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November, 2012


*Friday, November 30, 2012*

Sarah MacIntosh
Singer/songwriter Sarah Macintosh and her husband, producer Jonny Macintosh have launched Listener Kids, an interactive, online company for children. Through Listener Kids, children can access Christ-centered and age-appropriate original content by way of music, videos and apps. The Macintosh's created Listener Kids to teach children Christian values from the early stages of life. At this time, Listener Kids offers two music videos, "Jesus Loves Me" and "There Is A Star...
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The Fold
Former Tooth & Nail Records rock band The Fold are getting ready to record their fourth full-length studio album, but they need your help! The band released two albums with their previous label, This Too Shall Pass (2006) and Secrets Keep You Sick (2007), before releasing Dear Future, Come Get Me on their own in 2009. It's been three years and it's time for their new project, intriguingly titled Moving Past. On their Kickstarter campaign page for the album, the band has posted a video announcing this project...
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Andrew Peterson
Show Hope™ has announced they will continue their partnership with Andrew Peterson to help reach audiences with opportunities to care for orphans. Show Hope will sponsor Peterson, who is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and award-winning author, as he kicks off his 13th Annual Behold The Lamb of God Christmas Tour, which opened Wednesday evening. This fall he wrapped up his first official tour as a Show Hope artist, the 14-city Light For The Lost Boy Tour. On the nationwide tour Peterson was joined by indie-rock trio CALEB, where each night they shared about the orphan care ministry of Show Hope in hopes of raising sponsors to help provide orphans with families and...
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*Thursday, November 29, 2012*

Britt Nicole
Capitol Records is gearing up for the release of the stunning new album from Britt Nicole, a Nashville-based artist who marks the label's latest pop singer/songwriter signing. Due out February 26th, the newly repackaged Gold which was released on Sparrow Records in March 2012 and debuted at number 41 on the Top 100 Billboard Chart signals Britt's emergence as a pop phenom of uncommon substance and soul. The follow-up to Britt's sophomore effort The Lost Get Found (a 2009 release that debuted on the Top 100 Billboard Chart), Gold...
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Red
Whatever you thought you knew about Essential Records rock band Red, think again. In fact, that’s exactly what the four-man alternative rock band wants you to do with every track on its fourth project Release The Panic...think again. Think past your first blush take on Red’s lyrical ideas, think beyond the signature aggressive paint-peeling riffs and new-found evocative grooves, and think through the universality of struggle, pain and ultimately hope living in these new songs. Teaming with legendary producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry...
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Hillsong United
After a two-year wait for the next original UNITED project, the band has announced the February 26, 2013 release of Zion, which will be the 12th full-length album and third studio recording from the band. This new studio album follows the highly impactful 2011 release Aftermath, which topped the charts internationally and was their highest selling album to date. To label the new album as a fresh sound is to understate the originality that is Zion...
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The first-ever Hillsong Conference launches in the United States in October 2013 making stops in New York and Los Angeles. Ticket presales for the conference begin November 30 with a public on-sale date beginning December 3, 2012. Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston will be hosting this conference together with Christine Caine, Carl Lentz, Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Hillsong United and Hillsong LIVE. In each city, the conference...
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*Wednesday, November 28, 2012*

