SoundExchange announced today, May 20 that The SoundExchange Influencers Series will return to Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Legendary gospel and R&B singer BeBe Winans will be joined by recent breakthrough gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds and young singer/songwriter Alexa Cruse.
BeBe Winans is one of the most successful gospel and R&B acts in the world. His celebrated family is considered by many as “gospel’s first family.” He was recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with his sister, CeceWith multiple GRAMMY Awards and numerous Gold and Platinum albums.
Jonathan McReynolds is one of the fastest-rising stars in gospel music after releasing his debut album “Life Music “in 2012.
Alexa Cruse is the daughter of GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian artists Janice Archer Cruse of The Archers and John Cruse of The Cruse Family.
The SoundExchange Influencers Series brings together music legends and rising stars. The SoundExchange Influencers Series demonstrates the impact of legacy artists on today’s music and provides a forum to address issues currently facing our music legends, namely, fair pay and recognition for all sound recordings across all mediums and all eras of music.
SoundExchange is the independent non-profit collective management organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of over 100,000 recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and distribute statutory digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services.