Syntax Creative We Do Good Work For Money Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Syntax Creative 32 32 Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – “Poor Boy’s Pleasure” Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:30 +0000 Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. “Longneck Blues,” featuring a duet with Ronnie Bowman, is available on iTunes today and the new album, Poor Boy’s Pleasure is available for pre-order!

“Longneck Blues” is the first single from the band’s debut album for Mountain Fever Records. Written by Mike O’Reilly, the song not only features the soulful singing of Sisk, but also his dear friend and noted singer/songwriter, Ronnie Bowman. Supported by Ramblers Choice which includes Jason Davis on banjo; Jamie Harper on Fiddle; Johnathan Dillon on mandolin; Kameron Keller on bass; and special guest Aaron Ramsey on guitar, “Longneck Blues” is just a sample of what promises to be one of the band’s best albums to date.

Radio programmers and journalists have already embraced this new music from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, giving it stellar reviews across the board:

“Junior does it again!!! He takes his unique mountain sound and delivers another solid bluegrass hit. This time, it’s with his old pal Ronnie Bowman. Double barrel staring right at ya!!!” — Buddy Michaels, Hometown Festival Radio Shows, WBAG/WKRX/WLHC/WLQC

“‘Longneck Blues’ from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice on Mountain Fever Records is unmistakably Bluegrass with a touch of Honky Tonk. Junior is singing better than ever these days, as is evidenced by ‘Longneck Blues.’ The duet style on this one with Ronnie Bowman, hearkens back to the days of Haggard and Jones. ‘Longneck’ Blues is a must have for all those who love traditional music.” — Judith Burnette, 98.1 WBRF:

“Junior Sisk is back with a new song, but that same great old time sound. And with Ronnie Bowman…? Woof!” — John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

Poor Boy’s Pleasure, the new album due for release on May 27th, is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Track Listing:

  1. Lonnie Ray (2:14)
  2. Longneck Blues (2:56)
  3. Hang A Wreath On My Door (3:12)
  4. Land On Our Feet (2:26)
  5. In This World But Not Of It (3:10)
  6. Jimmy, J.D. & Paul (2:39)
  7. Walking In The Blueridge (3:06)
  8. I Watched You Go (2:58)
  9. Poor Boy’s Pleasure (3:34)
  10. Cold In Carolina (2:30)
  11. What About Me Lord (3:49)
  12. Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow (2:53)

Dillon Reynolds – “The Living Dead” Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:00:50 +0000 Re-entering the scene, after his departure from Metal Band “Flawed By Design” (Rottweiler Records) Dillon Reynolds re-ignites his musical legacy. Based out of Mount Holly, North Carolina; Dillon flips the Acoustic Genre upside down with a unique style that can be described simply as “Dark Acoustic”.

Horror elements and imagery flood the mind when his songs are cued, and dark themes are portrayed in his realistic mindset of lyrical painting. Armed with a guitar and a message, his faith based mission is to help hurting hearts and crippled souls through music; letting everyone build up the strength they need to recover from their anxious memories.

Nothing is too hard to overcome, and nothing is too scary to talk about in the pain-fueled music that has already been heard by hundreds of ears. His signature motto “Reality isn’t always fun and games, So let me sing your pain away” is an Anthem for the voiceless, the abused, and the crippled. If you struggle then do not fear!

These tunes will pierce your heart re-assuring you that you are not alone in your battles. Each song is written by Dillon himself, and allows you to dive deep into the depths that project his ideas and his personal battle with Anxiety. Together we are strong enough to overcome, we are strong enough to win!

The Living Dead will be in stores May 21st and is available for pre-order now.

  1. As The Clock Strikes… (0:54)
  2. Out Of Time (3:33)
  3. Howling At The Moon (3:38)
  4. The Living Dead (4:34)
  5. Broken Dreams (3:27)
  6. Dear Love, (5:14)
Syntax Creative Adds Children’s Music Arm Of Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:04:12 +0000 Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Elevation Church, which Outreach Magazine named in 2015 the 15th largest church in America. Pastored by Steven Furtick, the multi-site church with 20,000 weekly attendees calls over a dozen locations home, including its base in Matthews, North Carolina. Elevation Church will release its second Kids Worship album, One In a Million, worldwide on April 29, which is available for pre-order now at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

“I’m really excited about the release of our second Kids album,” Furtick said. “Our teams have done an amazing job putting this project together and I believe One In a Million is an album of worship that will have the whole family singing together!”

“We want to leverage digital media as much as we can to share the Gospel,” Elevation Family Pastor Frank Bealer said. “Elevation Church has become known for powerful worship experiences and a kids ministry that ‘Engages Kids & Empowers Family,’ and we will continue to press on to embody those attributes.”

“Elevation Church is organized and innovative,” Syntax CEO Timothy Trudeau said. “It’s rare to see that much vision combined with that much execution. I am looking forward to helping them fulfill their mission.”

