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Soundstripe Simplifies Music Licensing for Visual Creatives

Soundstripe Simplifies Music Licensing for Visual Creatives

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee)
— Soundstripe is changing the way visual creatives (filmmakers, marketers, agencies, churches, etc.) access and obtain stock music, sourcing affordable high-quality video production music via their new platform,

Music licensing has been a very complicated matter for many years. From multiple pricing tiers based on usage, to intimidating contracts and publishing agreements. Soundstripe aims to fix all of that.

“We want filmmakers to get in, get their music, and get back to creating,” says Travis Terrell, Co-CEO.

Utilizing the subscription model, Soundstripe offers unlimited downloads/licenses for only $10/month. By comparison, competitors typically charge $40-$1000 per track. Soundstripe users that don’t need unlimited access can also find competitive single song pricing.

“Our music comes from a team of Nashville’s finest composers, producers and artists,” says Terrell. “We are very selective about who we let in the door. We would rather grow slowly with quality songs than be the Walmart of stock music.” Though Soundstripe can accommodate big budget productions through their simple enhanced license offerings, Soundstripe was designed with the indie filmmaker in mind. Wedding videographers, church media teams and small businesses with marketing/video needs are the target audience.

“We are striving to be a useful asset in a filmmaker’s tool belt,” explains Terrell. “We’ve built Soundstripe to be a utility that will enable these storytellers to increase the production value and emotional impact of their work, all while saving time and money.”

Soundstripe is based in the historic East Nashville district of Nashville, Tennessee.

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American Bible Society Endorses Steampunked-themed Online Adventure Game 

for Tweens that Retells Biblical Stories in an Epic Quest to Restore the World


Tyndale House Publishers, Scarlet City Studios Partner to Create

The Aetherlight Companion Bible Designed for Young Gamers



Auckland, New Zealand—February 29, 2016—New Zealand-based Scarlet City Studios today announces the launch of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, an online role-playing adventure game for tweens. The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance retells the epic story of Scripture in an exciting steampunk world filled with quests, puzzles, crafting and more. The Aetherlight will launch in early May 2016, but limited early access packages are now available at


“Great gaming is as much about great storytelling as it is about the gameplay itself,” says Carl Becker CEO of Scarlet City Studios. “We have taken the greatest story ever told – the story of the God of the Bible and His relationship with humanity – and built an allegorical world that is truly epic. Think The Chronicles of Narnia, or Ben Hur, or even Dave and the Giant Pickle! What this means is that the player’s experience is as deep as it is long – our hope is that this brand new expression of the biblical narrative will help them to see their own world, and their part in it, through new lenses – with greater hope and a richer sense of meaning.”


The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance will unfold over several chapters released every few months. In addition to the game, the Resistance Academy provides Bible study activities, exploring the stories, contexts and meanings of the Scriptures and challenging players to embrace the message of the Bible and to find ways to incorporate it into their daily lives. Analytical tools help parents keep abreast of how their child is progressing in the game and Resistance Academy, creating great opportunities to discuss matters of faith and life in a way players can grasp and enjoy.


The Aetherlight has recently been endorsed by the American Bible Society, who views the game as an innovative and authentic expression of the Bible narrative.


“There is a battle for the hearts and minds of young people… that’s why I’m excited about The Aetherlight,” says Roy Peterson, president and CEO of American Bible Society. “Through this gaming experience, we have a mechanism to get young people to engage with Scripture.”


Furthermore, to help players of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance engage with Scripture, Tyndale House Publishers and Scarlet City Studios are partnering to create the first Bible designed for young gamers. The new Aetherlight companion Bible, themed around the new action-adventure game, will be a resource for players and help families build upon the bridge between the game’s allegory and the words of Scripture. The Bible is slated to release this summer.


The Aetherlight can be accessed online through a variety of purchasing options. The first episode is available for $12.99 with subsequent episodes priced at $15.99, or parents can choose to purchase a variety of packages with exclusive bonuses, including exciting behind-the-scenes access and the ability to design in-game content.

About The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance

In The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, players join the Resistance and work with the mysterious Scarlet Man against the evil Usurper. Puzzle, quest and craft your way through a fantastic steampunk world that is ruled by the self-proclaimed Emperor’s Automatons and smothered by the poisonous fog. Craft new weapons and equipment to help you in the fight against the Automaton army. Explore the land of Aethasia in quests to restore what was stolen and corrupted when he seized control. Repower the Great Engines and help establish the Resistance as the hope of Aethasia. Work with your friends to uncover what happened to the Great Engineer. Fight in each other’s battles, share clues and tips to push back the fog in this role-playing adventure that puts you right in the middle of the Resistance’s fight for freedom.


