available now. She is married to GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and Pastor of California Worship Center, Warryn Campbell II. "Positive" is the lead single from Erica's upcoming third studio album, scheduled to be released on September 23rd, 2022. The beautiful and uplifting song was written by Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell and Juan Winans and produced by Warryn Campbell for My Block Inc. /SRG-ILS Group. The song is available for streaming and digital download now. Connect with Erica Campbell on all social media platforms, www.imericacampbell.com and 2RsEntandMediaPR.com.
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spotlightgospel quartet Coming in April: A New Single by Spencer Taylor, Jr. feat. Marvin L. Winans Called Everything Will Be Alright.
pencer Taylor, Jr. is the leader and spiritual 'godfather' of the Washington, DC-based Highway QC's. started in 1945 at Chicago's Highway Baptist Church (from whence comes the group's name), the original Highway QC's included talented teenagers Sam Cooke, Creadell Copeland, Marvin Jones, Charles Jones, Curtis Richardson and Lee Richardson. In 1951, Cooke left the group and joined another Chicago group called The Soul Stirrers. Cooke's replacement was Lou Rawls, himself a member of another local group, The Holy Wonders. Eventually, all of the other members of The Holy Wonders – including Spencer Taylor, Jr. – would join The Highway QC's as well. In 1955, The Highway QC's released their debut recording on the Vee-Jay label. The Highway QC's are now signed with RuffBoyz Music Group LLC, headed by CEO/songwriter/producer Jontee Ruffin. In 2020, the label and group released a dynamic single entitled, "He Picked Me Up" featuring Spencer Taylor, Jr.. The single is still available at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and other popular download and streaming platforms. On April 22nd, the label will release a hot new single entitled, "Everything Will Be Alright" by Spencer Taylor, Jr. & Only 4 Jesus United feat. Marvin L. Winans. For more information, search for RuffBoyz Music Group LLC on
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spotlightgospel choir Digital Deluxe Edition of Chicago Mass Choir's My Soul Says Yes, With Extras, Debuts On All Download Platforms
nternational gospel music ambassadors Chicago Mass Choir’s much-heralded release, My Soul Says Yes, debuted in deluxe digital format. The project was recently nominated in six categories in the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards – which helped earned them Best Gospel Entertainer of the Year honors at the 39th Annual Chicago Music Awards. In addition to the 11 tracks on the original version of the album, the expanded collection includes nine performance videos shot live during the recording of the album. Available on New Haven Records, The Deluxe Edition also includes a bonus “virtual choir” version of their hit single, “My Soul Says Yes / I Say Yes to My Lord,” featuring choir members performing the song from their homes during Covid-19. New Haven Records also recently released the second "hit" single from the original project titled "Excellent Is Your Name." Dennis Cole, Mighty Dominion Entertainment, states "Chicago Mass Choir’s “Excellent Is Your Name” success is the result of preparation, hard work and experience. Radio markets, networks and syndication from across the country are loving and adding this single to rotation weekly." The Deluxe Edition is available everywhere good gospel music is sold. For details, visit www.chicagomasschoir.com.
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How To Effectively Release A Single Promotion And Distribution Tips Excerpt from an article by Chris Robley
hat's the most exciting thing about putting out new music? Planning the album release party? Booking a tour? Shooting a music video? Capturing great band photos? Launching a PR campaign and lining up interviews? Sure, sure. That's where all the glory is. But there's some other stuff you need to do... paperwork, basically – that is equally important when it comes to building and sustaining a life in music. Here are 10 boring things you should absolutely do before you release new music: * Register your copyrights: You own the copyright to your music the minute it's set down in a fixed format (sheet music, scribbled on a napkin, recorded, etc.). It's important to REGISTER that copyright in order to fully protect yourself in the case of infringement. You can use the Library of Congress' online portal to simultaneously protect your compositions AND sound recordings with a single form. Visit my blog to find out how. * Affiliate with a PRO: Performing Rights Organizations (or PROs) such as ASCAP and BMI will help you collect performance royalties whenever your original songs are played on the radio, in venues, etc. Get affiliated as a songwriter, and then be sure to register all of your songs with that PRO. * Seek out a publishing administration deal: A publishing administrator such as CD Baby Pro can take care of your PRO affiliation for you; we register all your songs; PLUS we collect publishing royalties that PROs don't, such as mechanical royalties for international downloads and global streaming activity. More info is available at www.cdbaby.com. * Register with SoundExchange: If you're the owner of your own sound recording, the primary artist on the recording, or a member of the band, there are additional digital performance royalties you're owed whenever your music is played on internet/satellite radio. But since it's associated with the recording and not the song, these are not considered publishing royalties, so your PRO can't collect them. That's where SoundExchange comes in. They collect that money and distribute it to labels, artists, and players. Register with SoundExchange today. * Set up worldwide distribution: Your music is ready to be heard, so you've got to get it out into the world. With CD Baby distribution, your music will be available on all the popular digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon, YouTube, etc.) and your CDs will be made available to over 15k record stores worldwide. Get set up with global distribution through CD Baby.