Elevation Church’s first Kids album, Undefeated, topped iTunes’s top-selling children’s music chart and charted on Billboard. Endorsements of its music have come from NewSpring, Saddleback, NorthPoint and Hillsong Kids.

“I’ve been looking for a way to partner with Syntax Creative,” Bealer said. “I believe that they will help us improve our marketing and distribution.”

“After meeting with the staff in person, I could tell that they were exactly the kind of organization we would want to partner with,” Trudeau said. “I appreciate their work ethic, creativity and desire to create high quality art.”

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. To learn more, visit:

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms and marketing agencies, representing more than 120 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Crossroads Label Group, Central South, Daywind Records, Free Chapel, Frontline Worship, CAJO Records, Crossover Church, Discovery House and Fearless Music, among others. To learn more, visit:

Elevation Church Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:00:08 +0000 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.

The Honeycutters – “On the Ropes” Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:26 +0000 The Honeycutters have a voice you can’t ignore; a voice of persistence, of struggle and of hope, a voice that leads the new music movement erupting out of Asheville, NC. Poised to release their 4th studio album On the Ropes worldwide on May 20th and available for pre-order now.

Nashville’s Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst says principal songwriter and frontwoman, Amanda Anne Platt “has a voice that’s complex, sweet and aching. Even more potently, she writes songs that folks are citing as up there with the best of the field, such as Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams.”

On the Ropes has thirteen tracks of all original material with the exception of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” a song Amanda has been playing since before she moved to Asheville. She says, “We’ve had a number of people ask us to record our version, so here ’tis.” Special guests on the album include Amanda’s father Mark Platt on harmonica, Jeff Collins on piano, and Jason Webb on Hammond B-3 Organ. “The Handbook” features the lovely ladies of Sweet Claudette on vocals: Dulci Ellenberger, Melissa Hyman, and Amber L. Sims.On the Ropes was produced by Amanda Anne Platt and Tim Surrett and engineered and mastered by Van Atkins at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC.

  1. On the Ropes (3:15)
  2. Blue Besides (4:59)
  3. Golden Child (3:34)
  4. The Handbook (3:04)
  5. The Only Eyes (3:17)
  6. Back Row (4:40)
  7. Useless Memories (5:25)
  8. Piece of Heaven (4:05)
  9. Let’s Get Drunk (4:46)
  10. 500 Pieces (3:44)
  11. Ache (3:43)
  12. Hallelujah (8:03)
  13. Barmaid’s Blues (6:49)
Season Premiere of Mann & Wife Reaches Nearly One Million Viewers Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:00:28 +0000 The second season premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s original series Mann & Wife on Tuesday, April 5 combined to reach nearly one million unduplicated viewers while setting series records in the delivery of key adult demographics.

The total audience reach was up +21% vs. the series premiere last year and the 9:00 p.m. (ET) airing was the most-watched telecast of Mann & Wife ever among P18-49 (+39%), W18-49 (+11%) and P25-54 (+48%).  The show also skewed younger than season one, with an average median age of 36 years old (vs. 40 years in S1.)

Mann & Wife was a top three program Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. with P18-49 (#3) and P25-54 (#2) in African-American delivery among all ad supported cable networks, topping such other shows as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo and Dance Moms on Lifetime. Bounce TV also ranked among the top five in AA delivery among P25-54 in the time period, in the company of ESPN, TNT and ahead of more than 90 other cable networks.

Real-life husband and wife team David Mann and Tamela Mann star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. The half-hour situation comedy follows their characters — newlywed, second-chance sweethearts Daniel and Toni Mann — as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Mann & Wife Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a prime-time play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s Saints & Sinners – the first-ever original scripted drama series by an emerging broadcast network – is halfway through its eight-episode first season and continues to set network records for viewership.

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

Syntax Creative Partners With Music Veterans Of Great Comfort Records Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:03:04 +0000 Syntax Creative is delighted to announce a new deal with Great Comfort Records, a South Jersey-based record label founded by accomplished artists Lenny and Daniel Smith, who are father and son. Lenny’s classic 1974 hymn “Our God Reigns” has been translated into 50 languages, appears on 30 albums and is in 40 songbooks and hymnals, while Daniel remains the frontman for his rock group Danielson, which was formerly under Tooth & Nail Records. Lenny wrote his first Scripture song in 1965, and the family’s musical legacy is still building.

“Great Comfort Records is continuing to release albums,” Daniel Smith said. “In 2016, we will be releasing Lenny Smith’s new album, Rachel’s new album, and we are planning to release the first of many thematic compilations of worship songs by various singers and songwriters.”

“At Syntax, we value artists who value creativity,” Syntax Creative CEO Tim Trudeau said, “and the Smith family has brought a dedication to uniqueness for decades.”

Founded in 2009, Great Comfort’s roster of artists features Lenny Smith, his daughter, Rachel, Glen Galaxy, Bifrost Arts and Frog in the Reeds.

