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Atlanta, GA&nbsp(June 06, 2012) Xist Music and UpLift! Group have joined forces with world-leading child-sponsoring organization Compassion International to present the&nbspMOVE TOUR&mdashthe highly anticipated follow up from the producers of the acclaimed 25-city MISFiT Tour 2011.&nbsp&nbspMOVE TOUR 2012&nbspis a movement to challenge, refresh and ignite the world through a life-changing&nbspMOVE of God.&nbspThis annual tour brings excitement, inspiration and a strong transformative Biblical message through an electrifying musical experience that will engage any audience.

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This year&rsquos&nbspMOVE TOUR&nbspbrings together the fierce creative explosion of seven of today&rsquos leading voices in music &amp ministry&mdashBET&rsquos &ldquoSunday Best&rdquo favorite&nbspJessica Reedy, Hip Hop generals&nbspDa&rsquo T.R.U.T.H. &amp The Ambassador,&nbspChristian Hip Hop&rsquos multi-talented rapper/singer/producer&nbspSean Simmonds, Urban Pop artists&nbspB.Reith&nbspand/or&nbspJai&nbspin select markets, and Hip Hop&rsquos favorite event emcee/producer/recording artist&nbspDJ MaL-Ski.

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In March,&nbspMOVE Tour 2012&nbspannounced their strategic partnership with&nbspFrontGate Media&nbspfor exclusive representation of sponsorship over the next five years.&nbsp Scott A. Shuford, founder of FrontGate Media, has experienced this tour and its fan base firsthand.&nbsp &ldquoThe&nbspMOVE Tour&nbspis a cross-market, cross-ethnic, Cross-centric experience of what the church is today.&nbsp They have created a great opportunity to join in the evangelistic movement God has commissioned to redeem people through the most popular music genre around the world. We at FrontGate see this tour as exactly the kind of value and reach that our company was created to support by making new connection points for companies and ministries with this audience.&rdquo

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Joining Xist &amp UpLift! this year for the first time will be&nbspCompassion International.&nbsp&quotWe are thrilled to be the ministry partner for The MOVE Tour,&rdquo says Paul Haddix, Director of the Artists Program. &ldquoThe opportunity to share Compassion’s ministry with MOVE Tour attendees is wonderful and we are excited to see them respond to the needs of children living in poverty around the world.&quot&nbsp&nbspReturning as national sponsors are brand innovators&nbspdesignbySPIRIT&nbspand online ticketing vendor&nbspTrinity Ticket Solutions&nbspjoined by entertainment company&nbspMylache Concerts&nbspand new media partners leading&nbspRapzilla.com,&nbspHearItFirst.com&nbspand&nbspHM Magazine.

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On Saturday, July 14th, the tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA.&nbsp A list of current dates with purchase links is provided below, but stay tuned to&nbspMOVETour.com&nbspfor up to date information on new cities being added!

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Sat., July 14, 2012&mdashAtlanta, GAWed., July 25, 2012&mdashAmarillo, TXSat., August 11, 2012&mdashJamaica, NY
Sun., July 15, 2012&mdashRaleigh, NCThurs., July 26, 2012&mdashPhoenix, AZSun., August 12, 2012&mdashBridgeport, CT
Tues., July 17, 2012&mdashNassau, BahamasSat., July 28, 2012&mdashLos Angeles, CAThurs., August 16, 2012&mdashSmyrna, DE
Wed., July 18, 2012&mdashFreeport, Bahamas


TOUR BREAK

Fri., August 17, 2012&mdashVirginia Beach, VA
Thurs., July 19, 2012&mdashMobile, ALFri., August 3, 2012&mdashChicago, ILSat., August 18, 2012&mdashRoanoke, VA
Sat., July 21, 2012&mdashHouston, TXSat., August 4, 2012&mdashIndianapolis, INSun., August 19, 2012&mdashCharlotte, NC
Sun., July 22, 2012&mdashDallas, TXFri., August 10, 2012&mdashWashington, DC&nbsp

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Visit&nbspwww.MoveTour.com&nbspfor more information on the tour and how promoters can bring the experience to their city or sponsor the tour nationwide.

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About Xist

Xist Music is the recording label of Xist Worldwide, which produces innovative projects from our award-winning artists, who are leaders in the inspirational urban music industry. Xist Worldwide was founded by Terverius Black and Sean Simmonds to become the leading producer of inspirational urban entertainment, lifestyle and media content. With properties in music, film, publishing and other lifestyle projects, Xist Worldwide acquires, produces, markets and distributes inspirational urban content.&nbsp Visit Xist at&nbspwww.xistmusic.com&nbspfor more information and follow them at&nbspwww.twitter.com/xist_music.

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About UpLift! Group

The UpLift! Group is a management, marketing consulting and coaching firm that partners with individuals and organizations to help them&nbspSee&nbsptheir vision,&nbspSoar&nbsptowards it and&nbspSucceed&nbspat bringing it to pass. A ministry-focused firm, UpLift! develops and strive to provide the best in spiritual and personal development resources and lifestyle products in partnership with a stellar portfolio of clients including: GRAMMY&reg nominated Christian Hip Hop artists Da&rsquo T.R.U.T.H. and The Ambassador, award-winning producer and Pop artist JR,&nbspEssence&nbspbestselling author and Certified Empowerment Coach Felicia Scott, dynamic spoken-word artist Oraia and Lamp Mode recording artist shai linne. Visit UpLift! at&nbspwww.upliftgroup.com&nbspand follow them at&nbspwww.twitter.com/UpLiftGroup.

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About Compassion International

Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money,&nbsp Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children, enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. Visit Compassion International at&nbspwww.compassion.com&nbspand follow them on&nbspwww.twitter.com/Compassion.

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About FrontGate Media

FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest internet &amp event media group and 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 &ldquoUSA Today.&rdquo The firm has been named the Best Faith-based Website by the Web Marketing Association in the Internet Advertising Competition, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group creates relationship and reach for organizations and companies to engage their more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ attendees at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including event attendees, entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, and political conservatives. FrontGate plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking to engage the Christian audience.

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For more information, please contact:

Lori Lenz &ndash FrontGate Media 714-553-5181,&nbspLori@FrontGateMedia.com