Third Day
Third Day launched its 12th studio project Miracle, with the powerful, "I Need A Miracle," on September 14. This week the song claims the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Audience Chart marking more than 51 million cumulative impressions to date. While the band is known as a radio hit-maker, this particular No. 1 made its way to the top in a season dominated by holiday music. "This song is special to us because it was inspired by a story shared by one of our fans," shares Third Day's lead singer, Mac Powell. "It's about how music, and the great work of our friends at radio, can offer hope...
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TFK
Modern rock favorites THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its first remix EP, Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes, Vol. 1, as an exlusive to digital retailers, including iTunes®, Amazon.com and others, on Dec. 4. The EP features 5 songs from the independently released, 5-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin, by noted remix geniuses Steve Sidelnyk, Rob Persaud, Robbie Bronnimann, Andy Hunter and Solomon Olds...
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Project 86
Andrew Schwab's long-awaited new book titled The Tin Soldiers in now available in print and on e-formats for Kindle and iPad. Having developed a unique platform with his band Project 86 and through his writing for outlets such as Relevant, AP, Time Life, Charisma, CCM, etc along with his own blog and 4 other books Schwab writes with a heart for a generation of lost and purposeless young adults, specifically young men. After working in church ministry for six years and touring with his band for the last sixteen, Schwab has been immersed in a world of hurting men and has seen first hand what challenges they face. "I have a heart for these guys. I want to see them embraced and encouraged rather than labeled 'unreachable'-which is what many...
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Capital Kings
The highly buzzed about electronic-pop duo Capital Kings (Cole Walowac and Jon White) is ringing in the New Year with their self-titled debut album, Capital Kings on January 8, 2013. The D.C. natives are bringing out all the shots on their first project with 10 tracks of non-stop, deliriously catchy songs. Joining to help launch their debut is an impressive list of guest artists including TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Royal Tailor and Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5. The duo co-produced the majority of the album with producers David Garcia (TobyMac, Britt Nicole) and Joshua Silverberg (Luminate, Deas Vail). The lyric video for their brand new single, "You'll Never Be Alone...
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RSJ
Grammy award-winning artist Rebecca St. James has topped the Christian charts with her number one singles and has reached teens with her numerous bestselling books. Now, she is aiming her powerful voice at children as she brings new life to a beloved Christmas carol on the bonus CD that is part of a stunningly beautiful picture book illustrated by Anna Vojtech. With singing and narration by St. James, "The Friendly Beasts" published this holiday season by Zonderkidz, pays charming tribute to the traditional Christmas carol of the same name...
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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors announce new studio album Good Light, set for release February 26, 2013 on Magnolia Music. Recorded live at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Good Light arrives shortly following Drew's 30th birthday and the birth of his first child, daughter Emmylou, with wife and band-mate Ellie Holcomb. "This album perfectly tells the story of this new stage in my life," explains Drew. "I think about my daughter every time I sing the title track, how I want to sing it over her when she is old enough to start...
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*Tuesday, November 27, 2012*

Manafest
BEC Recordings' Artists Manafest, KJ-52 and 7eventh Time Down are joining AIR1's Brant Hansen on the "Club Awesome LIVE Tour" beginning this Friday, November 30 in San Antonio, TX. Each night will be a dance party with a purpose: to help heal kids in the developing world through CURE International. CURE International heals the sick and proclaims the kingdom of God. It is the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the emerging world. The goal of this tour is to join together...
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Lifehouse
Geffen Records recording artists Lifehouse will release their first new album in over two years and their sixth overall on December 11th titled: Almería. To celebrate the band has scheduled two special performances for release week. On December 11th, Lifehouse will perform at The Gramercy in New York City and on December 18th in Los Angeles at the Troubadour. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Produced by long time collaborator Jude Cole, Almería finds Lifehouse expanding and stretching out the Lifehouse "sound...
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Cheri Keaggy
Dove Award winning recording artist and speaker Cheri Keaggy is among the musical lineup at the 2012 Cider Carols, an event scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, at Rocketown, to benefit the Hope Clinic for Women, a faith-based crisis pregnancy organization with locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Keaggy will join musical guests Jenny Gill, Jeremy Drinkwine, Kim Keyes, Sam Ashworth, and Danny Rader, guitarist for Keith Urban, for an evening of Christmas music, with Eric Wyse serving as musical director. Guests will enjoy desserts, hot cocoa, cider and wine while participating in an extensive silent auction and a Christmas marketplace with more than...
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The album Shake Heaven has been generating strong response from fans, radio and press, and now Victory World Music will release a 2-disc version on December 11, 2012 that includes a powerful live performance DVD. The taping of the DVD took place at Victory World Church in Norcross, GA and features Dove award winning guest performers, Israel Houghton, Chris August, Martha Munizzi, Rachael Lampa and Ricardo Sanchez. The video version features 3 new additional songs that include...
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*Monday, November 26, 2012*

