Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

Late Night Industry Mixer Moves To July

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Late Night Industry Mixer originally scheduled during the GMWA Board Meeting/Stellar Awards weekend is being rescheduled for the Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Wimageorkshop of America in July.  Plans are already underway for the new event with additional details being announced in mid April.

Bishop Paul S Morton Legacy Live Recording Set For July

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Bishop Rance AlleBishop+Paul+Morton-press+photon, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez and LeAndria Johnson are among the guests joining Bishop Paul S. Morton on July 13th at Greater St Stephens in New Orleans in what is being billed as a legacy recording event celebrating his 30 + year career in Gospel Music as well as 20 years as leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.

The live recording is produced by Trent Phillips and serves as the the kickoff to this year’s Full Gospel Fellowship Conference and the first of many events honoring Bishop Morton.

Ashford Sanders Drops New Music February 23rd

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

GOSPELflava was the first to break the news of music coming from Sunday Best Season 5 Finalist and Fan Favorite Ashford Sanders. Now comes word of the February release of a brand new single,Ashford Sanders official Because You’ve Been Good.

Sanders says the song is a personal testimony for him. “God has been good to me, and I know I have been blessed. Not that everyday in my life has been good, I have had some sleepless nights and days filled with pain, but I am a living witness that God will bring you through every situation. …… I can sing anything, but my heart is in songs with substance, and Because You’ve Been Good sums up how great God has been in my life. I can’t help but thank and praise Him for his goodness TO ME.”

Because You’ve Been Good is written and produced by Pharis Evans, Jr. and hits digital retail outlets on February 23rd.  Sanders will perform the song as he makes concert dates throughout the US leading up to the GMWA Board Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dorinda Clark Cole Gathers Singers and Musicians In Chicago

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Chicago prepares to welcome the Rose of Gospel, Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole as she brings her Singers and Musicians Arts Conference to the Gospel Music Capital of the world, Chicago Illinois on September 18-20.  “I am elatedDorinda and overjoyed to join Minister Walter Owens and the dynamic music ministry of Salem Baptist Church to bring SMAC to the windy city” said Clark Cole.  “Chicago has such great gospel music history having been the home of Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker and Inez Andrews and is the place that Donald Lawrence and Ricky Dillard call home.”

The conference begins on Thursday with Thursday, September 18th with an Artist Showcase and Masters Class.   On Friday, September 19th, Dorinda Clark Cole hosts a Praise Fest with special guests to include Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, Keshia McFarland, Cinque Cullar, Valencia Lacy and the New Covenant Life Worship Team and more.  Saturday, September 20th offers morning and afternoon workshops and panel discussions presented by leading industry professionals, musicians and ministers of music.

Gospel Giant Al Bishop Hobbs Passes

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Al The Bishop Hobbs Presides over the Radio AwardsThe Gospel Announcers Guild released a statement regarding the passing of Al Hobbs.

It is with joy and sadness that we announce the home-going of our beloved GOSPEL INDUSTRY AFICIONADO, Dr. Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.


Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was simply one of the most interesting personalities you’re likely to ever cross paths with in this industry.  Wearing as many hats as some specialty stores offer, Hobbs has earned the title of ‘Bishop’ with an empire to accompany it.  He was responsible for the operation of two gospel record labels, and served as chairman of the Gospel Announcer’s Guild and  Vice-Chairman of the industry’s leading organization – the Gospel Music Workshop Of America, Inc. (GMWA), under the leadership of Bishop Albert Jamison.


A recording artist, announcer, meeting planner, event coordinator, and successful entrepreneur, he was born June 4, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama.  He is the father of Alex Carrington Hobbs, Asha Gabrellia Hobbs, and Bridgett Hobbs.

Hawkins Music Conference Comes Home To Oakland California

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Mark your calendars for June 22nd- 27th, as the Edwin Hawkins and Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference makes it triumphant return to Oakland, California.  This year’s conference boasts of a number of hands on classes and workshops taught by industry leaders and veterans as well as nightly concerts and showcases.Edwin Hawkins

Dorinda Clark Cole Takes SMAC to LA

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

For over 10 years, Dorinda Clark Cole has hosted her annual Singers and Musicians Arts Conference in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.  This year, she decDorinda SMCided to package the conference and “take it on the road”.   On Decmeber 5th, all roads will lead to Los Angeles, California as SMAC makes its way to the Bishop Craig Worsham’s Peoples Independent Church. The three day confab features a musical extravaganza, new artist showcase and workshops featuring some of the top names in gospel including Tasha Page Lockhart, Teddy Campbell, David Daughtry, Damien Sneed,  Neily Dickerson, Eric Dawkins, Asaph Ward, Gerald Haddon, Jason White, Shep Crawford and many more.

Bryan Wilson, Micah Stampley and Jonathan McReynolds Headline East Coast Summit

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

JRMicah Stampley, Bryan Wilson and Jonathan McReynolds join Uncle Reese and the Russell Delegation in Baltimore for the East Coast Gospel Music Summit and Showcase November 15th and 16th. Hosted by Lee Michaels, the 2 day confab will bring together some of the nation’s top gospel artists and executives offering informative industry related workshops and seminars.

Micah Stampley will share valuable time tested information on the role of a psalmist while Vicki Mack Latillade is a featured panelist for “Am I ready for this?” Other seminars will be offered on how to get songs played on the radio and a discussion the art of negotiating a recording contract.Bryan

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir News

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The famed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir releases their new single Redeemed from their 27th album Love Lead the Way in time for the annual fall muBrooklyn Tab Choirsic gathering.  The Brooklyn Tabernacle Church’s annual Music Conference kicks off Friday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 6th. Special musical guests include Anthony Evans and Sidney Mohede.

The Grammy  and Dove Award winning 300 voice choir began the year by performing a rendition of “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol  BTC was also featured on the cover of The New York Times, highlighted in Time Magazine and performed on The Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” program.


Bishop TD Jakes MegaFest 2013 Begins

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

td-jakesThe triple digit temperatures in Dallas won’t deter the faithful as 60,000 people from over 40 countries are expected to gather this weekend for Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest conference.  Billed as the largest US Inspirational Family Festival, the confab brings together Bishop Jakes’ most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other inspirational features for the entire family.  This year’s event pairs Bishop Jakes with Oprah Winfrey for a Lifeclass session, the inaugural International Faith & Family Film Festival, the Just Churchin’ Comedy Show and the Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour Championship.  The fest will also include performances from top gospel artists including John P Kee, Earnest Pugh, Smokie Norful, LeCrae, Mali Music, Kierra Sheard, Tye Tribbett, United Tenors and more.