Gospel Rises Again

These soul-filled sounds aren't only lifting up spirits, they're raising new business opportunities

information for contacting artists, producers, booking agents, record labels, radio stations, TV shows, retailers, distributors, churches and annual industry and consumer events ($16.95; to order, call 310-677-6011).

Bobby Jones Gospel. In addition to hosting the No. 1 show and weekly gospel show on BET, Jones coordinates and hosts a variety of professional and entertainment events throughout the year. Events include his Gospel Explosion at Disney World and a recording artists and executives retreat in Las Vegas. For more information, call Millennium Entertainment at 615-254-1430.

United Gospel Industry Council. This organization’s goal is to foster that artistic and economic growth of gospel music, and to act as a bridge between the Christian and secular music industries. For more information, contact Teresa Hairstone -Harris (president), P.O. Box 293146, Nashville, TN 37229.

Gospel Industry Today. A monthly trade publication, it reports on gospel industry news, and provides charts and advice to entrepreneurs. For subscriptions ($24/10 issues), contact Horizon Concepts, P.O. Box 292494, Nashville, TN 37229; 615-376 -5656.

Gospel Music Association (GMA). Provides educational information and resources for gospel artists, nurtures Christian music ministries and preserves gospel music’s legacy. For more information, contact Frank Breeden, 1205 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203; 615-242-0303; www.doveawards.com.

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