Young Noah Ty Brasel NASHVILLE, Tenn.—First Company Management (FCM), one of Christian music’s leading multi-faceted entertainment firms, announces the creation of Level Change Music. Helmed by industry veteran Chris Chicago, the rap/hip hop management division launches with the signing of acclaimed Atlanta-based rapper Young Noah, as well as newcomer Ty Brasel, who was recently named…Details
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."
NEWSBOYS INTRODUCE GOD’S NOT DEAD CONFERENCE NASHVILLE, Tenn.—With a goal of helping young people better understand and defend their faith, Platinum-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys announce the first God’s Not Dead Conference. Targeting youth groups and families, the God’s Not Dead Conference will feature teaching sessions focusing on apologetics led by speaker Nic Allen, praise and…Details
Newsboys Give Back to South Carolina NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Platinum®-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys are giving back to the Columbia, South Carolina, community whose residents have been impacted heavily by recent flooding. In conjunction with their upcoming October 23 “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Fall Tour stop at the South Carolina State Fair, held in Columbia, the Newsboys will…Details
Newsboys Stand ‘Guily’ with Powerful New Single Anthem To Serve As Theme Song for 2016 Film ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ NASHVILLE, Tenn.—“Guilty,” the highly-anticipated new single from Platinum®-selling mega group Newsboys, is available beginning today on iTunes and other leading digital retailers. Penned by Juan Otero and Pete Stewart and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning Seth…Details
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.
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…Details
Audio Adrenaline To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline will make their debut appearance on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage June 30. Audio Adrenaline will be joining a star-studded lineup including four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio; legendary country artist Larry Gatlin; Grand Ole…Details
FIRST COMPANY MANAGEMENT ARTISTS SET RECORD-BREAKING PACE NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Brentwood, Tennessee-based First Company Management (FCM), one of Christian music’s leading full-service personal artist management firms, is celebrating multiple milestones this year. A Platinum® certification and top industry and radio airplay accolades headline a string of recent pacesetting achievements by FCM artists: Newsboys The band's multi-week #1 single, “God’s Not Dead…Details
Audio Adrenaline’s Sound Of The Saints Debuts At #1 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Sound of the Saints, the critically-acclaimed May 4 FairTrade Services release from two-time GRAMMY® Award winners Audio Adrenaline, debuts this week at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. The project also enters the Billboard 200 at #69, for the week of May 23. might have…Details