“The name 168 Management comes from the fact that there are 168 hours in the week,” founder Chris Erlanson states. “Too many times artists put their focus into the single hour that they have on stage. 168 Management develops a plan with every artist to be effective even when they’re not on stage through Internet, media and various nontraditional means.”
168 Management was launched in 2007 by Christian Music executive Chris Erlanson and now represents artists such as Phillips Craig and Dean, No Other Name, Bryan Popin and most recently 2015 breakout artist Aryn Michelle. Chris’ track record in Christian music includes eight years in management at INO Records working with artists like The Jonas Brothers, MercyMe, CeCe Winans, Darlene Zschech, Chris Rice, Sara Groves, The Afters, SONICFLOOd, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and numerous others.
8 Side Records is a team dedicated to spread their heart of worship throughout the world. With over a decade of worship experience and 12 albums to their credit, they blend their diversity into a unique combination of music, creativity and passion. The music has to be good, but the heart must be better.
Afinia Music strives to provide a source of spiritual hope to this world by allowing the message in our music to provide a road map to Jesus Christ. We utilize the recording techniques that allow us to produce high quality, trend setting music. We provide the world with a meaningful alternative for its listening pleasure. In addition to its music, Afinia remains committed to the global community by continuing to support worthwhile Ministries, charitable and educational programs.
In early 1997, the Caldwells teamed up with Cedric’s wife Angie and her sister Debbie to found Against the Flow Records. The first release by Angie and Debbie entitled “Bold” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s gospel charts and sold over 100,000 copies. Since then, the label has produced albums by Ann McCrary, a Winans family Christmas project, and solo cds by Mom & Pop Winans. While they have always been open to working with others, it’s just recently that the industry as a whole has really caught on to the magic the Caldwells create in the studio. They are now firmly in-demand.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. They focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. They also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).
Archive Records is an independent music label from Chicago representing Ami Moss & The Unfortunate and Max Simmons.
Todd Collins is the creative visionary behind Beatmart. Todd has been producing records for 18 years within the Christian market and has worked with such artists as dc Talk, tobyMac, Anointed, Out of Eden, GRITS, KJ-52, Audio Adrenaline, SONICFLOOd, Jennifer Knapp, John Reuben, Tammy Trent, Carman, and many others. He has 2 platinum records (dc Talk), 5 gold records (dc Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Jennifer Knapp, SONICFLOOd), and 4 Dove Awards (E.R.A.C.E., Out of Eden, KJ-52)…
Bema Media is a Christian media group dedicated to ministering to “Tweens” and their families. Tween’s are defined as children between the ages of 7 and 13, and represent the single most influential age group in the world today. Main stream media and consumer marketing groups focus their messages of identity, popularity and value predominately to the “Tween” marketplace for a reason.
Bettie Rocket Music Group is a production/publishing company with over 15 years in the market. Originally starting out as a record/production label, we developed into a multi-faceted music firm. With over 450 songs to our catalog ranging from Power-Pop to Hip-Hop to Soundtrack and everything in between, we are your “one-stop“ placement firm. We also represent several Producers/Songwriters including Andro Ernst (Green Day, AFI, Rancid) that can produce custom tracks as well as create Soundtrack/Scores.
BulletProof Music (also known as Bulletboy Music) is an independent record label that was founded in 1997. The label is owned by gray dot, inc., alongside gray dot records, and was distributed by Diamante Distribution.
Bultitude Records is the recording label of Canon Press. As an essential part of the publishing house for world renowned pastor and author Doug Wilson, Bultitude Records has a mission to offer multi-genre musical styles that fit every part of the Christian life.
CAJO Records is a Music Entertainment Company up under CAJO International, where this music ministry focuses on the building of youth using positive uncut real music to enhance our communities, families and world.
Along with people out great music and great music artist, for the last 8 years, CAJO International has provided over 5 million children and youth with access to positive entertainment, uplifting music, exciting school assemblies, mentoring and recreational programs.
