In 1997, Derek Hoiem had a vision to assist musicians in local churches. Having been a software designer for Microsoft, Derek also knew that the digital wave was going to bring massive change to the music industry. After investigating music business models, he found that record labels were necessary but needed to change by adopting the indie wave. Also, he found that record labels in the Christian industry were sometimes at odds with goals of churches. So in 2003, Derek founded Rain On Me Productions, the parent company of Save the City Records. He began working with various musicians around the Northwest, recording them, and helping them with their indie careers. Along the way, he met a talented artist named Brandon Bee. Brandon was a widely recognized young talent in the Northwest. Together they decided to team up and formally launch a national label and in 2009 they introduced Save the City Records.
They released Brandon Bee's freshman album "This is the Revolution" in 2009 to critical acclaim, and soon after they expanded their marketing and PR efforts. This got the attention of Provident Distribution, Sony's Christian music division, which led to a distribution deal. Since that time, Save the City Records has added other artist to their roster, including Benjamin, Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, Circleslide, Holly Starr, and Kimber Rising.
For more information about Save the City Records, its artist, releases and its songwriters, visit their website at http://savethecityrecords.com.
TwoNords Music is a publishing company formed by husband and wife, Eric and Krissy Nordhoff. Krissy is a songwriter and worship leader, and has penned such popular worship favorites as “Your Great Name” and “Outrageous Love.” “Your Great Name”, co-written with Integrity Music songwriter, Michael Neale, was recorded on Natalie Grant’s 2010 release, LOVE REVOLUTION. The song has also been released on Anthony Evans’ 2011 release, HOME, and on the WOW Hits 2012 release. The song has been released by several print music companies and is quickly rising the charts as one of CCLI’s top songs.
Eric is a gifted songwriter, keyboardist and producer as well, and has released numerous instrumental and vocal recordings that are distributed commercially worldwide. Of particular note is his series of recordings entitled QUIETIME. Eric is also the owner of Go Global Entertainment, a company that imports quality Christian international product into the United States and exports quality US products into the rest of the world. For more information about the company, find them on the web at http://www.krissynordhoff.com/fr_home.cfm or http://www.goglobalentertainment..com.
Song Solutions is the music publishing division of the Memralife Group, based in the UK. Song Solutions started over 20 years ago with the Daybreak catalogue that takes on both established and newly emerging writers across a diverse musical range. Starting originally with a specialty in material for children, it has now grown to one of the largest catalogues of UK Children's songwriters who create engaging, fun and biblically sound products and songs.
Memralife Group is also home to a record label – Elevation – that specializes in the worship and contemporary Christian music genre, and who is involved in the song promotion and distribution of those products not only in the UK market but also in the US market. Additionally, this organization is home to the Spring Harvest worship conference, Youthwork conference, ICC Studios, and the retail division of EssentialChristian.com.
Song Solutions Copycare also provides a highly efficient global copyright administration service, spanning the globe with 12 “Copycare” offices around the world covering every major continent, including a subsidiary office in Australia. All of these offices have been established in association with experienced local publishing personnel, who have a depth of knowledge of the needs of the local culture and song users in their area/language.
For more information on Song Solutions, visit their website at http://songsolutions.org.
John Hagee grew up in a pastor’s home that was constantly filled with music, especially the familiar sounds of his mother at the piano preparing for the next Sunday’s specials. John continued this tradition in his own home and his son, Matthew, remembers his father could often be found sitting at the family piano while his sisters learned harmonies. Sharing a deep love for music with all of his children, John Hagee and Matthew Hagee founded Difference Media with the belief that Christ can make a difference in the lives of many through the use of modern media. Comprised of a team of seasoned professionals with impressive credentials and some of the greatest skill sets in the industry bar none, Difference Media is home to artists such as Canton Junction, The Hagees, Aaron & Amanda Crabb and the Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir. Difference Media will soon become a fan favorite of anyone who loves great gospel music. The precision style and perfect execution of each note will make you want to keep their CDs on your top ten list. New projects and artists will soon be added to Difference Media’s roster so be sure to check our site often for updates, concert dates and blogs welcoming new members.
For more information about Difference Media Group and its releases, visit their website at http://differencemedia.org.
New Nation Music exists to write scripture-based doctrine upon the heart and mind of all they encounter. With theologically rich songs, ministers of varying ages, and a variety of genres, they offer themselves to the Church, inviting all generations and denominations to join together in unified worship as One Voice and One Bride.
Jennie Lee Riddle, top ten CCLI writer and two-time Dove Award winner, founded New Nation Music in 2008. She and her team of gifted musicians, songwriters, and worship leaders additionally provide worship team training, songwriting coaching, and mentoring. They travel throughout the US and to Europe on an annual basis. Jennie is best known for widely popular, "Revelation Song" made popular by Kari Jobe and carried to #1 in 2010 by Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Newsboys, Selah, NewSong, Rebecca St. James, Gateway Worship, Travis Cottrell, Tricia Brock, Shane & Shane, and many others have now recorded Jennie's music.