* Create a comprehensive press page on your website: If you want people to review your album, play your songs on the radio, or book you for quality shows, you'll need to have a simple place where they can get all your info: a press page! It's basically an EPK (electronic press kit) that you host on your own website. * Upload your album to SoundCloud as a private playlist: Many bloggers, journalists, talent buyers, and DJs will ask for a SoundCloud link to hear your music, particularly if you're trying to line up premieres for your songs. Of course, you don't want your music to be available to the public until the release date. So upload your album to SoundCloud, set the playlist to private, and share the private link with those contacts. * Put your songs in a sync licensing catalog: One of the best ways to make new fans and earn money from your music is through sync licensing. This is where your songs are used in conjunction with moving images (thus "synchronization"). If your song gets synced, you'll be paid for the right to use your sound recording AND your composition. And, depending on the usage, you also stand to earn performance royalties. If you want your music to be used in film, TV, commercials, video games, corporate presentations, and more – you'll need to enter your songs into a reputable sync licensing catalog. For more info about CD Baby's sync licensing program, visit www.cdbaby.com. * Submit your music to Pandora: Pandora is one of the best music discovery tools out there, so you definitely want your songs to be available on the popular radio platform. But, your music needs to be available for purchase before you can submit it to Pandora. Visit Pandora for info on how to submit music. All finished? Nice. Now you can start booking that tour. [Editor's note: Be sure to include Gospel USA Magazine in your plans when you launch your PR campaign.]
[Chris Robley is the Editor of CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog. This article was written by Chris and published in a previous issue of the DIY Musician Newsletter. This article was edited to fit into this space. To read the entire article, visit www.diymusician.cdbaby.com and search for 'album release checklist'. You can also find an archive of additional, valuable music * License your cover songs: Got any cover songs on your album? If industry tips by searching in key categories such as releasing new so, you need to secure the proper licenses to sell those songs. CD music, music promotion, music rights and much more. (Photo credits: Baby's cover song licensing partners make it easy. (top) Cassandra Rudolph; (bottom) Chris Robley.] gospelusamagazine.com April - June 2022 13
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Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - April 2022 1. Ora Sylvester / More Like Him 2. Ray Manning Singers / There Is A Man 3. Joshua Rogers / Pour Your Oil 4. Marcus Jordan / Call On The Name Of The Lord 5. Heavenly L-Ma King / Holy 6. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / You Gotta Believe 7. Karima / Redeemer 8. Michele Stevenson / Holy 9. Tye Tribbett / Anyhow 10. Elevation Worship / Jireh 11. Bishop Paul Morton / I Believe 12. CeCe Winans / Believe For It 13. Todd Dulaney / Revelation 4 14. The Walls Group / Stand Still 15. Byron Cage / Broken But I'm Healed 16. Rene / Blessed Be The Rock 17. Various Artists / Gospel USA Magazine's Compilation CD, Volume 30 (Entire) 18. Sarah Perez / Anything Can Happen 19. Tamela Mann / He Did It For Me 20. Israel Houghton & New Breed / Hymn Of Breakthrough
Coming soon: www.rejoice247.net - April 2022 1. E. Dewey Smith / Your Presence Is A Gift 2. Isabel Davis / We Lift Our Worship 3. Maranda Curtis / Lazarus 4. CeCe Godbolt / Blessed Be The Name 5. JOKIA / Let Him In 6. Fred Hammond / Hallelujah 7. Gregory D and Company / Created 8. Kenny Robinson / Something Good 9. Dawkins & Dawkins / Come By Here 10. Martha Munizzi / Fight For Me 11. Branden Anderson / God Did It Again (Tell Somebody) 12. Robyn McGhee / Nobody 13. Nia Allen / I'm In Love 14. Joshua Rogers / Still Gon' Trust 15. Zacardi Cortez / You've Been Good To Me 16. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / Gotta Believe 17. Nero Foster / He Reigns 18. Howard Hewett feat. Wav3pop / To Thee I Pray 19. Marcus Jordan / I Will Bless Your Name