Camdon Music is committed to providing music from today’s hottest upcoming gospel artists and choirs. When asked what message Donnie McClurkin wants his life to convey, he says, “I hope people will be able to say that I really had a true relationship with God,” he concluded. “Not only did I sing it, but also my very life exemplified it… no façade or hypocrisy. When I was wrong, I was wrong, but I took blame rather than allow holiness to appear to be some fabricated way of life. I want that people will not have seen me, but rather seen that this is what a relationship with Jesus is like and I would hope it could be said that holiness was what I lived, and what I passed on to the next generation, and the next.”
Central South Distribution has been servicing the Gospel and Christian community for nearly four decades. CSD prides itself in being the #1 Independent Gospel Distributor, and the World’s Largest Distributor of Gospel Music. CSD distributes Gospel Music to all of the top Gospel, CBA and Mainstream Accounts including, other distributors, chain stores and independent retailers.
Chrematizo Label Group, a group of independent record labels headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee was founded in 2004 to enable Christian rock, pop, and worship acts to focus on what they do best – share their vision with the world through music.
Clear Sight Music is a record label that exist to create powerful and exemplary Christ centered music and art coupled with noticeably exceptional Bible informed business ethic and practice.
Cross and Crown Music has a rich heritage in Gospel music, working with a long list of Gospels greatest artists. Southern Salvation, the newest addition to their family, has its own rich heritage to use as a foundation on their path to excellence.
“To relevantly introduce the truth of Christ to those influenced by urban / hip-hop culture; as we develop worship, purpose, unity, and leadership in their lives.”
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Pinnacle Records and Crossroads Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.
Fred Jerkins III, also known as “Uncle Freddie”, is an American songwriter and record producer and brother of Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Jerkins has co-written several hit songs with Rodney Jerkins and LaShawn Daniels, among them “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica, “Say My Name” and “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “It’s Not Right but It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston and multiple tracks from Michael Jackson’s album Invincible.
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Blackwood Brothers, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance and Wilburn & Wilburn, among others. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red and Syntax Creative.
Musical sound recordings and musical video recordings featuring various artists distributed primarily through Christian Bookstore Association and Internet channels
Phil Joel is the former bassist and vocalist for the Dove award winning and Grammy® nominated contemporary Christian band the Newsboys. As a solo artist, Joel releasedWatching Over You, Bring It On,The deliberatePeople. Album and The New Normal People. In 2005, he and his wife, Heather, started the “deliberatePeople.” ministry to encourage Christians of all ages to actively pursue a relationship with God. Upon leaving the Newsboys at the end of 2006, deliberateKids was the first album he made from an outcry for positive, quality music for children.
The Eddie Crook Company was established in 1977 and has produced 100’s of hits in Southern Gospel music. Artist such as the Crabb Family, Carroll Roberson, Issacs, Bishops, Perrys, Booth Brothers, Heirline, Dixie Melody Boys, Dixie Echoes, Wilburns, Palmetto State Quartet, Northmen, New Ground, Anchormen, Jimmie Davis, Don Degrate, Karen Harding and many more. If you like Southern Gospel be sure to listen to the songs this company produced and enjoy a piece of music history. The masters are controled by Godsey and Jones Resource Managament based in Nashville, TN.
Elevate Entertainment is a distribution partner focused on helping Christian organizations, artists and authors expand their sales while retaining full ownership and control of their products. With an emphasis on the Christian retail market Elevate Entertainment provides streamlined sales solutions including warehousing, fulfillment, and direct sales into key retail accounts.
Elevation Church is a multi-site church based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was started in Feb. 2006 by eight families under the leadership of Pastor Steven Furtick. Over the past 10 years it has grown to over a dozen locations and 20,000 in weekend attendance, including over 4.000 in the Children’s ministry.
Estilo was founded in 2002 in San Diego California and specializes in Latin Urban music. Whiling staying true to their cultural roots, Estilo creates relevant music that encompasses current issues. The Estilo team has over 18 years of combined experience in management, promoting, producing, and recording.
Jimmy and Carol Owens began writing songs for the church in the mid 1960s. In the 70s and 80s Jimmy and Carol inspired and unified Christians around the world with their musicals “Show Me,” “Come Together,” The Witness,” If My People…,” and “Heal Our Land.”
Flowerpot Press is dedicated to creating fun, high quality product that provides great value to consumers. Given our extensive involvement in the children’s book business our music is primarily made up of kids songs, but we also have a nice range of relaxation, classical, inspirational, and Christmas music.