The Rocket Summer
2012 has been a very busy year for Bryce Avary the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist known as The Rocket Summer. A year which included self releasing the highly acclaimed full length album Life Will Write The Words, debuting 4 music videos from the album, headlining two successful tours across the US, touring New Zealand for the first time, and supporting Switchfoot across the US and Canada. To wrap up the busy and personally historic year, The Rocket Summer will give fans new music to enjoy well into 2013. On December 18th, THE ROCKET SUMMER will release CARS AND THE PIXIES (HAPPY NEW YEAR)...
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Karyn Williams
Inpop recording artist Karyn Williams is taking her message in support of adoption to New York City tomorrow, since November is National Adoption Month. First, she will appear on the high-profile national morning program Fox & Friends at 7:40 am EST and then that evening on WNBC's NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough around 7:30 pm EST. Williams will be appearing with her father, Pat Williams founder and Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, as they tell America about their family's adoption story...
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As we enter the holiday season, Show Hope is sharing a unique gift idea for families and friends - a gift that can literally change an orphan's life forever. Now in its second year, Show Hope is promoting their Gifts of Hope campaign where you can directly impact a child's life by giving a gift from the Show Hope Gift Catalog. Last year, hundreds of Show Hope sponsors and supporters made the decision to do something different to celebrate Christmas for friends and family through the first year of the Gifts of Hope campaign. With contributions totaling more than $100,000, hundreds of waiting children from around the world received the hope of a forever family restored through...
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Mars Hill Music is preparing to release the debut Christmas project from the band Kings Kaleidoscope, tomorrow, November 27. The EP, titled Joy Has Dawned, tells the epic story of Christ's birth; the glorious, mind-blowing mystery of God becoming man to save the world. The album will be available for sale on iTunes and at marshill.com/music. Kings Kaleidoscope is based at Mars Hill Church Ballard, just north of Seattle. Made up of over a dozen eclectic musicians, Kings has created a sound that is achieving a following all their own. Like many of the other Mars Hill artists, Kings is dedicated to bringing new life to old hymns that are steeped in sound doctrine. Melding these beautiful classic...
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*Friday, November 23, 2012*

Justin McRoberts
As we gear up for Christmas now that Thanksgiving has concluded (and many of us have moved up a belt size), Justin McRoberts is offering his two Christmas EPs - from 2006 and 2008 - in a special bundle as a pay-what-you-want option on Noisetrade. However, there's a special little catch. As McRoberts has noted on Facebook, you can "even help Compassion International care for moms and kids when you tip." So please take a moment to check out the EP, download it, and offer a tip to the artist to help support Compassion! Check it out here: http://noisetrade.com/justinmcroberts...
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*Wednesday, November 21, 2012*

Slospeak Records just announced the November 27th release of Slospeak Christmas Volume 1. The 12 track sampler features classic Christmas tunes re-recorded to showcase each artists' style. In addition to Slospeak artists and other indie acts, Relient K (Mono vs Stereo), House of Heroes (Gotee Records), Deas Vail (Mono vs Stereo) and Matt Shelton (of The Wedding / Tooth&Nail) contribute songs to the album. To preview the record, Slospeak will offer two songs on noisetrade, free of charge, on Black Friday and two more on Cyber Monday...
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*Tuesday, November 20, 2012*