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"All gospel / 24 hours" Live: www.choice1053.com and .org - April 2022 1. The McDuffies / He's Working On Me 2. Karima / Redeemer 3. Earnest Pugh / Thank You So Much 4. Pastor Mike Jr. / Amazing 5. Joshua Rogers / Returning 6. G.I. / Heal The Land 7. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / Gotta Believe 8. Rudy Currence / No Greater Love 9. Dawkins & Dawkins / Come By Here 10. CeCe Winans / Believe For It 11. Rufus Johnson / Thank You 12. Tamela Mann / He Did It For Me 13. Travis Green / Hold On Me 14. Charles Jenkins / Never Knew Love 15. Fred Hammond / Hallelujah 16. Ricky Dillard / All Of My Help 17. Dante Bowe / Joyful 18. Lamont Sanders / He Kept Me 19. Todd Dulaney / Satisfied 20. Jekalyn Carr / My Portion
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(803) 730-6295 “Online Gospel Quartet Website” Web: www.glorylandgospel.com - March 2022 1. The McDuffies / Never Forget What He Done 2. James Spann & The Spann Brothers / Reunion 3. The Sonz Of God / Can't Make It Without You 4. The Gospel Miraclettes / God Did A Wonderful Thing 5. The Brown Boyz / Good To Me (Live) 6. Roy & Revelation / I Still Got Joy 7. The Mighty Gospel Warriors / I Know He Can (Live) 8. The Canton Spirituals / God Said It 9. Bobby Wilson & The Chosen Ones / Do You Know Jesus 10. Justin Mickens / I've Got Religion 11. The Dedicated Souls / Like The Lord 12. The Legendary Ingramettes / Until I Die 13. The Gospel Incredibles / Roll Back The Curtains 14. The Dowdy Boys / Footsteps 15. Souls Of Creation / Really Been Good 16. P.U.S.H. / Depending 17. The Gospel Legends / Get Right Church 18. Pastor Austin Hill & Renewed / Bless My Soul 19. Darrell McFadden & The Disciples / He's Here 20. D. Morton & Gifted / Already Here
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Listen live: www.wfskfm.org - April 2022 1. William Becton f/ Stef / Set Me On Fire 2. Jor'dan Armstrong / My God 3. Erica Campbell / Positive 4. The Walls Group / Stand Still 5. Jekalyn Carr / My Portion 6. Marvin Sapp / All In Your Hands 7. Lena Byrd Miles / Watch Me 8. Tamela Mann / He Did It For Me 9. Ritchea Hodge / I'll Say Yes 10. Shekinah Glory Ministry f/ Maurice Joshua / Reign Jesus 11. B. Chase Williams & ShaBach / Grace Of God 12. Chicago Mass Choir / Excellent Is Your Name 13. Shelby 5 f/ Lecrae / Boom 14. Travis Greene f/ Kirk Franklin & John P Kee / Hold Me 15. Pastor E. Dewey Smith / Your Presence Is A Gift 16. New Macedonia MBCMC f/ Betty Griffin Keller / So Much To Thank God For 17. Donnie McClurkin & Yolanda Adams / The Prayer 18. Kelontae Gavin / Great 19. Blair Whitlow / The Other Side 20. Strong Tower Church f/ Maurette Brown Clark / Wave
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showcasegospel artist American Gospel Songstress
ary Dailey has been singing for as early as she can remember. She sang at school, local talent shows and at church. She later accepted the call from God to preach the Word. She also holds the position of Minister of Music. She has graced the airwaves on numerous gospel radio stations nationally and even internationally. Based in Comstock Park, Michigan, Mary has released several successful gospel projects over the years – including "I Will Stand," "Lead Me Through," "I Will Praise You," "Give Him Praise," "I'm Free," "Believe" and many others. Her latest chart-climbing single is a powerful Praise & Worship anthem entitled, "Lord It's Me (Reprise)." "Lord It's Me (Reprise)" is available on Grantham World Media/Orchard Sony and it can be purchased, streamed and viewed on popular digital platforms worldwide, including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Youtube. Currently, the video for "Lord It's Me," has received over 25,800 views on Youtube. In 2021, Mary was featured on the cover of Gospel USA Magazine. Also, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Gospel Train Productions in Washington, NC and she was nominated for a 2021 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Award. For more information about the music and ministry of American Gospel Songstress Mary Dailey, find and follow her on Facebook. For radio service, interviews and booking, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-432-1071. You can also contact Reggie Grantham at Grantham World Media at 757-949-6583.
