ORANGE COUNTY, CA – FrontGate Media, the largest faith-based media group in total reach to church musicians, announced today their media group’s NAMM Show activities and events.

SCOTT A. SHUFORD TO SPEAK IN NAMM’S H.O.T. ZONE
NAMM H. O. T. ZoneScott A. Shuford, FrontGate Media and CreatorWorship.com founder, and Worship Musician columnist, will make another appearance as a featured speaker in NAMM’s H.O.T. Zone (Hands-On Training Zone.) In his session titled “Worship Leader Marketing 101,” Scott shares marketing strategies for worship leaders and churches focusing on a balance between the business of music and ministry. He will take questions and share successful strategies from his experiences working with Integrity Music, WorshipTogether, Vineyard Music, Rick Muchow (Saddleback Church,) and others in the areas of social media, public relations, advertising and promotion.  His Worship Leader Marketing 101 session is on Saturday at 3:45 PM on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center.  The workshop is presented by Worship Musician Magazine and FrontGate Media. The H.O.T. Zone offers attendees free one-hour classes on more than 75 educational topics over four days. This year NAMM’s H.O.T. Zone is the biggest educational bonanza ever offered by NAMM…and it’s free! A full schedule for the H.O.T. Zone can be found at //www.namm.org/thenammshow/2011/hot-zone.

PREVIEW OF NEW WORSHIPTOGETHER & CORNERSTONE FESTIVAL REPRESENTATION
The FrontGate Media group will be previewing exclusive promotional offerings from our newest members WorshipTogether.com and Cornerstone Festival along with the latest updates for ChristianGuitar.org, Worship Musician Magazine, the Christian Musician Summits, Christian Musician magazine, and CreatorWorship.com. The entire FrontGate Media team will be on site for meetings from Thursday, January 13 to Sunday, January 16. Please contact Kyle Bennett at 949-600-5993 to schedule a meeting.

Worship Musician!NAMM’s NIGHT OF WORSHIP
The 2nd Annual NAMM Night of Worship, presented by Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS,) Worship Musician Magazine and Boss, will feature Tommy Walker, Sheila E, David Pack, Gregg Bissonette, NewWorldSon and Darrell Mansfield. The event takes place on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:00 PM, in the Pacific Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel: FREE ADMISSION, NO NAMM BADGE REQUIRED. Doors open at 6:30 PM. CreatorWorship.com will be administering a guitar giveaway which will feature an autographed Yamaha guitar signed by all of the Night of Worship artists. The Night of Worship event was created by the Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) and Worship Musician Magazine. WATS members include Yamaha, Shure, Elation, MediaShout, and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

Worship Musician Magazine provides practical help for worship teams. The bi-monthly publication is available in print and digital formats (www.worshipmusicianmagazine.com). Worship Musician was founded by Bruce Adolph and is a sister publication to the industry veteran magazine Christian Musician, and part of the CMS Productions’ Christian Musician Summit conference family, the largest church musician conferences in the country.

Listen to Creator Worship now. CreatorWorship.com is part of Creator Leadership Network, the first-ever online radio network exclusively devoted to teaching and training for worship leaders and church musicians. (www.CreatorWorship.com) Founded by Dr. Vernon Sanders, publisher of Creator Magazine, and Scott A. Shuford, founder of FrontGate Media, CLN is committed to providing the best, targeted programming to train and encourage worship leaders and church musicians via online streaming radio and podcast access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FrontGate Media is the largest media group & marketing service reaching the culture-engaged faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to a recent article in USA Today. The firm is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group reaches 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer demographics in the faith and family values audience including church musicians and worship leaders, entertainment fans, music fans, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of record labels and artists, movie studios, publishers and authors, non-profit organizations, and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets.

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For more information, please contact

Lori Lenz – FrontGate Media
714-553-5181
lori@frontgatemedia.com