Beltway Buzz

Independent Gospel Artists Alliance gets off to great start with training; showcase

IGAA was held in Beltsville, MDThe Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (IGAA) convened at Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville, MD.  Hosted by Phillip Carter and Earl Bynum. The 7th annual Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference  will run July 6-8 and is a business and music conference that adjusts to the ever-changing needs of the independent artist. It is an opportunity to learn more about business as well as display their musical talents in nightly showcases.

The first day of the conference kicked off with Charles Butler, founder of Charles Butler & Trinity, Tammy Taylor, CEO One enTITY, Henry Harris, President, Spirit Consulting and Thomas Rollins, Director, Gospel Relations, New Day Distribution sharing words of wisdom with attendess. The rest of the day was filled with sessions that imparted knowledge.

The night gave way to the showcase where several artist took to the stage to perform.

 WLOU’s Brodric Purvis served as emcee for the showcase.

Brodric Purvis emceed Friday's showcase at IGAA

Independent Gospel Artists Alliance  continues with more workshops  during the day and a showcase with DMV artists Friday at 7 p.m. The conference concludes on Saturday with a focus on radio with speakers Brodric Purvis, Joe Lee Sanders, Lee Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Earl Bynum and Phillip Carter.

Here’s a look at some of the artist’s who performed on Thursday:

For more information on IGAA, click here.

Sarah Hearn
the authorSarah Hearn
Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
error: Content is protected !!