About Scarlet City Studios

Scarlet City Studios was established in 2012 with the sole intention of bridging the cultural, historical and pedagogical gap between the contemporary world of pre-teens and the world of the Bible by advancing biblical engagements through interactive media, learning frameworks and creative transmedia products. Scarlet City’s unique framework is based on the principles of faith, hope and love…telling great stories, nurturing genuine innovation and fostering real encounters. For more information, visit

Jeremy Camp Announces ‘I Will Follow’ Tour With Mandisa


(High Point N.C.) February 5, 2016 – Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Jeremy Camp embarks on his I Will Follow Tour with Mandisa this spring making stops in multiple cities sharing music from his latest project of the same name, ‘I Will Follow.’ The tour also features special guest Finding Favour. Tickets for the I Will Follow Tour go on sale Friday, February 12, 2016.


I Will Follow Tour dates:


Date Location/Venue

4/22/16 Tallahassee, FL – Christian Heritage Church

4/24/16 Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium

4/29/16 Joplin, MO – Calvary Joplin

4/30/16 Ames, IA – Cornerstone Church

5/1/16 Omaha, NE – Christ Community Church

5/4/16 Knoxville, TN – Chillhowee Hills Baptist Church

5/5/16 Jackson, MS – First Baptist Jackson

5/6/16 Alpharetta, GA – Johns Creek Baptist Church
For more information on the tour, please visit:


About Jeremy Camp: 

While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours (headlining 18 of those) in the U.S. and has performed in more than 32 countries. Jeremy describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”   


About Mandisa:

Ask people to describe Mandisa and you’ll hear words like talented, gracious, beautiful, strong, loving and joyful, but the title of her new album offers an especially apt description of the artist-Overcomer. However, Mandisa sees it as more than her song, but an anthem for all and she’s happy to launch the battle cry. 


About Finding Favour:

Signed by TobyMac’s Gotee Records, Finding Favour delivers a powerful project that reflects the moving stories that inspire their music and showcases the band’s considerable talent and musical mission. Produced by Rob Hawkins (Building 429) and Dustin Burnett (Kingsfoil), Finding Favour proves to be a long-awaited breakout project for Blake and his band mates, Allen Dukes (vocals, guitar), Dustin Daniels (bass, vocals) and Josh Duckworth (drums). The self-titled collection showcases the group’s innate talent in writing songs of religious inspiration and personal transformation against a backdrop of tight modern pop rock.


About Premier Productions: Formed in 1996, Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian concert events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour! Premier promotes award-winning artists with No. 1 hits such as – TobyMac, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Hillsong Live, Hillsong UNITED, Lecrae, Bill Gaither & Friends Homecoming, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and many more! For more information on Premier Productions, please visit


Natalie Grant Launches Glimmer Girls Series in Partnership with Zondervan’s Faithgirlz Brand

Pictured above: Natalie and daughters Sadie and Bella; Not pictured: Gracie

Photo credit: Ashley Wright

GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Natalie Grant celebrated the release of her first “tween” book series ‘Glimmer Girls’ (in partnership with Zondervan’s Faithgirlz brand) this week. With two of the four titles: “London Art Chase” and “A Dolphin Wish” debuting Feb. 2, the official Faithgirlz spokesperson read from her new books and offered inspiration and fun to a room full of tween girls and their moms during a launch party in Nashville.
Written by Grant and informed by her three daughters — Bella, Gracie (twins, 8) and Sadie (5) — the ‘Glimmer Girls’ series follows three spunky, smart and unique sisters on amazing family adventures around the globe.
‘Glimmer Girls’ is the newest series in the Faithgirlz brand. A division of Zondervan and Zonderkidz, Faithgirlz books and products empower girls to joyfully explore, grow and proclaim their Christian faith.
Knowing how important these resources of faith are, Natalie Grant shares, “As the mother of soong to be 9 year old girls, the tween years are upon me. I am so grateful for Faithgirlz and the products they provide. I’m excited to create content for the line, allowing girls like mine a deeper understanding of faith and a better understanding of Jesus.”
Grant taps into her life and the adventures with her own family on the road to create the ‘Glimmer Girls’ stories. Readers join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister LuLu as they travel the world finding clues, solving puzzles, and sometimes even finding mischief along the way. Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their eccentric nanny Miss Julia, the sisters learn important character-building lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.
In “London Art Chase,” Gloria Glimmer sweeps her family off to London on a concert tour. Maddie, Mia and Lulu have a mile-long list of all the sites they want to see–the Crown Jewels, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace. But when Maddie witnesses the theft of a painting at the National Gallery, she’s determined to chase the thief down, and leads her sisters and nanny, Miss Julia, on a mad-cap chase across London to hunt down clues and solve the mystery.
Gloria Glimmer’s concert tour takes the family to San Diego in “A Dolphin Wish.” On a rare day off, the entire family splashes together at the local water park. Gloria arranges for a private backstage visit with the dolphins, and while there, Mia overhears interns discussing trouble at the park–someone is letting marine animals out of their habitats! Mia enlists her sisters to help hunt down clues and ultimately a way to keep the animals safe.
“London Art Chase” and “A Dolphin Wish” are now available online and at retailers nationwide.