Free Chapel and Solution movement is a evangelistic ministry under the senior leadership of Jentezen Franklin. Free Chapel’s heart is to pour into the next generation as well as offering hope to the world through the message of Christ. Free Chapel invest global feeding 540,000 meals a month in Haiti as well as funding the fight against sex trafficking and numerous local outreaches such as the Dream center in LA.
Frontline Records was a Christian record label founded in 1986 by James Kempner. The label focused primarily on modern rock, rap, and hip-hop. The label closed in the early 1990s.
Jamie Rowe – Vocals
Tony Palacios – Guitar
David Bach – Bass
Karl Ney – Drums
Jamey Perrenot – Guitar
With an impressive career that spans more than 25 years, John Tesh is known worldwide as a leading and respected figure in the entertainment and broadcasting industries. After 10 years as co-host of “Entertainment Tonight,” he surprised many by leaving the highly visible position to pursue his career as a fulltime musician. For generations music and media have gone hand in hand and Tesh has conquered both brilliantly through numerous media, music and creative formats, as one of the most successful syndicated radio show hosts in the country with Intelligence For Your Life Radio.
Garden Creek Records is another division of Song Garden Music Group. This label is designed for the regional and full time artist whose hard work has resulted in national recognition and product sales. Many of our Garden Creek artists started on our Grapevine Record label. With our guidance and promotion, they are now taking their music and ministry to the next level and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments. When an artist is signed to Garden Creek, it is a major milestone of their success!
“Nearly two decades ago, Glad’s elegant vocals helped set them apart from other pioneers of contemporary Christian music. That vocal sound has since evolved into a complex, self-sustaining life form of it’s own”. (CCM Magazine) The guys are all busy with other ministries but they still continue to do a handful of concerts each year. Ed Nalle is now a pastor in Reston Virginia…Chris Davis is the Musical Director at his church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania…Paul Langford is presently a full-time freelance musician in Chicago…John Gates is now in full time radio ministry. He is the Music Director/On-Air Personality at The Bridge FM in the NJ/NY Metro area…and Don Pardoe who occasionally comes out on the road with us is the Pastor of Worship Arts at First Baptist Church in Whitehouse, Tx.
Look anywhere in the world every culture, every person, is chasing something. Each individual is looking for happiness, acceptance, or answers. The world has conditioned our culture to pursue things that will ultimately leave them empty. True fulfillment is only found in Christ. We are GodChaserz Entertainment, a Christian Music Ministry, whose purpose is to win the lost through relevant Christ centered music and to motivate listeners to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:12 says: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
We have Jesus Christ as our foundation, we are a music company here to create a pleasurable environment designed to encourage artist towards superiority, edification, attentiveness, and their complete development, all while maintaining the complete concentrate of Gospel Music.
Grapevine Records is a division of Song Garden Music Group specifically designed to meet the needs of regional artists that need to get to the next level. We evaluate and address every area of performance, business and ministry to make the artist more appealing to churches, promoters, radio and a national audience. When an artist is signed to Grapevine Records, we evaluate your live performance and focus on things that will make it better. Then we find only the best songs that lyrically fit what the artist wants to convey with a style that creates an identifiable artist. We then sit down with the artist to create a comprehensive, recoupable budget that will enable the recording to be something that helps their ministry financially rather than be a financial burden. Grapevine Records is the only label of its kind to offer financing for projects, interest free for 1 year.
We believe authentic worship is not an action on our part. Rather, it’s a reaction. Whenever we get a glimpse of the loveliness and powerfulness of our Father, there is a reaction within us. When we let it out, we can call it worship. Good worship songs give us the vehicles for those spontaneous reactions we have when we see God’s brilliance in creation and in His ways with us. His faithfulness and His generosity. We don’t worship God because we should, we worship God because we can. We have to let out the gratitude and the joy we feel for what we see, which is His kindness and love. This is not a Sunday activity, this is an everyday occurrence for those who have eyes to see that His hand is around us. Great Comfort Records will be looking for and finding those melodies, those poetic lyrics, those honest expressions, captured in song: the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sacred music for the invisible church. We will be recording them in unique and wonderfully fresh ways and offering them to you as vehicles for your own expressions to God. Our hope is that the songs resonate and ring true to your own deepest feelings of awe and gratitude for your Maker, your Father, and Jesus, your master and your friend. This is medicine for the soul.