Sarah Kelly
Grammy-nominated, former Gotee Records solo artist Sarah Kelly has been busy this year with plans developing her own music school and is excited to announce the launch of the Sarah Kelly Online Songwriting School. Check out the official announcement below: "Hi Friends! A long time dream of mine is finally coming true. My husband Jonas and I finished filming and are...
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The seventh full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York, releases today amidst acclaim at digital and physical retailers everywhere with special CD packaging, including an embossed sleeve and foldout poster, at both Christian and mainstream retail stores. Recorded live during Jesus Culture's conference at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York June 28-30, 2012, this new double-CD captures a dynamic collaboration of voices who have helped shape, and continue to inspire...
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World-renown guitar aficionado, JASON TRUBY (P.O.D., Living Sacrifice), has released his fifth solo album, a collection of songs about faith, family, hope, struggles, and life 20 years in the making. Out today, Our Time Here goes back to Truby's singer-songwriter roots and features a special appearance from long-time friend, Phil Keaggy. The album is available for digital download through iTunes...
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Matt Redman
Hailed as one of the most influential songwriters of this generation, worship leader Matt Redman's indelible impact resonates through his remarkable songs. Beginning this week, some of his favorite classics can now be found together in his newest project, Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection. Included on the GRAMMY® nominated and award-winning songwriter's album is the radio version of Redman's No. 1 single, "10,000 Reasons...
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NewSong
GRAMMY®-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong is set to star in their debut Christmas DVD and television special, to be filmed Wednesday, November 28 in Nashville. Free and open to the public, “NewSong’s Very Merry Christmas Live” will begin at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.) at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Featuring a guest appearance by Annie Wolaver of the Annie Moses Band, the special is slated to release...
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*Monday, November 19, 2012*

toby
It's been quite a year for five-time GRAMMY® Award winner TobyMac with his new album EYE ON IT hitting No. 1 on the overall Billboard Top 200, multiple national television appearances including Fox & Friends, Good Morning America and The View and featured media spotlights in Billboard Magazine, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine and Time.com, among others. Now, to add to his whirlwind year, TobyMac has garnered his first career American Music Award. The multi-platinum selling artist received the award for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary/Inspirational category last night at the 40th annual American Music Awards. The annual award show was broadcasted live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A...
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Mark Schultz
Platinum selling artist Mark Schultz will ring in the holiday season with his upcoming Christmas tour, "What Do You Give A King?" which kicks-off in Nashville, TN on November 30. Artists Luminate, Kerrie Roberts and Karyn Williams will join Schultz in the line-up for the "What Do You Give A King?" Christmas Tour. For more information on the tour, visit: www.MarkSchultzMusic.com. Schultz recently released his anticipated first album in three years All Things Possible...
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*Friday, November 16, 2012*

Family Force 5
NGEN radio is inviting you to our brand new sweaty electric dance party and radio show called PHENOMENON, hosted by none other than Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5! PHENOMENON is celebrating that we are Alive in Christ, while going mental to hot remixes and energetic dance tracks. Tune in to NGEN radio EVERY FRIDAY night at 10pm Central for a life-changing movement, and an hour of ridiculous fun...
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Family Christian, the nation's largest Christian retail chain with 280 stores in 36 states, announced today that its management team has partnered with a group of Atlanta-based Christian businessmen to acquire the company from its private equity owners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Under the new ownership, Family Christian's pledge is to contribute 100% of its profits to Christian causes and, specifically, ministries serving widows and orphans both in the U.S. and abroad. Family...
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Born and raised in the Pennsylvania Rust Belt, Those Who Fear are coming out swinging with the blue collar work ethic of their hometown, Pittsburgh, PA staunchly ingrained in them. Their brand of east coast hardcore comes at you like a wall of sound, and Those Who Fear make no apologies for the message behind the music. "The power behind our message is our main drive. Without that we'd be just another band." Those Who Fear self-released an EP in 2011 and hit the road hard, touring all over the US. Now the band...
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Keith and Kristyn Getty
Internationally renowned modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty are set to bring their popular "Joy - An Irish Christmas" Tour to 18 stateside cities this holiday season. Presented in partnership with Compassion International and Redeemer Seminary, the tour will launch November 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. With slated stops at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; Houston's Cullen Theater at Wortham Center; the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida; and the Durham Performing Arts Center in...
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*Thursday, November 15, 2012*