Natasha Owens – Tours w/Jason Crabb & Kutless

Natasha Owens to Join Jason Crabb and Kutless on Upcoming ToursNew Single “We Will Rise” Gaining Momentum at Radio
Dallas, Texas (February 3, 2016) — Natasha Owens will be joining two high-profile artists on their upcoming tours this year. Owens will join 2016 Grammy Awards nominee Jason Crabb in February, along with Meredith Kinleigh, and the following month Owens will be featured on the Kutless Bring It On Tour with 7Eventh Time Down and Kinleigh. Both tours will take Owens to the Southeast and Northeast where fans will be treated to music from her current EP, No One But You.  
The single from the project continues to garner support from Christian radio at such stations as KLTY/Dallas, TX; WWWA/Winslow, ME; WJDC/Birmingham, AL; WJYO/Ft. Meyers, FL and WLBF-Faith Radio/Montgomery, AL. The Montgomery station has requested Owens to perform at its annual Family Faith Night on May 13th, with a pre-show concert at 5:45 pm at the Riverwalk Stadium before the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game.
“Natasha Owens communicates the message of God’s truth with clarity and passion,” says Bob Crittenden, host of The Meeting House, Faith Radio. “Natasha’s story of God’s work in her life is compelling. ‘We Will Rise’ is a powerful song of encouragement that can motivate us to walk in God’s ways.”
The song, “We Will Rise,” was co-written by Owens and her producer, Ed Cash. The song chronicles Owens own journey of rising above the heartache after losing her father in 2010 from a tragic gun accident. In spite of her heartache, God called her to a worship leader position at her home church that began the journey of her music ministry. Although her ministry details with the courage during difficult times that only God can bring, it goes even one step further. Once we’re healed and can move forward, we need to begin to thrive and show the power of God while helping others. And the lyrics of “We Will Rise” deliver this message in a powerful way. We will rise/We will rise/Rise above the ashes/Rise above the fire/Lift your heads/Lift your eyes/Jesus is faithful/Faithful to revive/We will rise, We will rise.  
For more information about Owens please visit online,,, 
About Natasha Owens

Natasha Owens has spent most of her life in Texas and currently lives in the Dallas area, with her husband and two sons. She was raised in a musical family, began singing at four years of age, and was involved with choirs and praise teams while growing up. In May 2010, Owens faith was tested when her 58- year-old father died from a tragic gun accident that instantly killed him. Overcome with grief, she retreated from life and found it difficult to heal. During this time, her pastor from Turning Pointe Church in Allen, TX asked her to become the Music Minister for the congregation. Natasha accepted the position and this music ministry began the healing process for Owens, while laying the foundation for her budding music career. This led to sharing the stages with Michael W. Smith, Jason Crabb, Sanctus Real, Kutless, Rush Of Fools and David Dunn, while releasing her first album, I Made It Through, in 2014. No One But You is Owens second national project and released in August 2015 to strong reviews with CCM Magazine saying “radiant voice” and New Release Today “promising album.”

