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Industry News Bits Tue 7/5/22

WDJC/Birmingham PD Justin Brown gets 2 nominations in the “One Voice USA Awards.”

-Outstanding Live Event Announcer
-Automotive commercial best performance male

The Heart Share Group team is presenting its Second Annual informal conversational summit to help like minded radio professionals take their ministries to the next level. The Heart Share Group has had the distinct privilege to serve Christian radio for over fifteen years. Come sit back with a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea and spend a few days talking with their team and other small market station leaders and see how “size doesn’t matter!” Go HERE for more info. 
Even in your market, you can have BIG ministry impact!

At Heart Share’s Small Market Station Summit (S3):

  • Experience times of laughter and inspiration
  • Be energized in your calling and passion
  • Be with like-minded professionals who are on the front lines of ministry
  • Find time to spiritually retreat
  • Experience rest of heart, mind, and body!

As announced at Momentum 2022 in Orlando last month, Christian Music Broadcasters made the announcement of transitioning to CMB.

Executive Director, Michelle Younkman says, “This change encompasses so many things. Today, collectively, we are more than broadcasters – content is being delivered in multiple, relevant ways. CMB+ represents forward-thinking while keeping our mission at the forefront of everything we do. Throughout the rest of the year, CMB will be morphing into CMB+. By the time we reach our 21st anniversary, CMB+ will be fully integrated, and we are enthusiastic about the future.”

This weekend on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown with Greg Goodman guest artists include The Jordan Family Band, Jason Clark of The Nelons, Chris Bryant of The Kingsmen and The Griffins.

WQRX/Valley Head AL (870 AM) and translator 99.7 W259DK is being sold by Courington & Mastin to Joy Christian Ministries for $15,000.

Professional Members of the GMA will soon be invited to vote in the first round ballot for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. This round of voting will determine the nominees. Click here for the full schedule, eligibility requirements and categories.

  • Professional – Individual Membership for Ted Kelly is active through 03/25/2023. NO ACTION is needed for yourself.
  • Do you have artists or staff who need to become a GMA member before the deadline? Share the link below to join GMA, or reply to this email to update your group’s members.

To be eligible to vote, they must be an active member by Friday, July 8.

Every event needs a website. The reason is simple. Potential ticket buyers are practically guaranteed to go online, search for your event, visit the results they find, and decide whether or not they want to buy tickets based on what they find. Therefore, your event must have a great website so you can maximize ticket sales.

Read more in this article from Attendstar HERE.

Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets, along with Instruments Of Joy, played their Great Big Family Reunion event at the historic Ryman Auditorium last night, July 4. The event was free to all fans, who came from across the country to spend an extended weekend with the band. Sidewalk Prophets played music spanning their entire catalog and title sponsor Instruments Of Joy, a Christian-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, collected instruments to donate to impoverished communities. The show included performances by Newsboys’ Michael Tait as well as Ben Fuller, was livestreamed on Tik Tok, and was followed by Nashville’s annual fireworks show.

SWP Ryman July 4.heic

From Variety: In a big win for the publishing and songwriting community, the Copyright Royalty Board reaffirmed the 15.1% headline rate increase in royalties paid by streaming services to publishers for the 2018-22 period. the decision was not immediately released publicly, sources and National Music Publishers Assn. president/CEO David Israelite shared that the headline rate will increase to 15.1% from 11.4% for that period, as previously decided. 

NBC’s Ellison Barber recently reported on Convoy of Hope’s commitment to feed the people of Ukraine. Watch as she visits Convoy of Hope’s warehouse in Poland and follows an aid shipment into the heart of the war zone. Watch HERE

Rick Snavely 46 years at Family Life Ministries/Bath, NY
Brigitte Sylvestre 3 years at WRMB/West Palm Beach (Moody Radio)

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