New Know Hope Collective Video on YouTube

Posted in Audio Adrenaline, Integrity Artist, New Integrity Release with tags , , on July 20, 2010 by Integrity Music

Know Hope Collective has a new video posted on Youtube.Check it out!

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ISRAEL HOUGHTON RELEASES LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. AUGUST 31

Posted in Integrity Artist, Israel Houghton, New Integrity Release, Press Release with tags , , on July 14, 2010 by Integrity Music

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New Album From Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar, Dove Award Winner

Features Special Guest Vocalists

Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Take 6

Nashville, TN (July 13, 2010) – Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton highlights the greatest Gospel commandment with Love God. Love People. releasing August 31 on Integrity Music/Columbia Records.  Featuring the musically masterful energy that has become synonymous with Israel Houghton recordings, the album also reveals special guest appearances by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Take 6’s Claude V. McKnight, III, Mark Kibble and Joey Kibble, as well as song co-writes with Meleasa Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Tommy Sims and Michael Gungor.

As a worship leader, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Israel is also known for his work as a master collaborator, drawing out the best performances from all those around him.  Having written or co-written 11 CCLI Top 500 favorites, creating a canon of songs that have become standards in houses of faith around the globe, Love God. Love People. follows Israel’s acclaimed GRAMMY Award winning and Billboard Top 200 hit, The Power Of One, and promises to be an inspiration to all who listen.

Love God. Love People. is a return to a simple, foundational Gospel command: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself,” says Israel.  “Virtually every song touches on this profound simplicity. It all comes down to ‘Love God, love people.’ Period.”

Israel co-produced the new album with longtime collaborator Aaron Lindsey, whose credits include Shirley Caesar, Martha Munizzi, CeCe Winans and many more, and with Tommy Sims, whose writing, recording and performing credits range from Bruce Springstein and Garth Brooks to Wynnona and Kelly Clarkson.  The trio of producers also co-wrote five of the songs, including the first Gospel single, “You Hold My World.” Three additional songs were penned by Israel and his wife Meleasa.

Love God. Love People. blends the musical genres of worship, rock, funk and power pop, and was recorded and engineered by Danny Duncan (India.Arie, Hillsong LIVE, Natalie Grant, CeCe Winans) at Abbey Road Studios in London.

“I was living out a dream come true recording at Abbey Road,” says Israel.  “The ‘stomps’ on the famous staircase for ‘Name Of Love’ were just absolutely special and unforgettable. And I wept several times while The London Session Orchestra played ‘Others’ and ‘Hosanna.’  I later spoke to some of the string players who were crying while they played… absolute presence of God was captured!”

Other album highlights include Israel singing “Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)” with Take 6’s Claude V. McKnight, III, Joey Kibble and Mark Kibble, who arranged the track.  “Mercies” features the unmistakable voice of Kirk Franklin, while “Surprises” is augmented by the talent of Fred Hammond.

Special guest instrumentalists on the album include Akil Thompson (son of drum master Chester Thompson from Weather Report and Genesis) and Michael Gungor (who co-wrote “You Won’t Let Go” with Israel) on guitars. On drums are Dan Needham (Amy Grant, Vanessa Williams, Michael McDonald) and Teddy Campbell (Seal, Celine Dion, Smokie Norful).  Co-producers Tommy Sims and Aaron Lindsey handle the bass and keyboards respectively.  Backing vocals on select tracks are handled by Daniel Johnson, Erica King and Charlin Moore, all members of New Breed, a music ministry organization founded and led by Israel.

Writing or co-writing all but one of the songs on Love God. Love People., Israel creates music that breaks down barriers and defies categorization.  Israel uses his own multi-cultural upbringing as a reference point with a desire to draw people of all races, ages and cultures together. Israel laughingly describes himself as “black kid who grew up in a white family in a Hispanic neighborhood.”

Active as worship leader in his local church, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, Houston, Israel has served as worship leader at Hillsong conferences, Franklin Graham crusades, and is a featured CompassionArt songwriter and artist.  Israel also ministers through concerts in the U.S. and around the world, has accompanied Alicia Keys at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards for a performance of George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” and has performed at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking part in a segment saluting Gospel music alongside the likes of Aretha Franklin and BeBe Winans.

In 1995, Israel and Meleasa Houghton founded New Breed Ministries, an organization they continue to run and that is comprised of noted musicians and singers who serve within their respective churches and together serve the Church at large.  Since then, Israel has been featured on FOX, CBS, ABC, BET, CNN, TBN and CBN, and has amassed a legion of followers that crosses generational lines with popularity across African American, Latin and Caucasian listener lines. While blasting down barriers, he has been fittingly graced with 2 Gold-selling albums, 3 GRAMMY Awards, 6 Dove Awards, 2 Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Award.

Israel Houghton is signed to Integrity Music, distributed to Christian retail by Provident-Integrity Distribution and to the general market by Columbia Records/Sony-BMG Distribution.  For more information, go to www.israelhoughton.net.

Kathryn Scott EPK – We Still Believe Posted On YouTube

Posted in Chat With Artist, Integrity Artist, Interview, New Integrity Release with tags , , on July 13, 2010 by Integrity Music

Kathryn Scott discusses her new project We Still Believe, a live recording, which will be available August 10, 2010.