Disciple
Disciple knew there was no better way to kick off their latest project, O God Save Us All, than by rockin' out at a CD release party in Music City on Monday night. Along with the packed house, fans across the globe were able to watch the band's performance in Nashville, TN via live stream as Disciple played tracks from the new album along with fan favorites. Following the success of their 2010 release, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, Disciple's new album consists of a tight...
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*Wednesday, November 14, 2012*

MercyMe
The "Rock & Worship Roadshow" embarks on its fifth annual tour this spring with a new group of all-star musicians including MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Tedashii, Kutless, Family Force 5, Luminate, Adam Cappa, Rhett Walker Band and Tim Timmons. This tour follows the very successful 2012 "Roadshow" which was named one of Pollstar's Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year 2012. Compassion International and Grand Canyon University will serve as this year's sponsors for the tour. Compassion International...
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California Metal titans IMPENDING DOOM have announced THE CHAOS REBORN TOUR running this winter in continuous support of their hard hitting record, "Baptized In Filth." Support will come from THICK AS BLOOD, FIT FOR A KING, THE BROWNING, HEARTS & HANDS and label mates THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE. The band released their latest record "Baptized in Filth" earlier this year. Produced by Andreas Magnusson and Machine, this is the bands fourth full length and most ferocious effort to date...
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*Tuesday, November 13, 2012*

Crowder
Today, November 13, critically acclaimed artist and songwriter David Crowder will release his first solo effort with an exclusive live iTunes® Session. Recorded at the storied Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood, Crowder: iTunes® Session delivers nine stripped down, organic tracks to many of Crowder's most loved originals. The live session includes hit songs such as "How He Loves," "O Praise Him," "No One Like You" and "Let Me Feel You Shine," as well as a brand new recording by Crowder of the classic hymn "The Old Rugged Cross," first performed at a Good Friday gathering at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA...
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Audio Adrenaline
The Hands and Feet Project, founded by Audio Adrenaline in 2004, cares for 100 orphaned and abandoned children in the southern region of Haiti. Hands and Feet strives to provide family-style care for each child, giving each boy and girl the opportunity to reach their God given potential. However, our Children's Villages have reached their capacity. Sadly, we've had to turn away hundreds of children in need just in the past few months. The need is urgent! With your help, we can double our capacity to care by building two more Children's Villages...
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Sanctus Real
Due to increasing demand, K-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment are adding three dates to the Acoustic Christmas Tour which kicks off November 29 in Oklahoma City, OK. The tour featuring Sanctus Real, Sidewalk Prophets and Dara Maclean will also visit newly added cities: Reno, NV, on Dec. 10, Midland, TX, on Dec. 15 and San Antonio, TX, on Dec. 16. In addition to the creative evening of music, Survive to Five, a World Vision program will be the ministry focal point. World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children...
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On November 25th, Billboard charting Annie Moses Band will debut the music video for their first radio single "Blush" on Great American Country television (GAC). Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. To coincide with the music video debut, Annie Moses Band has launched a pledge titled "Blush Beliefs," where listeners can show their support for the values behind the song. "Blush" was originally released on the band's album, Pilgrims & Prodigals, which hit stores this past September...
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Chris Tomlin
As one of the most acclaimed worship leaders of our time, Chris Tomlin is set to deliver his newest studio set, Burning Lights, on Jan. 8, continuing his efforts of crafting songs for the church that cross cultures and generations. The internationally renowned Grammy® winner, whose venerable career has yielded widely known worship anthems such as "How Great Is Our God," "Holy Is the Lord" and "Jesus Messiah," has given voice to the Church...
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Premier Christian Cruises unveils its newest "concept" inclusive, themed destination vacation -the Illuminate Vacation. The themed destination experience is offered by Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resorts from July 28, 2013 through August 3, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. Premier Christian Cruises is taking reservations for Illuminate Vacation now, and space is limited. "Illuminate is what the Holy Spirit does to his children to make us more like Christ when He illuminates our hearts toward His will...
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Christian music industry veteran Mike Smith has announced the launch of Artist Management Training Course. Hosted by the thirty-year music industry veteran, Artist Management Training Course is designed for those seeking a career as an artist manager, as well as for artists that want a better understanding of the industry and proven tools to move themselves forward. In this unique on-demand video teaching program, Smith has captured everything he knows about artist management. Smith and Kyle Johnson, artist manager with Michael Smith and Associates, sit and talk with...
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*Monday, November 12, 2012*

