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Dr. Ray Berryhill releases new music

Motown Gospel and Gospelgoodies.com have partnered together to showcase Gene Moore‘s  talent with the successful #MusicMondays campaign featuring exclusive performance videos. To celebrate the holidays, Gene will perform LIVE on Facebook, Monday, December 18 at 12:15pm EST.

Gene Moore on Facebook live
Gene Moore to host Facebook Live

Chicago Illinois, the Gospel music mecca of the world continues its long standing distinction of being a choir town with the release of “Go Tell It,” new music from Dr. Ray Allen Berryhill and the Celebration Choir of Resurrected Life Church International. “Go Tell It” is the first single from the choir’s full project slated for a second quarter 2018 release.

Dr. Ray Berryhill new song
Dr. Ray Berryhill releases single

Reach Records released the next installment of The Vault, an original video series highlighting popular music The Vault Episode 6 features Tedashiivideos from Reach’s extensive catalogue. Complete with fun facts, trivia, and behind-the-scenes stories from the makinThe Vault Episode 6 releasedg of the video, Episode 6 features “Dum Dum” by Tedashii. “Dum Dum” appeared on Tedashii’s third studio album, Blacklight, and features Lecrae.

Pastor Alyn E. Waller delivers a special music offering for the Christmas season. Christmas with Pastor Alyn E. Waller, released by the church record label Enon Music Group, is a collection of Christmas favorites recorded Pastor Waller.

Pastor Alyn E. Waller Christmas album
Pastor Alyn E. Waller Christmas album

Sidewalk Prophets announced their 2018 Something Different Tour (in 3D). Kicking off in February and running through May, the 40-city “Something Different Tour (in 3D)” will feature special guest Bonray and sponsored by World Vision and Anderson University. The tour will cover multiple cities and conclude in July 2018.

Sidewalk Prophets announce tour
Sidewalk Prophets releases his tour info

PBS sensation and Emmy Award-winning folk artist Annie Moses Band is spreading holiday cheer this season with the release of its original musical arrangements of the Christmas classics “O Holy Night” and “Carol of the Bells.” Both beloved holiday favorites are available now for purchase digitally at the Annie Moses Band Store, as well as at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com and more digital retailers globally from ManAlive Records with distribution from The Fuel Music.Annie Moses Band new music

Annie Moses Band new music

The 2017 GMA Dove Award winning popular Latin worship band Miel San Marcos release their tenth live album PENTECOSTÉS (Pentecost) from their historic recording at Madison Square Garden in New York. The album boasts 17 esongs that were part of the live concert recording lineup on September 2nd of this year in front of over fourteen thousand concert goers. The album includes special features and collaborations by Pastor and Latin Grammy nominated Christian artist Marco Barrientos on the worship classic “Bienvenido Espíritu Santo” (Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome), “El Poderoso de Israel” (The Mighty One of Israel), and a new song “Mereces Gloria” (Worthy of Glory).

PENTECOSTÉS new album from latin worship band Miel San Marcos

 

Industry Happenings

Provident Distribution celebrates the longstanding partnership with Cedarmont Kids as they re-sign their distribution deal. Selling more than 22 million units, Cedarmont has scanned more units than any other Christian artist and has four titles, Bible Songs, SundaySchool Songs, Action Bible Songs, and Toddler Tunes, that have been on the Soundscan charts for over 1,000 consecutive weeks.

Cademont Kids re-sign contract
Front Row L –R: Sue Gay, Co-Founder Cedarmont Kids, Mike Gay, Co-Founder Cedarmont Kids, Terry Hemmings – CEO Provident Music Group

RCA Inspiration appoints entertainment marketing executive Damon Williams as their new Vice President of Marketing, where the industry veteran will join the Nashville-based label in spearheading marketing initiatives for their award-winning diverse roster – which includes hitmakers Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul), Travis Greene, Israel Houghton, Donald Lawrence, Le’Andria, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Nelson, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Page-Lockhart (Fo Yo Soul), The Walls Group (Fo Yo Soul), William Murphy, Deon Kipping, Koryn Hawthorne and more. In a career spanning twenty years shaping the brands of top-notch artists and award-winning entertainment projects, Williams returns to the Sony Music fold in this new role with RCA Inspiration, where he will drive RCAI’s continued growth supporting ground-breaking talent and new releases slated for 2018.

Damon Williams joins RCA Inspiration
Williams returns to the Sony Music fold with his new role with RCA Inspiration.

Riley Clemmons, an 18-year-old pop singer-songwriter, is the newest signee of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), home to some of the genre’s top names. Clemmons has been working with a bevy of top writers, and for her inaugural collection of music. “Broken Prayers” will mark the debut single for Clemmons. The single is set to impact radio on January 12

Riley Clemmons joins Capitiol Christian Music Group

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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