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Jonathan Nelson Press Release

Posted in Integrity Artist, New Integrity Release, Press Release with tags , , on July 2, 2010 by Integrity Music

– News Release –

MULTI-STELLAR AWARD WINNER AND DOVE AWARD NOMINEE

JONATHAN NELSON

TO RELEASE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE CD BETTER DAYS

Ten Song Set of Positive Praise Music Due In Stores September 2010

Mobile, Ala. –  (July 1, 2010) Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson is gearing up for his sophomore Integrity Music CD, Better Days, slated to release September 14. The 10-song CD of divinely-inspired affirmations was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Aaron Lindsey (Israel and New Breed, Martha Munizzi, and Marvin Sapp).

Nelson has quickly emerged as one of the leading voices on today’s praise and worship music scene. Over the last half a dozen years, he’s put his stamp on urban praise music as the composer of now classic tunes such as Donald Lawrence’s “Healed,” Youth for Christ’s #1 smash “The Struggle Is Over,” and Bishop T.D. Jake’s “My Praise Is My Weapon.” Then, in 2008, Nelson stepped from the shadows to reveal himself as a charismatic worship leader with his Top 10 smash “My Name Is Victory” which spent an astounding 65 weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. That song and his debut album, Right Now Praise, earned Nelson three Stellar Awards, an astounding total of eight Stellar nominations and a coveted Dove Award nomination as Best New Artist of the Year.

There are bound to be just as many award nominations for Better Days this time next year. Recorded live at Nelson’s home church, The Faith Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the album features Nelson’s top-notch backing ensemble Purpose and delivers a powerful, much-needed message for today.

“The world needs to hear these proclamations,” says Nelson. “‘My Name is Victory’ was a great start but this new album is centered on the Word to help change the world.”

Referencing the title which was suggested by Purpose member James Johnson, Nelson adds, “When he brought it to me, it just spoke to me about what the project is about… We are living in a time of recession, earthquakes and oil spills. People need to hear a message of encouragement that better days are here.”

From the Caribbean lilt of “Cry Holy” and the old school church influence on “Another Way” to the majestic congregational praise on “Smile,” the whole CD shines with messages of hope and encouragement through Jesus Christ.  “These are faith declarations,” Nelson adds. “Faith is the engine you use to speak things over your life. These are songs of faith, hope, and empowerment.”

As “Expect The Great,” the first radio single from Better Days, makes its way up the Billboard charts, Nelson is reflective on his place on today’s music scene. “I understand my responsibility as a worship leader all the more,” Nelson adds. “I have been given the assignment of writing lyrics that the people of God will sing over themselves and ultimately to God. If we sing to each other about his goodness, mercy, power, love and faith, we create an atmosphere for healing, miracles, signs and wonders. I’ve given my will completely to God! By faith, I now say yes to God.  I sincerely believe this CD is going to be monumental because many listeners will also say yes to God in every area of their life. Then, we all will truly experience better days!”

For additional information on Jonathan Nelson, visit http://www.jonathannelson.org/, http://www.integritymusic.com/ or http://www.integritydirect.com.

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Integrity and Parachute Band Extend Recording Agreement

Posted in Integrity Artist, Parachute Band, Press Release with tags on June 22, 2010 by Integrity Music
Integrity Music and New Zealand’s Parachute Band
Extend Long Standing Recording/Publishing Agreement
Band Touring U.S. Throughout Summer in Advance of 2011 CD Release

MOBILE, Ala. – June 12, 2010 -Integrity Music recently extended its long-time recording/publishing agreement with New Zealand-based Parachute Band, whose music the label now distributes to over 160 countries.
Parachute Band has been signed with Integrity since 2006 when the label released All The Earth followed by the critically-acclaimed Roadmaps & Revelations and Technicolor, which introduced new members Omega Levine (frontman) and Sam de Jong (drummer/producer). The band is currently working on a new, not yet titled album due early next year.
In the meantime, the band is visiting the U.S. for concerts and festival appearances this summer including the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord, Mich. (June 25-26); Cornerstone in Bushnell, Ill. (July 2) and  Lifefest in Oshkosh, Wisc. (July 7-10). They return to the U.S. in the fall for Lifelight Festival in Worthing, S.D. (Sept. 5) and the Joyce Meyer Conference at Lakewood Church in Houston (Nov. 4).  International appearances include the RockNations Conference hosted by fellow Integrity artists ALM:UK in Bradford, England (Aug. 5) and CreationFest UK in Cornwall, England (Aug. 10). A complete itinerary is available at http://www.parachutemusic.com/parachuteband.
Since its inception, the Parachute Band has represented the New Zealand Church, carrying new worship songs around the world. With international distribution through Integrity, Parachute Band takes their songs, which are crafted in local communities and churches, and presents them to the world. The response to these unique Kiwi songs has been strong. Casting Crowns re-recorded Parachute Band’s song “Mercy” for their album Until the Whole World Hears, and former Delirious? frontman Martin Smith appears as a guest vocalist on the band’s new project.
But theirs is not only a sound that resonates within the global Christian music community; Parachute Band speaks straight to their generation, weaving together their own blend of indie-rock that somehow incorporates the diverse stylings of Sigur Ros, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Passion Pit. Their impact led them to win the coveted People’s Choice Award at the mainstream NZ Music Awards in 2008.
“Parachute Band has been creating some amazing worship music for years and we are excited to be a part of the next generation,” says Jay King, Integrity’s VP of A&R/Artist Development. “It’s an honor for us to support their ministry around the world.”
Additional information on Parachute Band and Integrity Music can be found at www.integritymusic.com and www.integritydirect.com.

Integrity has a Global Calling

Posted in Integrity International, Integrity Latin with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by Integrity Music

Vicky Beeching Featured on Cover of Worship Musician Magazine

Posted in Integrity Artist, Vicky Beeching with tags , on June 16, 2010 by Integrity Music

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