Industry News Bits 10-1-18

Published On October 1, 2018 » 255 Views» Industry News, Uncategorized

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced all-star presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Bart Millard, Bill Gaither, Dr. Bobby Jones, Chris Tomlin, Deborah Joy Winans, Devon Franklin, Jasmine Murray, Mark Lowry, Marvin Sapp, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Pat Barrett, Ricky Dillard, Russ Taff and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. The awards show will be held live on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 21 at 8 p.m. CT. 


September PPM numbers start rolling out this afternoon 10/1. First batch of markets include Dallas, Houston, and more. Results from all subscribing stations will be posted later today. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir.Net.


In a recent article Canadian mainstream singer songwriter Avril Lavigne says her new song “Head Above Water” was inspired by what she has gone through, while suffering from Lyme Disease.  The song talks about how she found help from God when she thought she was at the end of her life. In an interview with Elite Daily she said, “Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ At that moment, the songwriting of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.”  

Will your station consider this song for airplay? 


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