Integrity Music announces the Jan. 15, 2013 release of Limitless, a new 13-track CD and bonus DVD from Melbourne, Australia's Planetshakers, the country's largest youth and young adult movement. The 25th album from Planetshakers, Limitless features the driving title song that hits CHR radio this Friday and becomes the first music video from the recording, which can be seen now at http://www.youtube.com/user/planetshakerstv. Recorded live at this year's Planetshakers Conference, Limitless offers up new songs of passionate...
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Mainstream artists often shy away from topics regarding the spiritual, however Doug Van Pelt, editor and founder of HM Magazine, has a history of opening up the conversation with even the most skeptical of artists. Now Van Pelt has published his third book - Rock Stars on God, Volume Two (HM Press, 2012) to continues the popular series that debuted with Relevant Books' 2004 release - Rock Stars on God. "The series started with the assumption that we'd put out several volumes to cover...
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*Saturday, November 10, 2012*

Code Of Ethics
Razzbarry Records would like to wish everyone A Very Razzbarry Christmas. A VERY RAZZBARRY CHRISTMAS is a four song compilation of favorite Holiday Tunes as performed by Razzbarry artists The Great Transparency, Temple Veil, and Code of Ethics. This is available for free at www.noisetrade.com/razzbarry. From all of us at RAZZBARRY have a blessed Holiday season and Happy New Year...
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*Friday, November 9, 2012*

Plumb
After taking a 5 year hiatus from touring to focus on raising her family, PLUMB is back in an impressive way, hitting #1 on the Billboard Christian CHR chart for her single Need You Now (How Many Times). The single is moving into the Top 10 at AC this week as well, and is listed on the #2 New and Active on the Billboard Soft AC/Inspo Chart. "Need You Now was born out of anxiety and panic attacks I had as a teenager...
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Lifehouse
Geffen Records recording artists Lifehouse will release their first new album in over two years and their sixth overall on December 11th titled: Almería. Produced by long time collaborator Jude Cole, Almería finds Lifehouse expanding and stretching out the Lifehouse "sound." The video for the first single "Between The Raindrops" makes its debut today. The song and video also features Natasha Bedingfield. You can watch it here: http://vevo.ly/TuZKSu. Lifehouse: singer Jason Wade, drummer Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr., bassist Bryce Soderberg and guitarist Ben Carey...
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The City Harmonic
Integrity Music artists The City Harmonic ("Manifesto," "Mountaintop" "Holy (Wedding Day)") and Ben Cantelon ("Savior of the World," "Love Came Down") were recently honored at the 34th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards, the national awards ceremony celebrating the best of Canadian Gospel music. Last year, The City Harmonic won three Covenant Awards in the categories of New Artist of the Year, Recorded Song of the Year and Modern Worship Song of the Year, the latter two for their break-out song...
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Manafest
BEC Recordings' and international rock artist Manafest was honored with his 9th GMA Covenant Award this week for "Recorded Song of the Year" with the song "Never Let You Go" off of his fifth studio album Fighter. Fans can view this award winning song's music video here: "Never Let You Go". Currently Manafest is climbing the radio charts at CHR with the current single "Human." This week at CHR the song was the most added including an add at Air 1...
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Sandi Patty
Like most everyone in the United States, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb watched as Hurricane Sandy ripped through many areas wreaking havoc and devastation on communities in the path of the storm. One of the hardest hit areas was the New York area. Sandi and Jason are deeply saddened by the affects of Hurricane Sandy in the NYC / NJ area and are reaching out to help in their own special way. Teaming up with Calvary Baptist Church and in partnership with World Vision, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will bring their holiday tour, "A Christmas Celebration," to New York City for a special benefit performance on November 24th. All proceeds to be given to World Vision for their relief efforts in the NY and NJ area to aid those still in need from the devastating results of Hurricane Sandy...
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downhere
As Centricity Music's high-profile band Downhere comes to the end of their 12-year career as a group, the band won three major categories at the GMA 2012 Covenant Awards in Canada. Downhere was nominated in eight categories and walked away with trophies for Album of the Year (On The Altar Of Love), Group Of The Year and Male Vocalist Of The Year (Marc Martel). The band also performed their last single at the award's ceremony, Rest, which was nominated as Song Of The Year and Recorded Song Of The Year. It's a fitting tribute for the group who has been one of the most celebrated rock bands in the Christian music industry...
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*Thursday, November 8, 2012*

