CCM Feature: Steph Carse Wins Emmy Award for ‘My Shining Hour Story’

Congrats to our artist Steph Carse on the EMMY AWARD win for his rendition of Amazing Grace, featured in his documentary My Shining Hour Story!!! Steph recently achieved an incredible career milestone as the music video for his rendition of Amazing Grace won the Emmy Award for Musical/Composition/Arrangement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Chapter. This award caps off a litany of accolades for his newly released music videos and autobiographical short film My Shining Hour Story. CCM’s…

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Opportunity: Pope Francis’ “Wake Up!” Album & Devotional

FrontGate is working with the Believe Distribution and Marketing service based in Italy to expand the U.S. market distribution of Pope Francis’ successful Wake Up! album, now with deeply discounted pricing for use as a fundraising premium or retail special item. This is just one example of how FrontGate is unique in serving as “Your Gateway to the Christian audience” where we are bridging the gap in the church body while delivering both the Evangelical/Protestant Christian audience and the Catholic audience…

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Gateway Church’s Pink Impact Conference Taps FrontGate Media as Exclusive Representative for Event Sponsorship & Digital Media

Gateway Church’s Pink Impact Conference Taps FrontGate Media as Exclusive Representative for Event Sponsorship & Digital Media Orange County, CA – Pink Impact, Gateway Church’s annual conference for women, has entered into a multi-year agreement with FrontGate Media, the leading faith-based marketing agency and media group, to be the exclusive representation for event sponsorship and digital media. Created by Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas-based Gateway Church, Pink Impact is a place for women from all over the nation to come together to…

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New Name, New Mobile Site Trumpets Next Era of Christian Music’s Largest Site Online

NEW NAME, NEW MOBILE SITE TRUMPETS NEXT ERA OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC’S LARGEST SITE ONLINE Content changes, industry shifts fuel NRT’s evolution NewReleaseTuesday.com, the largest Christian music and entertainment site online, has become NewReleaseToday, reflecting both industry changes and an evolution of the media outlet itself.  When it was founded in 2002, NewReleaseTuesday.com–also known as NRT–came on the scene as the first comprehensive source of information for Christian music fans regarding new album releases from all the major labels and noteworthy independent artists. Content…

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B&H Signs Deal with Grammy Award Winning Artist Lecrae

B&H SIGNS DEAL WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST LECRAE  Contact: Dave Schroeder VP of Marketing & Publicity Dave.Schroeder@BHPublishingGroup.com 615.251.2305 www.bhpublishinggroup.com www.bhkidsbuzz.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (May 11, 2015) B&H Publishing Group announces it has signed a book deal with Grammy Award® winning hip-hop artist, Lecrae.  Releasing in May 2016, the book is titled Unashamed and will precede his next major album release later in 2016 by Lecrae’s own label, Reach Records. In Unashamed, Lecrae divulges details of his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with…

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Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Need to Know!

Hootsuite recently released an article about the most recent trends for 2015. With social media and content management ever-changing, it’s important to be aware of the coming round of shifts on the horizon. However, for those who are trying to market to the faith-based audience, the changes have to be tweaked a little more to fit our needs. Here are the things we think will be important for faith-based marketers in 2015 in the changing climate of social media: -Creating cohesive relationships…

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Christian Music Marketing Update – March 2014

“As I thought about where to create impact that would expand our audience for LifeWay Worship, I immediately thought of FrontGate. Their leadership position in reaching worship leaders, musicians and music fans continues to deliver for us.” – Brian Brown, Sales and Marketing Director, LifeWay Worship. In this March issue of the Christian Music Marketing Update we bring you FEATURED ARTIST & SONG programs on iTickets, NewReleaseTuesday, Sonoma Christian Home and more.Also be sure to tune in our Marketing Tips, Specials, and News including the Spirit West Coast Festivals,…

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NewReleaseTuesday.com Unveils New Crowdfunding Feature

Orange County, CA – The largest Christian music and entertainment site online, NewReleaseTuesday.com, in partnership with faith-based crowdfunding website FaithLauncher.com, has unveiled a new site feature that connects fans with the projects that need their help. LaunchPad, as the site feature is called, displays Christian music and media crowdfunding projects from a number of platforms, providing fans an exclusive one-stop shop for finding these initiatives.