For more information about New Nation Music, Jennie Lee Riddle, their recorded releases and songs, visit their website at http://www.newnationmusic.com.
Reflection Music Group is home to quick-rising Hip-Hop and Christian rap artists such as PRo, Brothatone, Canon, and Chad Jones. The label, formed by Hip-Hop veterans, PRo and Doc Watson, was created as an outlet for their work, and to provide opportunities for others in the genre.
For more information about Reflection Music Group, its releases and its roster of artists and songwriters, visit their website at http://reflectionmusicgroup.com.
Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved 375 Billboard number one records, nearly twelve hundred Billboard Top Ten records and charted just under four thousand Billboard Records. Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records was honored as Billboard Magazine’s 2001 Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records Magazine’s 2005 Overall Gold Label of the Year.
Mike Curb, California's former lieutenant governor and acting governor, is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world and presides over his own independent record label, one of the largest in the nation, that has launched the careers of numerous stars. During a distinguished career spanning more than 45 years, Curb has earned multi-faceted success as a songwriter, producer and record company owner, covering a wide range of musical styles. As an individual, he has written more than 400 songs, and received countless music industry awards, including the prestigious Overall Producer of the Year Award from Billboard magazine in 1972. In addition to being Founder and Chairman of Curb Records, Mike Curb also serves as Chairman of the Mike Curb Family Foundation and Chairman of gospel music powerhouse Word Entertainment, which was Billboard magazine's Overall Top Imprint in that genre for 2006. In 2007 Curb was honored as Nashvillian of the Year and he recently received his star on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. Curb has also received his star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Music Services is proud to represent certain rights to selected recorded masters and songs held or controlled by Curb Records, including recordings from such artists as Natalie Grant, Plumb, Selah, MIKESCHAIR, and No Other Name.
For more information about Curb Records, its artists and songwriters, visit their website at http://www.curb.com.
1999. As a young songwriter and the lead singer of the band, MercyMe, he dutifully filled out a music publisher's application with the hopes and dreams of maybe someday hearing one of their band's songs played on the local radio station. When prompted to fill out names for their publishing company, he imagined a place where friends would meet to hang out, laugh and write songs. Simpleville seemed a fitting name.
A few years later, MercyMe's songs were indeed played on the radio. Not just on the local radio station, but all over the world. The band toured like mad and their schedule was packed with the demands of their accelerating career. But always in the back of their minds was Simpleville.
Finally, after a late night band meeting, Simpleville made its way off paper and into operation. Staff was hired and writers were signed. The Afters, Phil Wickham, Sam Mizell, Doug McKelvey, Don Chaffer and several others joined the growing Simpleville family of songwriters. Soon, MercyMe's songs weren't as lonely on the radio charts as new Simpleville songs joined those ranks and also found their way into TV shows and movie theaters as well. Today Simpleville Music is one of the brightest up-and-coming independent music publishing companies in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information about Simpleville Music, its writers and songs, visit their website at http://www.simpleville.net.
Fair Trade Services was created in May of 2011 when the assets of INO Records were purchased from Integrity Media by INO and Fair Trade Services’ founder, Jeff Moseley. Moseley, a 30-year veteran of the CCM industry, founded INO Records in 1999 and owns and operates the Fair Trade Services label today.
They have a robust roster of veteran and newcomer recording artist that cover diverse musical styles, and who are committed to spiritual significance, cultural relevance and artistic excellence. Their roster includes artists MercyMe, Laura Story, The Afters, Darlene Zschech, Phil Wickham, Sara Groves, Shane & Shane, Disciple, Jonny Diaz, Blindside, Heather Williams and many others.
For more information about Fair Trade Services and its roster of artists and songwriters, visit their website at http://www.fairtradeservices.com
Mosie Lister’s songs are sung worldwide. With over 700 songs in his catalog, plus thousands of arrangements, Lister’s music has been recorded by some of Southern Gospel music’s greatest, including the Statesmen, the Blackwoods, the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Jordanaires, and the LeFevres. His songs have also been embraced by other solo recording artists such as George Beverly Shea, Jimmy Davis, Porter Waggoner, Webb Piece and Connie Smith. Elvis Presley also recorded two of Lister’s songs: “Where No One Stands Alone” and “He Knows Just What I Need.”
Lister’s other well-known songs include “How Long Has It Been?”, “Then I Met The Master,” “‘Til the Storm Passes By,” “The King And I,” “I’ve Been Changed,” “I’m Feeling Fine,” and “His Hand In Mine.”
Lister was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 1976 and into the SGMA Hall Of Fame in 1997.