April - June 2022
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ATTENTION RADIO PROGRAMMERS: This chart is Gospel USA Magazine’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).
Darryl Luster, Gospel Music Director 500 watts / www.wzzaradio.com
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- April 2022 Debut ) 1. "Phenomenal" by Mel Holder (of Jam1. George Dean / Never Let Go Of Your Hand aica, NY) f/ Michelle Brooks-Thompson 2. Koryn Hawthorne / Sunday (Psalmist Music Group/Megawave) 833-635-4653 3. Nikea Marie / I Believe In Me 2. "Wonderful" by The World Famous 4. Karima / Redeemer Soul Stirrers (3SV Records) 5. Stephanie Summers / Mighty Strong God 910-352-4454 6. Derin Bello / Holy Spirit Come Debut ) 3. "We Made It (The Remix)" by FM2 and 7. Tamela Mann f/ The Fellas / Help Me Intentional f/ LaToiya Williams (of Los Ang8. Evvie McKinney / Do It Again eles, CA) (The JB Factory) 714-598-9849 9. Maryanne George / What A Beautiful Name 10. Milbert McKenzie / Never Let Go Of Your Hand Debut ) 4. "My All" by Jus Marcus (of Riviera Beach, Florida) (GodSeed Music Group) 11. Ermant Franklin / I've Got A Religion 404-729-0733 12. Pastor Mike Jr. / I Got It 5. "Hallelujah Anyhow" by The Canton 13. James Fortune / Never Let Me Down Spirituals (of Canton, MS) f/ Rev. Al Green 14. Bunny Jones / Another Day (visit www.facebook.com/CantonSpiritualsMS) 15. Anointed Friends / Be Alright 16. Shirley McNeil & SOF / You Can Count On Me 6. "Lord It's Me" by Mary Dailey (of 17. Chicago Mass Choir / Excellent Is Your Name Comstock Park, Michigan) (Grantham World Media) 616-432-1071 18. Kim Pearson / Wonderful Journey 19. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / I Gotta Believe Debut ) 7. "He's Alright (Radio Edit)" by The 20. Pastor F.H. Brown Sr. / Running Out Of Time Frierson Brothers (of Newark, New Jersey)
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18. "No Weapons" by Deshara Renee (of Richmond, Virginia) (Better Vision Entertainment) 804-726-0066 19. "All I Have Left Is Faith" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139 20. "Thank You Lord For What Didn't Happen" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, CA) (Prez Party Music) 323-309-7959 21. "Tumble" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804
(J.E.F. Records) 832-269-8707 8. "Just Ask" by Doc McKenzie & The HiLites (of Lake City, SC) f/ Min. Leroy Pirtle (RuffBoyz Music Group) 937-979-7788
23. "The Time Is Now" by Gift3d (of Winston-Salem, North Carolina) (#1 Records) 936-222-4006
251-222-9186 P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (908) 720-4312 or (732) 762-0317 Debut ) 10. "I Made It" by Alesia Loree (of - April 2022 Oakland, California) (AG Christian Music) 1. Vincent Bohanan / Oh Give Thanks 510-459-6615
17. "Praise And Worship (Instrumental)" by Reggie Grantham (of Hampton, Virginia) (Grantham World Media) 757-949-6583
22. "Be Alright" by Anointed Friends (of Paterson, New Jersey) (Independent) 973-703-0193
Heard on several radio outlets including iHeartRadio.com, Speaker.com, Spotify, Debut ) 9. "Go To Heaven" by Ora Sylvester (of WBJLRadio.com and others, plus a podcast. Mobile, Alabama) (Independent) For full broadcast schedule and info, contact:
