FIRST COMPANY MANAGEMENT WELCOMES VETERAN ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE JASON DAVIS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—First Company Management (FCM), one of Christian music’s leading full-service personal artist management firms, announces the addition of Jason Davis as artist manager/partner. Bringing nearly two decades of executive leadership to FCM, Davis is the founder and president of One One 7 Entertainment and partner and co-founder of Los Angeles-based Radar Label Group. “I’m…

Newsboys Keep The ‘Love Riot’ Going with New December Dates

Newsboys Keep The ‘Love Riot’ Going with New December Dates NASHVILLE, Tenn.— GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling mega group Newsboys have added eight December dates to this fall’s “Love Riot Tour,” it was announced today. Promoted by Premier Productions, the December leg of the tour will feature pop/rock hitmakers Hawk Nelson and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson. Also introducing hip/hop recording artist Graham Saber, the…

Newsboys Celebrate Latest Single With Exclusive Free Download

NEWSBOYS CELEBRATE LATEST SINGLE WITH EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD ‘You Hold It All (Every Mountain)’ Currently Impacting Radio NASHVILLE, Tenn.— As “You Hold It All (Every Mountain),” the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys, impacts Christian radio around the country this summer, an exclusive remix of the moving worship anthem is available for a limited time.…

RYAN STEVENSON’S ‘EYE OF THE STORM’ HITS #1 ON MULTIPLE CHARTS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Eye of the Storm,” the breakthrough single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, tops both the Billboard Christian AC Monitored and Mediabase Christian AC charts this week, along with the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. The single is receiving airplay on every Christian AC Monitored radio station in the country and…

Newsboys’ Love Riot Soars, Topping Multiple Charts

NEWSBOYS’ LOVE RIOT SOARS, TOPPING MULTIPLE CHARTS NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Love Riot, the critically acclaimed new recording by Platinum®-selling FairTrade Services artist Newsboys, debuted at the top of multiple charts following its March 4 release, marking one of the biggest sales weeks for a Christian artist to date this year. The album bowed at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s…

Newsboys Incite A Love Riot March 4

NEWSBOYS INCITE A LOVE RIOT MARCH 4 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Love Riot, the highly anticipated new studio recording from Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, is set to bow March 4, with digital pre-orders available now at iTunes and Amazon Music. The band’s FairTrade Services debut, Love Riot was produced by Mark Needham, whose mixing credits include Imagine Dragons and…

Audio Adrenaline’s ‘Sound of the Saints’ Impacting Radio As Band Takes Rock & Worship Roadshow Stage

AUDIO ADRENALINE’S ‘SOUND OF THE SAINTS’ IMPACTING RADIO AS BAND TAKES ROCK & WORSHIP ROADSHOW STAGE NASHVILLE, Tenn.—“Sound of the Saints,” the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline, officially released to Christian radio formats last month on the heels of multiple early adds from key stations around the country. An enhanced arrangement…

Newsboys’ Mega ‘We Believe…God’s Not Dead’ Tour Resets For Spring 2016

NEWSBOYS’ MEGA ‘WE BELIEVE…GOD’S NOT DEAD’ TOUR
RESETS FOR SPRING 2016
Lineup To Feature Audio Adrenaline, Ryan Stevenson and OBB

 
Kicking off March 31 in Montgomery, Alabama, the “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2016 Spring Tour will hit Toronto; Atlanta; Cleveland; Saginaw, Michigan; Rockford, Illinois; and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, among other cities, before concluding May 2 in Austin, Texas. 
 
Newsboys, who will return to the big screen for April’s highly-anticipated Pure Flix release, “God’s Not Dead 2,” will perform the film’s theme song and the band's latest single, “Guilty,” during the tour. In addition, the iconic group will showcase hits from their unparalleled career and forthcoming new studio recording.

“Duncan, Jody, Jeff and I are really at home on the stage, and we can’t wait to hit the road again,” said Newsboys frontman Michael Tait. “Over the past year this tour has given us amazing opportunities to connect with our fans around the country. We’re thrilled to get back out there and share new music along with the message of 'God's Not Dead 2.'” 

Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired Pure Flix's 2014 hit film of the same name.
 
Since their debut in 1986, Audio Adrenaline has been one of Christian music’s best-loved bands. They have garnered two GRAMMY® Awards for Best Rock Gospel Album (Worldwide, Until My Heart Caves In); five GMA Dove Awards; a Gold®-certified recording (Bloom); and 14 #1 Christian radio singles, including signature songs “Big House,” “Get Down” and “Hands And Feet.” Sound of the Saints, the band’s critically-acclaimed FairTrade Services release, debuted at #1 earlier this year on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart.
 
GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson’s full-length debut, Fresh Start, released to critical acclaim in September and includes the multi-week #1 “Not Forgotten” (feat. TobyMac), as well as the recent hit “All Yours.” Nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award as co-writer of TobyMac’s hit single “Speak Life,” Stevenson—who spent seven years as a paramedic before signing an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records—hails from the Pacific Northwest and is a husband and father of two boys.
 
OBB—brothers Zach (lead vocals/keys/guitar), Jacob (lead guitar) and Nich Oswald (drums)—rocketed into the spotlight in 2013 with a GMA Dove Award nomination and a slot on the juggernaut Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, a role they reprised this fall. Signed by Curb Records in 2012 after gaining national notoriety on CBS Early Show’s “Singing Family Face-Off,” OBB’s full-length debut, Bright Side, which released last year, features the #1 hit title-cut and the current Top 10 single, "Up Close And Personal."   
 

First Company Management and Sovereign Unveil Strategic Partnership

FIRST COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND SOVEREIGN
UNVEIL
 
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—First Company Management, one of Christian music’s leading full-service personal artist management firms, has entered into a strategic partnership with Sovereign, an innovative digital marketing firm specializing in multiplying audience reach through state-of-the-art communication technology. Under the agreement, Sovereign will provide digital and social media services for award-winning First Company artists Newsboys and Audio Adrenaline, as well as resourcing additional artists, projects and tours represented by the company.
 
“Going back to the very beginning of our partnership, Sovereign has completely understood what marketing in the entertainment business is—and should be,” said Wes Campbell, president/founder, First Company Management. “We are excited about the future as we work together to expand our partnership deeper and further.”
 
“Our endeavor with First Company Management will afford both companies the opportunity to break ground together on something truly historic in the 21st century landscape of music and marketing,” said Jason Barrett, co-founder, Sovereign.
 
“It’s been exciting to see both First Company Management and Sovereign significantly broaden how we serve our clients—especially when in partnership together,” said John Pfaender, co-founder, Sovereign.
 
First Company Management (FCM) was established in 1995 by Christian music visionary Wes Campbell. Anchoring the firm’s roster are Platinum-selling Newsboys and two-time GRAMMY® Award winners Audio Adrenaline. FCM also represents GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter and Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson; acclaimed pop/rock bands 7eventh Time Down, Abandon and Ashes Remain; hip-hop recording artist Rapture Ruckus; chart-topping singer/songwriter Jonathan Thulin; and country artist Lexi Larsen, among others.
 
Founded by Jason Barrett and John Pfaender in 2013, Sovereign provides full-service digital marketing and communication expertise and implementation. Spanning multiple industries, Sovereign’s clients include Chick-fil-A, HarperCollins, Creation Festivals and Thomas Nelson, among others.

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Newsboys Celebrate Signing with Fairtrade Services

NEWSBOYS CELEBRATE SIGNING WITH FAIRTRADE SERVICES Pictured (l-r): FairTrade Services vice president of A&R James Rueger and FairTrade Services president/founder Jeff Moseley; Newsboys’ Jeff Frankenstein, Jody Davis, Duncan Phillips and Michael Tait NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Platinum®-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys are celebrating their signing of an exclusive recording agreement with FairTrade Services. The band is currently in the studio working…