Hillsong UNITED Brings EMPIRES Tour To The United States With Dates Already Sold-Out

Hillsong UNITED Brings EMPIRES Tour To The United States With Dates Already Sold-Out
“Say The Word” from EMPIRES impacting radio now
Nashville, Tenn. (February 3, 2016) – After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed EMPIRES tour to the United States, featuring special guests Rend Collective. In their first touring return to North America since 2013, EMPIRES tour will kick off February 11 in Sunrise, Fla. and end with two dates in Honolulu, Hawaii. Due to sold-out shows, additional dates have already been added to the band’s U.S. trek. 
The Australian-based Hillsong UNITED has a long history of sold-out shows in the United States, including notable venues such as the famed Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), Staples Center (Los Angeles), Red Rocks (Denver), ShoWare Center (Seattle), Gwinnett Center (Atlanta) and BankUnited Center (Miami). Hillsong UNITED holds the record for largest attendance ever in the Sears Centre Arena (Chicago, IL), outdrawing concerts there by such legendary performers as Billy Joel, Elton John and the Eagles. Since 2006, Hillsong UNITED has toured six continents and 42 nations. 
“We haven’t really done our own thing in the USA since WelcomeZion 2013, so we are super excited to be bringing the EMPIRES tour to the states,” shares Joel Houston of Hillsong UNITED. “We write songs to be sung with people – they are always for the people – so when we get to sing these songs with people on the road, it is the purpose of why we do what we do! We can’t wait to worship with people singing all the new EMPIRES songs as well as everyone’s favorites.”
“Say The Word,” the latest single from Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES is currently impacting radio. The track picked up 30 adds in only two weeks. EMPIRES strongly debuted in Spring 2015 at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was met with appearances on The Today Show and Yahoo! along with critical acclaim from the likes of USA Today and The New York Times which remarked their talent as “a musical powerhouse.” 

For more information on the EMPIRES tour, visit

EMPIRES 2016 Tour

February 11 – BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL

February 12 – CFE Arena (University of Central Florida) – Orlando, FL

February 13/14 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL

February 15 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA

February 16 – FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN

February 18 – Cedar Park Center – Austin, TX

February 19 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX

February 20 – United Supermarkets Arena (Texas Tech University) – Lubbock, TX

February 22 – Gila River Arena – Phoenix, AZ

February 23 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA

February 26/27 – Neal Blaisdell Arena – Honolulu, HI

Full Circle Music Launches Podcast Featuring Top Industry Influencers

Full Circle Music Launches Podcast Featuring Top Industry Influencers
GRAMMY® winning producer Seth Mosley interviews guests including Tom Douglas, Neal Avron, Jason Turner, Reid Shippen and more
Nashville, Tenn. (February 2, 2016) – Focusing on the experiences, knowledge, skills and advice of the best in music, Full Circle Music has launched a weekly podcast, The Full Circle Music Show, giving veterans a chance to share what they have learned in the industry. Episodes of the Full Circle Music Show are available on iTunes and
Bearing iconic guest names such as Tom Douglas (Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw), Tim Lauer (Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and The Civil Wars), Neal Avron (Sara Bareilles and Fall Out Boy), Jason Turner (OneRepublic and Backstreet Boys), Reid Shippen (Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney) and more, each podcast is moderated by GRAMMY® Award Winner Seth Mosley of Full Circle Music. Future guests for 2016 include Michael W. Smith (multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and musician), Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Meredith Andrews) and Brad O’ Donnell (Vice President of A&R, Capitol CMG Label Group). 
“The Full Circle Music Show has been one of the most fun things I’ve been a part of in my career. It’s the back story that I love,” shares Mosley. “Most people don’t know the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a successful career in the music business. This shines a light on what it really takes to make it. It shows the ‘why’ of the industry. I’m inspired more every day to get up and go to work since we started doing this show. I hope it’s inspiring and enlightening for the listener too.”
For more information on Full Circle Music and The Full Circle Music Show, visit

The Full Circle Music Show Episodes

1: Why with Seth Mosley

2: Emergency with Reid Shippen

3: Servant with Brown Bannister

4: Vulnerability with Tom Douglas

5: Preparation with Neal Avron

6: Tenacity with Mia Fieldes

7: Relationships with Steve Ford

8: Enjoyment with Sean Moffitt

9: Ally with Jason Turner

10: Friendship with John Mays

11: You Got It Man with Tim Lauer
About Full Circle Music:

Under the leadership of GRAMMY®-winning producer and songwriter Seth Mosley (SESAC Writer of the Year 2014, Billboard No. 1 Producer 2013, GMA Dove Award Songwriter of the Year 2015, non-artist), Full Circle Music is comprised of a team of producers, engineers, songwriters, editors, studios and creators that work with both signed and independent artists. With 20 No. 1 singles and credits including Mat Kearney, MercyMe, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more, the Full Circle Music team offers a wealth of combined experience from multiple genres including pop, Christian and country.
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Passion Has “Never Sounded Better” – Available Now! 