2. Brian C. Hines f/ Kim Burrell / All Things Are Possible 3. Sam Dawson f/ J. Ruffin, Jr. / Wake Up Everbody 4. Fred Jerkins f/ Paul S. Morton / I Believe 5. Lady Peachena & The Late Show's Gospel Choir! / Jesus Lives In Me! 6. Byron Cage / You Are 7. Jonathan Ferguson / Draw Near 8. Pastor Tre / Fresh Fire 9. The Walls Group / Stand Still 10. Howard Hewett / To Thee I Pray 11. Brea Miles / Spicy 12. Angelo And Veronica / Cry For Soul 13. Thami Jay / My Present Help 14. Paul Bill, Jr. / Move 15. Jamika / Grateful 16. Doe / When I Pray 17. Re-Wyne / Don't Play 18. Chris Wesley & Undiginified Praise / Till It's Good 19. Team Elevation / Find My Way 20. Darius Twyman / Tell Me Where
World Famous Soul Stirrers
16. "In This House" by Lisa Bellamy (of North Haven, Connecticut) (Nspyre Music Group) 610-459-1216
24. "Thank You Lord For Mama" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528 25. "Mama" by Miami's Blessed (of Miami, Florida) (Blessed Records) 305-302-9002
11. "Let's Work" by Lofiet Brown f/ Eric Ignatius & DJ Slugo (of Chicago, Illinois) (Grantham World Media) 708-759-6063
26. "My Soul Says Yes" by Chicago Mass Choir (of Chicago, Illinois) (New Haven Records) 773-925-6755
12. "Trust In The Lord" by Danielle Sunny Bryant (of Vineland, New Jersey) (Sunny Bryant Music) 856-691-0834
27. "Take Me Through" by Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony (of Lansing, Michigan) (Peacock Music Group) 616-953-0764
13. "Perfect Love In An Imperfect Place" by Beaming Bishop Curtis Brown (of New Bern, NC) (Grantham World Media) 252-259-4165
28. "Lord Of Everything (Live)" by The Miami Mass Choir f/ Danette Inyang (of Miami, FL) (MoJo Records) email@example.com
14. "I Need You" by Terri McConnell (of Tulsa, Oklahoma) (Independent) 206-355-5943
29. "Since I Met Jesus" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945
15. "Wake Up Everybody)" by Sam Dawson (of New Bern, NC) feat. Johnny Ruffin, Jr. (Dawson Records) 910-934-1950
30. "Yes I Believe" by Joshua & One Accord (of Valdosta, Georgia) (independent) 229-474-8624
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.
April - June 2022
Save the date! Everyone is invited to attend Gospel Train Productions'
Lifetime Achievement Awards 2022 Saturday, July 9th, 2022
at Family Life Center 810 Hackney Avenue Washington, NC 27889 Event begins at 4 pm
Alonzo Brown (97.5 FM radio) and Min. Mercedes Forney No admission Offering is collected
ospel Train Productions began in Washington, NC as a celebration of good Gospel music. The purpose of this annual event is to present Lifetime Achievement awards to local and nationallyknown artists and others so that they can be recognized for their contributions to Gospel. This year's guest performers include The Brooklyn All Stars, The Sensational
Nightingales, The World Famous Soul Stirrers, Nothing But Grace, Mary Dailey, Evan. Mary Brown & TSS, The Powell Boys and others. Reggie Grantham, Special Assignment Reporter for Gospel USA Magazine, will be in attendance. If you are interested in being a vendor or if you know someone who is worthy of this award, call Carrie Boyette, Founder, at 252-945-3251.
April - June 2022
Carrie Boyette, CEO & Founder
classifiedads... RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR GROUP/YOURSELF Youth groups, gospel groups, churches and individuals across the USA who want to raise funds for a special project, or to just increase their own income can sell copies of Gospel USA at your church, to your friends or at other locations in your city. For information, call 305-234-8689.
Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites
The McDonald Sisters
The Rhythm Of Gospel Awards
The Newsome Awards
NOTE: Contact each venue or event promoter to confirm event status before making travel plans or purchasing tickets. April 12th, 2022: Junniee Productions presents Richmond's PreEaster Gospel Fest 2022. This event features Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, The Legendary McDonald Sisters, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, The Gospel Legends and many more. To be held at Cedar Street Baptist Church, 2301 Cedar Street, Richmond, VA. For information and tickets, call 804-648-8919. May 21st, 2022: The Gospel Hip Hop Awards 2020 returns to Atlanta, GA. This event honors Gospel Hip Hop, Caribbean Gospel, Gospel Reggae, Urban Gospel, Gospel Latino, Best Djs, radio stations and more. For information, visit www.thegospelhiphopawards.com. Jay Williams is CEO & Founder. June 12th, 2022: International Church Musicians Day (annually). Churches are invited to create and present various activities to show appreciation for their musicians. June 14th - 17th, 2022: The 2022 National North Carolina Gospel Announcer's Guild - NCGAG Conference will be held in Chapel Hill, NC. The host hotel is the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel. For information and registration, visit www.ncgag.com. Dr. Arvetra Jones, Jr. is President & CEO. June 15th - 18th, 2022: The 14th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Music Awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. For the itinerary, nominees, performers, registration and more – visit www.therhythmofgospelawards.com. Dr. Mark Rogers is CEO & Founder. June 25th, 2022: The 28th Annual Gospel Choice Music Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA. For nomination schedule & procedures, itinerary, performance/sponsorship ops and more, visit www.gospelchoicemusic awards.com. Jeffery E. Holmes is Founder/CEO. July 21st - 23rd, 2022: The 8th Annual S&M Gospel Indie Awards will be held at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 Elmin Street, Charlotte, NC 28208. Hosted by Everett Drake and Drina Penn. For information, visit www.smgospelawards.com. Stephanie McDonald gospelusamagazine.com
Williams is CEO & Founder. August 19th - 21st, 2022: The 27th Newsome Gospel Music Awards will be held live at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. For itinerary, tickets, 2022 nominees, performers, showcase & vendor opportunities and more information, visit www.newsomeawards.com. Dr. Frederick WareNewsome is President & Founder. October 1st, 2022: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 31. 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. October 1st, 2022: The 8th Annual Tampa Bay Gospel Awards will be held in Tampa, Florida. This event recognizes Florida gospel artists only. For the 2022 venue, itinerary, nominees and more, visit www.tampabay gospelawards.com. Jorad Holmes is CEO & Founder. October 6th - 8th, 2022: Back2BackPR Int'l presents The Int'l Gospel Music Summit 2022 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton, 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98118. The event features a panel session, mixer, musical and more. For details, visit www.back2backpr.com. Carol Crawford is CEO & Founder. October 20th - 22nd, 2022: The 6th Annual Spin Awards 2022 will be held in the Atlanta, GA area. The event honors those who spin the gospel. For the latest information, nominees, performers, tickets and more, visit www.thespinawards.com or call 323-250-0443. Minstrel Appointed is Executive Producer. February 2023 TBA: The 25th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held at the Marriott Hotel South – Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017. Showcase and vendor opportunities will be available. For more info as it becomes available, visit www.tgmeahouston.mystrikingly.com or call Pastor Larry Davies, Founder, at 281-935-3573 .
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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.
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 worldwide 24/7 at 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.
ADVERTISING DEADLINE The advertising deadline for our July Sept. 2022 issue is June 24th, 2022, 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.
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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.
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
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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Listen to the Repairer Of The Breach Podcast with host Pastor Debra Curry each week on Facebook.com and other social media platforms. The Repairer Of The Breach Podcast and WMBE Media Group has released informative articles about many authors, artists, entrepreneurs, pastors, CEOs and organizations around the world. We've covered artists such as Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Destiny's Child, Tyler Perry and many others as they have ministered their gifts and talents to the world. Look for upcoming releases on the person and businesses shown at left. Plus, we will spotlight some of the powerful Black women who are increasingly being raised up in America today. For more information about WMBE 24/7 Media Group, Inc. and the Repairer Of The Breach Podcast, contact Warren-RuffinsTurner, LLC, 1201 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30309. Phone: 404-795-5013. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments: $wmbe2472020. 20
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"Power For Living" by T.D. Jakes. How often have you cried out to God, why? Why do I struggle? Why do I have problems? Why don't people understand me? The answer: Because you are anointed! Author T.D. Jakes writes, "I used to have the wrong notion that when you are really anointed, you no longer have problems or rough times. But you show me anybody who's really Holy Ghost anointed, and I'll show you somebody who cried in the middle of the night and suffered all night long, wondering where is God." This book will help you discover how to be victorious in those times – and in life. ISBN: 9780768428384. Price: $29.99. To order, visit www.TDJakes.org.