The Grrr Records is a collective of Christian artists and musicians who work together to make quality music that encourages and challenges people to a deeper life with God. Grrr Records started as a record label formed in the late ’80s by members of Resurrection Band (AKA Rez Band) and their producer Tom Cameron. They were all a part of Jesus People USA, an intentional Christian community that is based in Chicago, IL who feel called by God to serve the poor through the homeless shelters and other community ministries of Cornerstone Community Outreach, evangelize through music and culture at Cornerstone Festival as well as through Grrr, and disciple young Christians with a discipleship training school called Project 12. Their vision to build a record label that encouraged and supported musicians who focused on ministry blossomed in the ’90s providing a vehicle for several young artists (Crashdog, Cauzin’ Effect, Grace and Glory, and Sheesh) from Jesus People USA and Glenn Kaiser’s (frontman for Resurrection Band) blues and solo career.
A collection of Hip Hop artists compelled to display the skillful art of “Hip Hop”
The legacy of our family of labels began more than 40 years ago and has been home to the majority of Southern Gospel Music Artists at one time or another. The list contains a plethora of names that have been synonymous with industry personnel and fans alike throughout the past. In the late 1960s Heartwarming Records included such names as The Rambos, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Bill Gaither Trio, The Stamps Quartet, The Imperials, The Speer Family and the Cathedral Quartet.
Created in 1992, this label was launched with top Gospel artists, The Kingsmen and The McKameys. Legendary Eldridge Fox and Mickey Gamble of then Horizon Music Group were able to put these two groups together in what would prove to be the beginning of Crossroads status as a Southern Gospel record industry leader. Horizon artists have dominated the charts for the past decade and continue to raise the bar in music production quality. Today Horizon Records continues to represent superior artists that travel the globe proclaiming Christ through their music ministries. Horizon Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Humble Beast is a collective of artists, who make music & resources. With each production, Humble Beast aims to be compelling & authentic for our culture. We pour our lives into each of these resources & in turn we give them away for free.
ILLECT Recordings is an indie hip-hop label founded in 2003. We produce music we love.
Quality music with the purpose of infiltrating music with the gospel.
In January 2005 music industry veterans Rick Greene and Jason Hollis launched Infinity Music Distribution as a partnership with one of the largest One-Stops, Central South Distribution. Based in Nashville, TN Infinity would focus on youth oriented music such as rock and hip hop.
iShine is a Christian media group dedicated to ministering to “Tweens” and their families. Tween’s are defined as children between the ages of 7 and 13, and represent the single most influential age group in the world today. Main stream media and consumer marketing groups focus their messages of identity, popularity and value predominately to the “Tween” marketplace for a reason.
Justice Road is an association of artists committed to what we refer to as the Poet-Prophet Motif. We are storytellers and poets – singer-song writers whose music is born of the love of truth and beauty in real life and commitment to the righteous cause of redemption amid all the broken pieces of this fallen world. We embrace the unique relationship between a musician and his/her larger call to mission. While there are many purposes to music – worship, entertainment, etc. – artists by their very nature, advocate. Our label is attempting to give platform not only to our artists’ art – but also to their message and individual troubadour causes.
Established in 1997 by Buddy Killen as a subunit of the Killen Music Group / Buddy Killen Enterprises and sold in late 1998 to Cal Turner III. The Killen Music Group also operated several other labels including Damascus Road Records, Praise Hymn Soundtracks, Sound Performance Soundtracks and Psalm 150 music. Damascus Road was pop oriented, and released albums by Morgan Cryar, Rhonda Gunn, Identical Strangers, and Dave Kauffman.
KrossWerdz Recordings exists to promote both individual and collaborative creativity and achievement within Hip Hop in the Australian Christian context. The underlying aim will always be to advocate and facilitate unity and community amongst Christian hip hoppers and be a presence and influence in the wider scene.
A boutique digital aggregator specializing in quality hip hop.