Critics Say Passion Has “Never Sounded Better” With Latest Release Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising

Physical albums available now after chart-topping digital release
Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) — Fans are finally able to get their hands on copies of Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, now available in physical format after releasing digitally earlier this month. The album debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart, No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and made its seventh No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart.
Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016 conferences held in Houston and Atlanta arenas January 2-4.
Here’s what critics are saying about Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising:

“…The entire album is spectacular” 

– NewReleaseToday
“This year’s Passion album is one of the most impressive yet.” 

– The Front Row Report
“For years, the Passion movement has been ahead of the curve, delivering worship music that connects. With Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, listeners will find that this is still the case.” 

– Soul Audio
“Passion has probably never sounded better to the ears.” 

“Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, in a refreshingly simple way, takes us back to the roots of our hope in Christ; love, grace, surrender.” 

– Today’s Christian Ent.
“Easily the best Passion worship release in several years.”

– CCM Magazine

Media outlets such as Billboard, CCM Magazine and more continue to support Passion, touting the album’s impressive chart placement. 

Skillet’s Hit Single “Monster” Receives RIAA 2x Platinum Certification


Recognized As Biggest Digital Single In Christian Music History  
 Six years after release, song continues to dominate, named No. 1 Christian and No. 8 Rock Streaming Song of 2015    
Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) – Upon RIAA 2x platinum certification and accumulating over 2.6 million in sales and streams, multi-platinum rock band Skillet’s hit single “Monster” continues to live up to its name, now recognized as the biggest digital single in Christian music history. Even six years after its release, the song continues to dominate, touted by Billboard at the close of 2015 as both the No. 1 Christian, and No. 8 Rock streaming song of the year. The band was also recognized as the No. 1 Christian and No. 9 Rock streaming artist of 2015 on Billboard’s year-end charts.
“2016 marks Skillet’s 20th anniversary, and the band has been with the Atlantic family for a dozen years now,” noted Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. “They have accomplished what few bands ever attain – true career longevity alongside constant creative growth. This fantastic achievement for ‘Monster’ is not only a milestone in Christian music, but a landmark in the history of rock. All of us at Atlantic are deeply proud to play our part in the amazing Skillet story.”
Also commenting on the significance of this accomplishment, Word Entertainment President and CEO Rod Riley remarked, “Skillet is firmly among an exclusive and elite group of game-changing artists spanning the course of Contemporary Christian music history. With the achievement represented by ‘Monster’ becoming the biggest digital single in the history of the genre, the band has only further cemented their position as trail-blazing leaders.”
After heavy domestic and international touring in both the Christian and general market, Skillet is currently recording their next studio project in LA with producer Brian Howes, who produced their 2003 hit project, Comatose, as well as notable projects with Hinder, Simple Plan, Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback, Daughtry, Halestorm and Hedley.

Urban Rescue Debuts Wild Heart EP

First Official Release With Rend Family Records

Relevant exclusively premieres “His Name” lyric video
Band joins Rend Collective on “As Family We Go” Tour
Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) — Urban Rescue, an LA-based revival band, has released Wild Heart EP, their first official release with Rend Family Records – a partnership between Irish worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group.
“My prayer for people when they hear our music is that they find the beginning of hope. A new start,” Frontman Jordan Frye said. “That the love of God would touch their heart in such a way that they would know that Jesus is real. I know what it feels like to be hopeless and at the end of your faith and left wondering what there is on the other side. My hope is that for the person who feels hopeless, lost or brokenhearted that they would find in our music a spark that ignites the flame of faith again or for the first time. A faith that knows there is something more to Jesus than just another religious practice. A faith that believes Jesus is alive and is close to the brokenhearted.”
Critics are responding to Wild Heart EP with enthusiasm, calling the release “powerful.” Read more below:

“Urban Rescue does a masterful job at meshing pop sensibility with devoted praise – 

we can’t wait to hear more.”

– CCM Magazine 
“Urban Rescue is a name to watch” 

– Hallels
“Without a doubt, Urban Rescue has delivered a truly powerful record. Each and every song delivers in massive, bold worship and praise.” 

– The Christian Beat
“There’s something to be said about how powerful, encouraging and exalting Wild Heart is. If this is a sign of what’s to come from Urban Rescue, it’s clear that it’s going to be a fun, powerful and spiritually-empowering ride.” 

– The Front Row Report
“Urban Rescue brilliantly urges us to give our neighborhoods a second look with God’s eyes.” 

– Today’s Christian Entertainment
“A generous mixture of joyous, acoustic-based anthems…a solid promise of more to come.”

– Jesus Freak Hideout 
“Fresh and different and invigorating…a must listen.”

– 365 Days of Inspiring Media