"Shunice Speaks From A Mother's Perspective" by Shunice Hill. Life often is built based on the values which are instilled as a child. Therefore, childhood rearing is so essential in building a child's character and their view of the world. The author, Shunice Hill, provides an insight on how parents can influence and "raise up" children with an optimistic outlet. This book's primary goal is to reveal parental guidance utilizing the Word of God. Available exclusively at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QBRJBSP. For review copies, interviews and booking, send email requests to shunice@ sbcglobal.net or visit her website at www.shunicehillsullivan.com.
"Courage To Win" by Denise C. Johnson. This book was written to encourage women to continue to push, pursue and believe God for victory in every area of their lives. This is one woman's (the author's) story of overcoming some of life's greatest challenges. "Through it all God gave me the Courage to Win." The book is available at Amazon.com and other popular outlets. ISBN: 978-1-4984-4263-3. For review copies and interviews, contact email@example.com or (407) 291-2030.
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"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. "What You Say When You Say 'I Do'" by Derek Triplett. It takes less than 3 minutes to exchange marriage vows and less than 90 seconds for each individual to make a series of lifetime promises that most likely are not fully comprehended. What's more, most couples have not equipped themselves to fulfill all of the promises they make. Derek Triplett uses humor, real-life experience, and professional analysis to explore the subject. This book will revolutionize your view on the subject. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For interviews, booking and more, contact email@example.com.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor / Singer / Songwriter...
Single Release: "Go To Heaven"
purchases and also streaming. Get your copy at iTunes, A p p l e Go To Heaven M u s i c , Sp o t i f y, Pandora, Amazon and other major digital music outlets. For more information about the music and ministry of Ora Sylvester, booking, radio service or interviews – text or call (251) 2229186 or (251) 583-0264. You can also write to Ora Sylvester Ministries, PO Box 70275, Mobile, AL 36670 or send email to OraSMinistries@gmail.com.
ra Sylvester has released a stand-alone single entitled, "Go To Heaven (Radio Mix)," from her anointed debut album, More Like Him. The 11track debut album was released in 2021 and it continues to bless listeners everywhere. Ora Sylvester, a mobile, Alabama-based Pastor, singer and songwriter – is in no way a stranger in the church. She has served for decades in numerous capacities in her local church and in her community. In 2021, she won the "Inspirational Gospel Artist of the Year Award" from the Voices Of Gospel Awards. In 2022, she is currently nominated for five popular gospel awards and her music is fast becoming popular. The stand-alone single was chosen for release because of its timely message which expresses the heart-felt answer many people in society will tell you if you ask them, 'what do you want to happen to you when you die?' "Go To Heaven (radio Mix)," as well as the full album, More Like Him, is available right now for download
April - June 2022
askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions
The Anointed Single,
Give Him The Glory
Dear Dr. Carl I need your prayers. I have been fasting and praying for change, but my breakthrough will not come. In fact, things seem to be getting worse. Nothing is going right and at night, I dream that spiders are crawling all over me. Please tell me why this is happening. – Lisa
Shunice Hill is a talented songstress, author and multi-award-winning gospel recording artist. Based in Chicago, IL, Shunice has recently released her latest single entitled, "Give Him The Glory." "Give Him The Glory" and more of her music is available at all major digital music outlets. Shunice is available for special events, weddings, conferences, concerts, tours and more! For more information, visit www.shunicehillsullivan.com or call 773-512-3383. Also follow her on Facebook and other outlets.
Dear Sister Lisa: I'm not sure what dreaming about spiders means, but I do understand about being frustrated when prosperity does not come as expected. For right now, I guess it's a good idea just to thank God for today's daily bread. Then remember, that in the Matthew 5's Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow. It's also a good idea to monitor your expressions. Statements such as "breakthrough will not come," or "things seem to be getting worse" tend to solidify your position and impact your destiny. Be sure to make an effort to keep it positive whenever possible. May Blessings overtake you! – Dr. Carl Dr. Carl Bentley is an author, singer, radio show host and retired Pastor of over 34 years. His latest book is entitled, Prayer That Changes Things. If you have a Bible-based or personal question you need answered, send it by email to askdrcarl@carlbentley ministries.org. For information about booking Dr. Carl or purchasing copies of his books or music – visit www.carlbentleyministries.org.
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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 – from digital and physical distribution, to in-store sales, to live-gig credit card sales, to web-hosting and site design, to download cards – 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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