LifeHouse Productions is a family of creative artists committed to producing dynamic drama with a distinctly Christian worldview. They seek to develop their artists while simultaneously, stimulating and educating audiences. They utilize drama, music, and creative experiences to stand as an artistic beacon of excellence.
Monty G is no doubt one of the most influential and sought after artist in the world of gospel reggae. As a matter of fact, his years of hard work producing hardcore and award winning gospel reggae and dancehall albums is also paying off with recognition and respect now pouring in from the world of secular reggae. Though grateful for the admiration and opportunity for his music to cross the boarders into the world of secular pastures, Monty does so with God’s guidance and without compromising his Christ 4 Life base.
Our heart is for you to know the person of Jesus, to experience life with Him in a real and exciting way. That’s why our mission is to reach people, touch lives, and make a difference. Pastor Mac believes the best way to reach people is through the uncompromising Word of God, so our weekend services are central to everything we do. We have one Saturday night and two on Sunday morning; but that’s not all, Friday nights at The Fifth Service and our Wednesday midweek service are two more great opportunities to build a rock-solid foundation in the Word.
Founder Justin Murr explained of the group’s unique sound that LNJ’s larger musical purpose is “to reach a greater audience with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ! I have a dream and I know God put this dream in my heart. God is a God who answers your dreams and prayers as long as you put him first. I am confident to say I am really a nobody. For these great singers and musicians to sing on my project is a testament of his grace and mercy.” Liberty n’ Justice heads into the future to celebrate their faith through music that is “bigger and louder. Big guitars, big hooks, big vocals, and the thing that makes a LNJ project: big names!”
Lucid Artist Management serves the best interest of our clients at all times. Our approach integrates experiential marketing, strategic partnerships and business communications. We develop and manage relationships with booking agents, record companies, brand managers, publicist, and touring for some of the biggest brands in CCM community. We create and manage opportunities for our clients.Our unique resources, relationships and expertise delivers fully connected branded content, music and entertainment marketing programs that drive results for our artists.
M.A.N.D.A.T.E. (Making A Necessary Difference At The End) Records has a wide range of industry services including marketing & promotions, artists booking & management and event production. The founders of M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records are Christians who have sought to expand their relativity in the music industry by stepping out on faith to produce artists and music that share the same goals for change in the world of music.
Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.
MorningStar Records is a division of Eddie Crook Company.
The Eddie Crook Company was established in 1977 and has produced 100’s of hits in Southern Gospel music. Artist such as the Crabb Family, Carroll Roberson, Issacs, Bishops, Perrys, Booth Brothers, Heirline, Dixie Melody Boys, Dixie Echoes, Wilburns, Palmetto State Quartet, Northmen, New Ground, Anchormen, Jimmie Davis, Don Degrate, Karen Harding and many more. If you like Southern Gospel be sure to listen to the songs this company produced and enjoy a piece of music history.
The masters are controled by Godsey and Jones Resource Managament based in Nashville, TN.
Mountain Fever Records is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Mark Hodges, along with Brandon Hodges run the label and do most of the production work in their own studio.
We work hard for our artists and consider them all family, and make sure to keep the business side, a pleasant part of everyone’s lives. Our artists work with each other, for the common good of the family. That’s just how we think it should be.
Mountain Home Music Company is a premiere Bluegrass label with global distribution, representing such elite award winning artists as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Balsam Range, The Grascals, and Flatt Lonesome. Mountain Home Music Company is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Since Sackcloth Fashion, Brandon has also had his hand in many other projects at Syntax with contributions on several albums such as the Fashion Expo double CD, a first of its kind, which showcased over 60 artists from all over the country. You’ll also find him gracing the credits of several of the Syntax Records releases such as RedCloud, Man of War, and Kaboose. His first solo Piano Collection: Vol. 1. was released back in 2008, And as the work at Syntax grew, Brandon jumped on staff as the Director of Content and Operations, specializing in managing dozens of client relationships and their technical needs.
New Era Recordz is owned and was formed in 2003 by Smooth of the rap group K2S. The concept for New Era first came in 1997 when K2S released their 2nd album entitled “Welcome to the New Era” on the Metro 1 Music label. The mission of New Era Recordz is to represent the gospel with high-quality music production and heart-felt lyrics.