toby
The top-ranked Winter Jam Tour Spectacular unveiled its highly-anticipated 2013 artist and city line-up during a special event held last week at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong, promoted by Premier Productions and presented by World Vision, the Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular will be headlined by GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac...
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*Wednesday, November 7, 2012*

Warren Barfield
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Warren Barfield will be a featured guest on "The 700 Club" this Friday. One of the longest running programs in broadcast history seen daily by approximately 1 million viewers, "The 700 Club" airs at 10 a.m., 11 p.m., and 3 a.m. EST on ABC Family Channel, and 3 p.m. EST on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). In addition, the show airs on DIRECTV and Dish Network, and can be viewed online at www.cbn.com. Barfield will perform "The Right Time" from his recently-released recording, Redbird, on the broadcast...
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Dynasty has announced the release of their new album Beyond Measure. Twelve tracks of furious L.A. hardcore featuring Wu Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck, Martin Stewart of Terror, Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant, Roger Miret of Agnostic Front and Jesse Burnett of Stick To Your Guns. Dynasty has raised the bar on Beyond Measure. The album was recorded with Andrew Glover at Sound Temple Studio with band members working overtime to accomplish the end result they envisioned. Says guitarist...
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*Tuesday, November 6, 2012*

Matt & Toby
Matt & Toby released a video for "Life Of The Party," which comes off of the duo's upcoming self-titled debut album on Tooth & Nail Records that will be released on Nov. 19th. The video contains humorous antics of Matt & Toby along with footage of their Living Room Tour, in which they have private performances in fans' houses for a select amount of people. Matt & Toby, better known as the vocalists and lead guitarist of emo band Emery, began what they thought was going to be an acoustic Emery record...
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Mac Powell
Mac Powell debuts two new songs on Hallmark Channel's new talk show, Marie, hosted by international superstar Marie Osmond. Tune in Thursday, November 8 at Noon Eastern/11:00 AM CST to see Powell and guitarist/producer Jason Hoard perform "June Bug" and "Mississippi" from Mac's self-titled debut solo CD. "What an honor to have been on the show and meet Marie Osmond," says Powell. "She is truly an American icon and no doubt, the sweet and kind, "girl next door" that you deep down really hope that she would be...
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Family Force 5
Family Force 5 made some fun announcements for fans today, including a new Christmas tour, auctions for the band's music video wardrobes, and more. Check 'em out below... "Deck the halls and jingle-jangle the bells...we're about to bring you the best Christmas party of all time. To quote Crouton, it's the Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant Tour y'all! We're pumped about this thang, and this time we are joined by some of the coolest bands we've ever had on the tour: Rapture Ruckus, Capital Kings, and Everyday Sunday...
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*Monday, November 5, 2012*

