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Industry News Bits Wed 8-10-22

Nielsen July PPM Day 3 results arrive today. Todays markets include Las Vegas, Charlotte, KC and others.

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After 20 years with Provident Entertainment President Terry Hemmings announced today he will exit at the end of August. 14 year Provident veteran Holly Zabka (at left) will succeed Hemmings as President, reporting directly to Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. 

“Over the last two decades, Terry has played an important part in shaping Provident and we are grateful to him for his commitment to leading the business and supporting our artists, songwriters and creators for so long” shares Goodman. “As Sony Music Nashville continues to work even more closely with Provident, we are committed to strengthening that connection under the leadership of Holly as she further elevates Provident, our artists and our songwriters.”

Hemmings says, “Provident Entertainment and Sony Music have been my home for 20 years. I am grateful for the many inspiring artists, songwriters, and our community at Provident with whom I have had the privilege to work. My career here has been an incredibly special and rewarding part of my life. I wish our entire team at Provident and Sony Music Nashville the very best as I move ahead to explore new elements of my life for which my time here has equipped me. I am excited to see a new generation of leaders take this business forward and further the foundation we have built together.”

Pillar Media’s WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3) wrapped up a day and a half fundraiser for Compassion on Wednesday (8/10). STAR 93.3 listeners provided meals for over 1,100 families for one month, reaching over 185% of the goal. 

STAR 93.3’s Programming Operations Director, Jeff Evans, said “We were so excited to see the outpouring of love and generosity from our listening audience. Despite an uncertain economy, they heard the need and responded to God’s call to love and care for those less fortunate.” 

Compassion’s Influencer Partnership Manager, Matt Hahn, said “It was so encouraging working with STAR 93.3 in releasing children from poverty in Jesus name through the local church.    I loved that listeners responded to the need to be local and global; providing food for a family for one-month.”  

STAR 93.3 hosted the event in conjunction with Vidare Creative. 

The Gospel Music Association announces nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominations include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo with nine (9) nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven (7) nominations each, six (6) nominations for Anne Wilson, Ben Glover, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Jeff Sojka, Jonathan Smith and Phil Wickham and five (5) for Brandon Lake, CeCe Winans, Chandler Moore, Chris Brown, Jonathan Jay, and Steven Furtick. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,087 submitted entries.

Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell, Evan Craft, Sonya Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Trip Lee, Chris Tomlin, and Tye Tribbett.  The announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube and Facebook pages.

“Congratulations to this year’s impressive list of Dove Awards nominees,” says GMA President, Jackie Patillo. “For the past few years, we’ve chosen a theme for each show that represents our community and why we celebrate. Today we announced this year’s theme, Sound of Heaven. Although our musical styles may be different, our mission is the same. Together we lift one voice – the sound of heaven.”

Voting for the final winners will run August 18th through August 25th. The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 18th, 2022. This year’s broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.

Vidare Creative offers another FREE webinar tomorrow starting at 11am CT. The topic will be “Building a Strong Fundraising Culture.”

Register HERE.

Laura Kruszewski 6 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson

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