Not so much a label as a collective of artists Nureau Ink is under the musical guidance of Tonex also known as T.Bizzy.
Organic Records is an eclectic home for a variety of artists that are singularly unique and defy categorization. In a time when music is becoming less defined by genre, Organic artists are developing their own musical identity outside the confines of traditional classifications. Organic Records is their natural habitat. Organic Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Pinecastle Records was created nearly 22 years ago as a favor to a friend and has since grown into a legendary label with nearly 250 releases in its catalog including titles from some of the most influential musicians in the bluegrass genre such as Eddie Adcock, The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse and Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen. Pinecastle has always placed an emphasis on fostering the talents of bluegrass’ up and co and has helped with the growth of the careers of Terry Eldredge, Jesse Brock, Josh Williams, and Kristin Scott Benson,among others.
Crossroads launched Pisgah Ridge Records in 2011 to provide a home for emerging Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel artists. A&R Director Tim Surrett brings years of experience to his work with Pisgah Ridge artists; he co-founded Mountain Home, a leading Bluegrass record company, and is a founding member of Bluegrass supergroup Balsam Range. Pisgah Ridge Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Pro Piano Records grew from the concept that in the modern world of classical music, recorded music is a vital and key form of artistic expression, made all the more important by the ever present supply of conservatory students all nurtured on academically similar standards of technique and expression. It is much more realistic for an artist to breathe individually during a recording session than from the microscopic limitations of a concert stage. The public is simply too unforgiving of live performances which do not fit into their perceived mold of normalcy. However, recorded works are given the latitude of tolerance in respect to their individual creativity and expressiveness.
Rebel genius is a San Diego based indie Hip Hop and R&B record label, that specializes in creating content for listeners who desire quality music that is not only enjoyable but also filled with substance. Their goal is to provoke minds to seek truth. Their desire is to continue the good work done by artists before them, as well as reach those who may not identify with church culture. They will accomplish this by rebelling against the social norms promoted in the mainstream and replacing it with the genius message that is Jesus Christ.
Most notable for being the label that started multi-platinum band P.O.D.
Secret Stash Records is an independent record label owned and operated in Minneapolis, MN. We are dedicated to one thing, releasing great music in great collectible LP packages. Whether you are a DJ looking for rare grooves to sample, or just an average Joe looking for great music, we’ve got you covered.
A family of musicians and friends spanning the country, talented in every aspect of our culture and continuing to uplift and move forward together. As locusts, each one supports the other one. SUPPORT TRUTH IN HIP-HOP!!!
The Shake It Records Label was started by Jess Hirbe & Doc Kalmus in 1978 as a way to issue records from local no-goods – mainly The Customs. It sat dormant for most of the 1980’s until it was revived to issue The Mortals “The One” 7′ in 1993. Since then, the label’s present owners have released (or will soon release) albums, CD’s & 7’s from The Ass Ponys, Nomads, Hogscraper, Hasil Adkins, The Cowslingers, Tigerlilies, Long Gones, Thee Shams, Pearlene, Man or Astroman? Dalhart Imperials, Eric Kinsey & His Tip-Top Daddies, Crimson Sweet, Wussy, Dan Melchior, John Doe (1200 Hobos), Viva La Foxx, The Not, Glue, Customs, Mr. Dibbs, Greenhornes & more.
Skyland Records is a launch pad for promising new Southern Gospel artists. Launched in 2011, it helps artists capitalize on Crossroads’ far-reaching retail and digital distribution services. Skyland artists have the opportunity to record in Crossroads’ state-of-the-art studios, with the award-winning production team. Skyland Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Skylite is a Memphis based gospel music label started by The Statesmen Quartet and The Blackwood Brothers in 1959. Along with The Blackwood Brothers and The Statesmen Quartet, Skylite signed, among others, The Speer Family and the Oak Ridge Quartet (later renamed The Oak Ridge Boys). In 1966, the Statesmen-Blackwood team sold the record company to a group of investors led by Joel Gentry.