NewReleaseTuesday.com and FaithLauncher.com are part of the FrontGate Web Network.

NewReleaseTuesday.com Announces Massive Expansion Of Groundbreaking Online Radio Station, NRT Radio

BOISE, ID — NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest Christian music and entertainment destination online—announces the launch of a major overhaul of its official online-only radio station NRT Radio (http://www.NRTRadio.com) with all-new programming and special promotions.

Rolling out this Friday at 12:00 PM Noon Eastern time, listeners will instantly hear the difference, with more than 140 new songs from every musical genre added to NRT Radio’s more than 9-hour-long playlist.

National Quartet Convention Selects iTickets.com As Official Event Admissions Agency

Orange County, CA – The National Quartet Convention officially announced the selection of iTickets as their event admissions partner. iTickets.com is part of the FrontGate Web Network.

This year marks the 56th Annual National Quartet Convention. The Convention has made its home in the city of Louisville since 1994. Approximately 40,000 people will attend the 2013 event, which takes place September 8-14, with at least 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries represented. The Convention is Christian music’s largest marketplace and largest annual event with more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists in attendance. http://NATQC.com.

“iTickets has become the gold standard when it comes to providing admissions services for Christian events, and the NQC is delighted to have them as our partner going forward as we conclude our 20th convention in Louisville and make the move to our new home in Pigeon Forge for 2014, ” stated Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the NQC. “I know our customers will receive outstanding service with iTickets taking care of them.”

Case Study – Indie Artist: HarvestBloom

HarvestBloom is a Rock Band from Silver Spring, Maryland whose members are humbly writing music to help spread the message of Grace. Anji C. – lead vocals Pat C. – guitars, vocals Greg B. – drums Molly M. -keys, vocals Craig S. – bass guitar, vocals In additional to recording music and performing live concerts, HarvestBloom also spends their time supporting several charitable organizations like The Capital Area Food Bank, The International Justice Mission. and Kenya Hope. Target Audience The…

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American Leprosy Missions Partners With the IXIST Tour To Rid the World of Leprosy

Nashville, TN – American Leprosy Missions and the IXIST Tour are honored to announce a partnership for the upcoming 2013 tour. The tour hopes to recruit attendees to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit, and restored to lives of dignity and hope.

Founded by missionaries in 1906, American Leprosy Missions is a global organization dedicated to serving Christ by healing people and communities devastated by leprosy. American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest non-profit organization in the U.S. working to cure and care for people with leprosy and Buruli ulcer.

FrontGate Media’s Offer of the Week – HollywoodJesus Product Spotlight

FrontGate Media’s Offer of the Week is our HollywoodJesus.com Product Spotlight Package:

An online force since 1998, Hollywood Jesus’ editorial covers all of entertainment including books, music, film, DVDs, comics, and video games ALL from a Christian world view. The has a very unique place at the intersection of Faith & Entertainment. Hollywood Jesus looks for the common ground that unites those of various religious and secular standpoints-without the stone-throwing that often characterizes religious sites. The site covers ALL entertainment through a Christian filter. Due to its unique approach, its longevity, and its broad interest in movies, books, music and television and more, Hollywood Jesus has established a base of diverse and engaged followers.

IXIST Tour Launched to Share Music and Testimony Throughout U.S. and Africa

Nashville, TN –Three of the faith-based market’s leading companies have joined together to announce the IXIST Tour: urban music label Xist Music, the formidable artist & booking agency Elite Talent Agency, and top Christian media & events group, FrontGate Media. The tour comes as Christian hip-hop and urban music is exploding, evidenced most recently by last week’s Billboard charts milestone: TobyMac’s “Eye On It” debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

IXIST is more than a concert tour. It is a ministry campaign dedicated to helping people share their testimony. The IXIST team believes that God has blessed us all with a purpose, and that purpose has taken us all on a journey of different paths, struggles and victories. Throughout all our life experiences we have made many choices, some good and some bad, but as children of the Most High, we have all come to common ground, that is, we are all here because of His grace.