Hyland
Tooth & Nail's Hyland released a video for "Beauty In The Broken" which comes from the group's recently released album Finding Our Way. The Minneapolis, MN natives recorded the album in Chico, CA and Nashville, TN. In support of it, Hyland toured the majority of September and October on "The Believer Tour" with Kutless, Fireflight, Rhett Walker Band, and Eric Samuel Timm. Hyland grabbed Tooth & Nail's attention with the group's EP Quotients...
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In case you missed the broadcast of Third Day performing on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" last week, we've got a link and photos for you! Please feel free to repost (#Miracle @ThirdDay @JayLeno) and remember MIRACLE releases tomorrow, Nov. 6...
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Clay Crosse
Two of contemporary Christian music's most distinctive voices are collaborating on what is shaping up to be one of the season's most memorable Christmas concert events. Top 10 Billboard charting singer/songwriter Jason Bare and four-time Dove Award winner Clay Crosse are prepping for The Night of Wonder Tour. "It is such an honor to be doing this tour with my friend, Clay Crosse," says Bare. "It's been a blast just working with such an amazing singer/songwriter preparing for this tour...
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Hillsong Church endeavors to champion the cause of the local Church, and their latest release is no exception. The second installment in their Chapel series titled Forever Reign is a collection of some of their most popular songs with an intimate, personal feel, which many believe will continue to break down cultural and denominational barriers. The album spent much of its first week at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums U.S. chart and remains solid in the Top Ten. In addition to the Hillsong Chapel release, the church launched a range of free small group studies...
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Today at 9:00am EST, the first track from "All Folked Up" was released via bandcamp and Facebook. The track, titled "Without A Spark", is the first material released to the public from the new project by Seth Hecox, also of Becoming The Archetype. Link to track: bmwsah.bandcamp.com The long-time metal musician (Becoming The Archetype has released 5 albums on Solid State Records over the span of 8 years...
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*Friday, November 2, 2012*

Audio Adrenaline
The Hands & Feet Project is sure to be seen by thousands this weekend! MacDonald Motorsports car #49, which will drive in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series race on Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 2pm EST, will feature the logo of the Hands & Feet Project. The car will be driven by 19-year old Harrison Rhodes. The race is the season finale at Rockingham Speedway. “I’m really excited to see the Hands & Feet Project #49...
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Third Day
Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band Third Day will hit the road again this spring to headline The Miracle Tour, a 45-city trek featuring “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon and singer-songwriter Josh Wilson as special guests. The Miracle Tour will launch Feb. 21, in Fairfax, Va., and will hit major markets like Memphis, Dallas, Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Chicago and many more before wrapping up in mid-May...
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GMA
Starting today, Nov. 2, Gospel music supporters will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items on the Gospel Music Association’s “Growing More Active” online silent auction. Via eBay, auction visitors can bid not only on such collectibles as autographed memorabilia from Third Day and Guy Penrod, but also on “experiences” including VIP concert and meet-and-greet opportunities with fan favorites including Toby Mac, MercyMe...
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*Thursday, November 1, 2012*

Third Day
Third Day launches into a busy street week in support of its upcoming Brendan O’Brien produced project, MIRACLE (Nov. 6), with a performance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” this Friday, Nov. 2. The band will perform the powerful “Hit Me Like a Bomb” and, following the performance, will offer a limited-time free download of the song on its website, www.ThirdDay.com...
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Fiction Family
Newark, NJ-based Rock Ridge Music has signed Fiction Family to a label deal and is now set to release the band's eagerly anticipated sophomore album (with distribution via ADA). "FICTION FAMILY REUNION" arrives in stores and all DSPs on January 29th. The second full-length partnership of Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Works Progress Administration), "FICTION FAMILY REUNION" sees these...
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SCC
In celebration of November as National Adoption Awareness Month and November 4th as Orphan Sunday, Show Hope is asking if you will join them to help care for the millions of orphans around the world. By partnering with the orphan care and adoption ministry through their monthly sponsorship program, you are helping to restore the love of a family to orphans around the world, transforming lives forever...
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Integrity Music and Jesus Culture Music announce the highly anticipated release of the seventh full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York, on Nov. 20, 2012. Recorded live during Jesus Culture’s conference at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York June 28-30, 2012, this new double-CD captures a dynamic collaboration of voices who have helped shape, and continue to inspire, generations of worshippers...
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