Amidst the popularity of The Oak Ridge Boys (specifically when they switched to country music and the hit Elvira), many compilations were made with some of the material from their Skylite recordings. Even though Oak’s baritone, William Lee Golden only appeared on two Skylite recordings, and Oak’s lead, Duane Allen only appeared on part of one, and Oak’s bass, Richard Sterban and Oaks tenor, Joe Bonsall appeared on none of these, these covers often showed the current group. Nonetheless, often the same songs are rehashed over several recordings while many others from this era are ignored. The Ken Gaub family recorded with Skylite in the early 1970s, and as Christian Rock began Eternity Express (one of the early groups) also made several records with this label.
Eventually the Sing Music Company, owned by The LeFevres, was bought and merged with Skylite as Skylite-Sing. The original masters are rumored to have been destroyed in a fire.
Song Garden Music Group focuses on Southern Gospel Music, however, we produce artists from bluegrass to praise & worship music. What makes Song Garden Music Group unique is that we not only are home to some of today’s top artists in gospel music, we have also been able to develop some of the newest, most exciting artists onto the national scene. Whether you are an established artist or a regional artist ready to take your music and ministry to the next level, you need a good team of people around you to get you there. We have been able to partner with some of the best new artists and bring them to a national audience.
Sonlite Records was born in 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee under the ownership and management of Chris White. The debut single from the label’s first artist, Cedar Ridge, was a national top 40 hit. The label’s second artist, the Kingdom Heirs, released “It’s a Matter of Time” as their debut single, and hit #2 in the charts. Sonlite quickly became an industry leader, with an early roster including current mainstays like The Kingdom Heirs, The Hoppers, Down East Boys, and the Dixie Echoes. The label continues to serve the industry and fans of the of the southern gospel genre with award winning artists. Sonlite Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
A team of people that believe every church has a distinct sound connected to the message in that house. The sound of their house is worth detecting, developing and deploying so that others may hear and follow it. We service our clients with a one-stop-shop concept in recording. From writing and arranging songs to copyrights, publishing, artwork, manufacturing and distribution – we make it simple to be successful at recording and releasing the sound of a church. We write songs from the messages being preached by the Pastor, assist in arranging the songs and prepare them for a Live Recording. Through our online school we teach worship leaders how to write songs from the message.
Streetlights is the world’s first urban audio Bible, combining the authentic Word of God in the New Living Translation with a dynamic score influenced by the cultures of the inner city. Top recording artists and accomplished music producers unite to bring you word-for-word Scripture recited to industry standard hip hop music.
Deep in the heart of San Diego, California, is hip-hop’s latest secret weapon. They’re sharp, they’re rhymes are fearless. Bringing class, purity and an unshakeable confidence to the rap world.
“Syntax” is hard to define for some. The dictionary describes it as “a connected or orderly system” or “a harmonious arrangement of parts or elements.” With that in mind, it makes sense that it was many small pieces unfolding and coming together that helped bring Syntax Records to life in 1997. What began as a dream shared between two brothers who loved music has become a force infiltrating the music business since. Syntax has developed a formula combining major market quality and production with strategic grassroots marketing and development. Their music is available worldwide and continues to be featured on major motion pictures and primetime television shows.
TAG Artist Group, LLC was formed in 2004 by industry veteran Dan Huisinga. TAG is a part of his continuing personal mission statement, “To increase the sales and marketing of Christian music throughout the world”. TAG offers a home to new and established artists who are ministering on a national level and have the ability to commit to national marketing campaigns.
The Well is a multi-site church, meaning one church in many locations. Each campus feels very different, but all share one faith, one purpose and one biblical teaching. There are different bands leading worship at each location, and we are excited to share their music with the rest of the world.
Greg McKinney, the owner of topic media, is the Minister of Music at St. Stephen’s Church of God in Christ in San Diego, CA. Greg was a mentor to Tim “rocdomz” Trudeau throughout the 90s, and taught him much of what he knows about production and the recording studio.
Urban D. has released 7 full Hip-Hop albums and performed/spoken at over 1,000 venues across the U.S. and in 6 different countries. He is looked at as a pioneer in the Christian Hip-Hop Community as he started the Flavor Fest conference, Soulmag Magazine, Authored several books. He also serves as the lead pastor at Crossover Church which is known as one of America’s most innovative churches.
Travianna Records believes that music needs no boundaries. They believe music is meant to be experienced, to be participatory—and they believe that it’s able to stretch its roots deep into your heart and plant a seed that carries the essence of all that came before and all that is yet to come.
