RCA Inspiration celebrates five wins at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Le’Andria Johnson, and Koryn Hawthorne taking home Dove Awards in five categories this year. Garnering double wins, Gospel icons Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence each won two Dove Awards, with Johnson and Hawthorne winning one Dove Award apiece. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) won one of the night’s top honors, Gospel Artist of the Year, as well as Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for his #1 smash hit “Love Theory.” Continue reading “RCA Inspiration Celebrates Five Wins at the 2019 GMA Dove Awards”
Multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning Gospel icon Donnie McClurkin has unveiled his forthcoming album, A Different Song (CamDon Music/RCA Inspiration), available for pre-order now. A Different Song marks the eighth solo album released from the legendary singer, songwriter, and producer, and features the poignant singles “Not Yet” and “There Is God.” The album will be released on Friday, November 15th. McClurkin, who penned eight songs and recorded most of the album live, has created eleven tracks that offer hope, breakthrough, and encouragement including “Pour My Praise On You,” “Let It Go,” “His Ways,” and more. Continue reading “Grammy-winning Icon Donnie McClurkin, A Different Song Album; Pre-order Available Now”
Grammy award-winning artist, Lecrae, has branched out from music into tech as an investor! After announcing his partnership with Oust Labs, a full-service agency that converts ideas into enterprises, Lecrae has invested in MXD (Getmxd.com), innovative software that is a game-changer for indie artists, A&R executives, producers, podcasters, editors, film creators and more. “We’re in a time in history where technology is providing solutions for nearly every field. The entertainment world needs these solutions and I’m committed to making sure they are affordable and accessible,”shares Lecrae.
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Lecrae is the CEO and co-founder of several business ventures including Atlanta based, Reach Records, an independent music label he founded in 2004 with a partner, Ben Washer. “Building a record label from the ground-up has given me a deeper appreciation for what it takes to put out your music independently,” explains Lecrae. “Although I’m now partnered with a major label, I started out as an indy artist and still run an independent label. I wish technology like MXD was available when I started out.”
MXD is founded by Jacob “Biz” Morris, a Grammy Award-winning engineer and audio mixer. “Before MXD my inbox was flooded with requests for services, but at rates, I couldn’t commit to,” explains Morris. He shared the number of direct messages and emails requesting audio engineering services with Lecrae who astonished introduced him to Oust founder Dan Duncan to help create a solution. Through the Oust Labs Accelerator and startup studio program, Morris went from ideation to execution within three months. Morris says Oust’s support has been instrumental in launching his brand. “Their team pushes the boundaries on creativity,” he said. “Oust’s branding is amazing and the team is phenomenal!”
Oust’s unique model and approach places a large emphasis on branding, creativity, and sought after “wildness.” In addition to the creative assets, they also connect founders to a community of advisors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs to encourage them along the way. Entrepreneurs present their ideas to the Oust Labs incubator and the full-service agency selects the most promising ideas and helps the startups design, market, launch and even source seed funding to kick off their businesses. Duncan shares that the program has helped two of their start-ups secure over $50K each in seed funding from their network of investors.
On top of her game, Dana Divine was the Gospel House Music Diva in the early 2000s. Her hot dance track “Gospel Slide” hit the airwaves and Dana was the “it girl” for getting crowds out of their seats in Jesus’ name. As in anything, there were critics and naysayers, however she stayed true to who she was musically. In a recent interview, Dana Divine talked about her music and being a cancer survivor.
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New contemporary Gospel male group Five V Men (MBM Entertainment Group) burst on the scene, Tuesday, Oct. 21, with one of the best albums of 2014. Gospel music legends Doug and Melvin Williams, Wess Morgan, Shawn McLemore and R & B crooner Christopher Williams have banded together to create a sound of melodious harmony. Under the direction of multi-award winning super producer Stan Jones, Five V Men’s album is a mix of varied styles to please the followers of each member.
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