When “Our God Reigns” began to be used in songbooks and on albums, Lenny established his own publishing company called New Jerusalem Music. He represents nearly two dozen acts — among them Sufjan Stevens, Danielson, Half Japanese, Espers and The Welcome Wagon — and has landed over 80 different movie, television and advertisement placements.

“In our research, we noticed that Syntax represents several companies that we think highly of,” Daniel said. “We are delighted to be associated with this group of labels. Syntax will give our music a broader appeal and wider reach.”

“We’re excited to help introduce the Smith family’s unique brand to a larger audience,” Trudeau said. “We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

Great Comfort Records is a South Jersey-based, gospel record label founded in 2009 by Lenny and Marian, as well Daniel and Elin Smith. Their roster of artists includes Lenny Smith, Rachel, Glen Galaxy, Bifrost Arts and Frog in the Reeds. To learn more, visit:

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms and marketing agencies, representing more than 125 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Central South, Crossroads Label Group, Daywind Records, Saddleback Church, Elevation Church, Answers In Genesis, Pinecastle Records and Canon Press, among others. To learn more, visit:

Introducing the Listener Network from Rhapsody Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:20:03 +0000 Rhapsody/Napster announces a new social platform and set of features designed to provide the best listening experience for music lovers around the world. Dubbed the “Listener Network,” the new community and product enhancements make it easier for listeners to connect and share with friends while discovering new music, playlists, and fans with similar music tastes.


  • Trending Today: Hear new music every day and listen to a playlist of trending music created just for you based on songs favorited by your friends and listeners like you.
  • Music From Listeners Like Me: Discover trending music through playlists generated by the Listener Network’s top tracks and the most active listeners of your favorite genre.


  • Top Charts: Access a comprehensive list of your most-played songs, artists and albums.
  • Find Your Music Match: Measure your music compatibility with friends and other subscribers. Powered by our patent-pending Music Intelligence Engine™, a proprietary tool that uses an algorithm to generate a Music Match based on individual music interests and compare your taste overlap to other listeners. Music Match also allows you to get a custom playlist generated from friends and fans with similar tastes and is a great way to discover new music you’ll love. Music Match also allows you to see which friends and listeners are listening to a specific artist.


  • Showcase Your Music Personality: Broadcast your music tastes with an auto-generated collage at the top of your profile that features artwork from your most played artists. Customize your profile image and screenname, and make your profile public so that other listeners can see what you’re listening to. Find and follow friends with Facebook friends lookup or through a direct user search.
  • Publish Playlists and Follow Others’ Playlists: Share playlists with your friends and music matches. Our new social sharing features let you select which playlists you want to make public so that you can publish your playlists via SMS, Facebook and Twitter. Follow any public playlist from other Rhapsody/Napster users or tap into freshly curated content from our music editors. Get social notifications when other music fans follow you, publish playlists or choose favorite tracks.

“As we celebrate 15 years in music streaming, today’s update continues our ongoing commitment to bring you closer to your friends and favorite artists, making it easier to discover new and trending music,” Nathan Rozendaal, Director of Product at Rhapsody/Napster, said. “Like a Tinder for music lovers, we’re helping fans around the world find their music match and create the best community for music discovery, listening and sharing.”

Rhapsody International is the parent company of leading streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster. Available in more than 34 countries, including the U.S., Europe and Latin America, Rhapsody and Napster give members ad-free access to more than 35 million songs. Whether they’re listening on their phone, at home, work, or in the car, Rhapsody and Napster go where our members go. Our expert team of editors create a curated music experience that makes it easy for members worldwide to discover and enjoy new music with our playlists, reviews and radio stations — anytime and anywhere.

Great Comfort Records Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:56:30 +0000 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.

Vital Worship – “Songs for the Living King, Vol. 2” Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:16:29 +0000 Songs for the Living King, Vol. 2 is the follow up to the Dove nominated 2014 release, Vital Worship: Songs for the Living King. This compilation showcases songs being featured in worship services across the country, in an effort to promote a wider recognition of the songs to the body of Christ.  These songs were written and recorded by up-and-coming worship leaders of growing churches as well as worship leaders from nationally recognized churches such as LifeChurch, Long Hollow Baptist Church, World Outreach Church and Lake Pointe Church to name a few.

Songs for the Living King, Vol. 2 will be in stores worldwide April 25th.

  1. For All Seasons – “King Forever” (4:02)
  2. Josh Bayne & The Classic City Collective – “My God is Stronger” (3:52)
  3. Danny Davis & Lake Pointe Worship – “My Hope is You” (4:53)
  4. Todd Wright – “O Blessed Tree” (3:22)
  5. People of the Earth – “That’s Who Jesus Is” (5:00)
  6. Chris Lockwood – “Victory is Yours” (3:40)
  7. Justin Kintzel – “We Are Yours” (4:37)
  8. Brandon Sharp – “You Hold Everything” (4:50)
  9. Hearts of Saints – “Your Great Love” (4:28)
  10. Benji Cowart – “Scandalous” (4:36)