The Tunnel Rats are founded by Dax Reynosa in the early nineteen nineties. This dynamic group consists of musicians, songwriters, MCs, producers and graphic designers.
Their debut album Exprience in 1996 made a big impression in the holyhiphop scene and is regarded as a classic by many. The Tunnel Rats consisted back then of the following members, the crew Future Shock, LPG (Dax & Jurny Big), Peace 586, Raphi and Zane.
The name Tunnel Rats is taken from the nickname of American soldiers, who needed to check tunnels on bombs in the Vietnam War. American troops were active in Vietnam from 1965, until their official withdrawal in 1973. Dax used to be a “tunnel rat”.
Unleashed Music partners with artists and labels to help develop careers, build fanbases and expand ministries. Our goal is to see your music thrive and get into the ears, hearts and minds of the people who need to hear it.
Vineyard Worship is an extension of the Vineyard church movement in the USA (Vineyard USA). The non-profit worship ministry has released over 400 albums since its launch in 1985, many of which have gone on to win industry awards and chart on Billboard.
Vineyard Worship Canada exists as an organic extension of the Vineyard church movement in Canada. We are, in a phrase, “from the church, for the Church.” We are not a music company first; we are a non-profit worship ministry. Our efforts are centered in the cultivation and the empowerment of the core value of worship in the Vineyard — or more simply put, “to help the local church experience God” — rather than solely being a profit-driven music business model.
Fans of Man of War will see him take the crazy flows they are used to and make them digestible to a wider audience. Additionally, Man of War will use his platform to share even more ground breaking artists. As a label, War Records will focus on hip-hop, soul and R&B.
WHIPLASH RECORDS is a multimedia company engaging the world with a musical language that leaves its mark. We don’t want you to be the same after you listen to our records. This is the real thing. It’s not enough for us to be a part of the Christian sub-culture anymore. In everything we do, from the way we treat the artists we work with to the way we’ve been praying for YOU we’re different. We like to think of ourselves as a microcosm of the body of Christ; all parts working together for the good of the whole and we’re crazy about it.
Mission: Developing music from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds that brings Christian people together in a common understanding and communion in their faith.
Whole World Media Group is dedicated to the creation of concept-driven rather than artist-driven product. As its name implies, Whole World Music also aims to bring a more international emphasis into the US gospel market. Whole World Music founders are Christopher Norton and Jeffery McKenzie, the former Vice president of Special Markets for Capitol Christian Music Group, who has been involved in Christian Music at wholesale and retail, both in and outside the USA since 1973.
Born and raised in rural New Hampshire, Adeem has always cut an unlikely figure in the scrappy trenches of underground hip hop. Both his solo work and his collaborations with crews like Glue have established him as a potent voice in hip hop’s world of ever-changing styles and hierarchies
Born in Greenwood Mississippi, Thisl’s family moved to St. Louis when he was two years old so his granpa could help run the family business. Living in one of the roughest cities in America insured that he would see and experience things that would cause him to grow up real fast. Robbed of child hood, while other kids were out playing, he was hustling, with grown man responsibilities. With rap music quickly growing to be the pulse and soundtrack of inner city America, it wasn’t long before the pain he felt, married the rhythm that was being pumped into him. With life all around him was so crazy, rap music became three things motivation, therapy, and a blank wall to paint pictures through the stories he told. After years of hardship, trial and now a life changing transformation, Thi’sl has set to tell the world.
Nashville-based Yancy has been writing and performing for more than 13 years, working for five years on staff as a church worship leader, then leading worship for a wide variety of ages at churches and events. She currently travels the country sharing her music by performing family concerts at churches and leading worship at conferences and camps.
Yancy has produced 10 of her own CDs, in addition to composing and arranging for other Contemporary Christian Music artists. She’s written songs with Third Day’s Mac Powell and co-wrote Avalon’s hit single “I Don’t Want to Go” as well as Jaci Velesquez’ “Something Beautiful.” Yancy recently released a new CD, Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams.
Along the way, Yancy’s written devotional books for worship teams, launched a father-daughter event with her dad, and provided church resource materials and led workshops for children’s worship leaders.