Posts Tagged ‘Phil Thornton’

Phil Thornton Moves To RCA Inspiration VP Post

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Phil ThorntonIn the realignment that shifts RCA Inspiration to the Provident Music Group,  news now comes that Phil Thornton has been appointed Senior VP and General Manager of RCA Inspiration, succeeding Geo Bivins.  Thornton has served for the last four years as VP/GM of of urban inspirational at eOne Music.

“Phil Thornton is a demonstrated leader and visionary with an infectious passion for Gospel music and breaking artists,” said Terry Hemmings. “We are thrilled to have him leading the RCA Inspiration team with its renewed focus on the future while continuing to honor the imprint’s rich decades-long heritage.”

Anthony Brown, William McDowell and VaShawn Mitchell at Immerse 2016

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Vashawn_PUB2Immerse, the education and networking summit sponsored by the Gospel Music Association takes place June 13-15 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  New to this year’s event is the addition of a faith based film track for aspiring filmmakers, screenwriters and actors.

The three day conference provides aspiring artists, songwriters and other music professionals an outlet to inspire creativity, foster community and advance education. Among the presenters and artists this year are Stellar Award winners, Anthony Brown, William McDowell, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds,  Grammy nominated producer Daniel Weatherspoon and music professionals Phil Thornton,  Benita Bellamy, Eboni Funderbunk and Demetrus Alexander.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival Welcomes Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar and Travis Greene

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Travis Greene 2Chicago, the Gospel music capitol of the world celebrates Gospel music in a big way as it gets in gear for the 31st annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival taking place in downtown Chicago at Millennium Park June 3rd and 4th.  Among the headliners for this year’s fest are Grammy Award winners Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Pastor Shirley Caesar, Grammy nominees Travis Greene and Bryan Courtney Wilson as well as William Murphy and local Chicago favorites Chicago Mass Choir, Kenny Lewis and One Voice, The James  and more.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will also hosts several Gospel music events around the country including a conversation with Entertainment One VP Phil Thornton and recording artist Lalah Hathaway hosted by Michelle Williams on May 18th and a special Gospel music presentation on July 25th in Millennium Park featuring the Jones Family Singers and the Apostolic Church of God choir.

Check out the city of Chicago website for detailed information.

Entertainment One Rides To The Top of the Charts

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

toddEntertainment One Music celebrates as the new singles from Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston and Deitrick Haddon ride the top of the radio charts.  Todd Dulaney takes the  #1 spot on Gospel radio  chart with “The Anthem,” the single from his new CD A Worshipper’s Heart while “You’re Mighty” from J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise takes its place at #3, and “Be Like Jesus” from Deitrick Haddon hits #4.  On the R & B side, Lalah Hathaway’s “Angel” remains #1 at UAC radio for the ninth consecutive week, from her acclaimed album Lalah Hathaway Live, with the hit single marking Hathaway’s longest run at #1. Deitrick Haddon-Masterpiece-album_cover

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Gospel Music at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Todd Dulaney, J.J. Hairston, Deitrick Haddon, and Lalah Hathaway! We are proud of the continued success of their music, and the impact and inspiration they continue to deliver to fans around the world.”

Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds Nab Billboard Award Nominations

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music celebrates its own Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds for their Billboard Music Award nominations.  Erica Campbell was nominated in the Top Gospel Song category for “I Luh God” (feat. Big Shizz) from her album Help 2.0, while  Jonathan McReynolds’ nomination is in the Top Gospel Album category, for his sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.

Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, says: “Congratulations to Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds on their Billboard Music Awards nominations! We celebrate the ongoing break-out success of their solo projects and inspiring impact that continues to reach such a wide range of fans.”

 

Hezekiah Walker Signs With Entertainment One, Releases New Single

Friday, March 4th, 2016

HezEntertainment One proudly announces the signing of Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the release of his new single, Better.  Walker took to the stage at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards joining Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence while paying tribute to the late Olanda Draper for the world premiere of the new single co-produced by Donald Lawrence.  The Stellar Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 6th on TVone as the song hits digital outlets on Friday, March 4th.

Hezekiah Walker says: “I’m honored and humbled to continue to deliver music that makes a lasting impression on people all over the world. ‘BETTER’ is a Smash Hit that I’m proud of.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, says: “eOne Music is excited to join forces with Hezekiah Walker, whose prodigious gifts have continued to make an unparalleled impact on Gospel for 30 years. Uplifting and spiritually guiding countless people across the globe with his hits, we can’t wait for fans to hear ‘Better’ – a unifying decree that’s a powerful introduction for the new music to come on his fifteenth album!”

Entertainment One Collects 26 Stellar Nominations

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Dorinda neweOne Music counts its blessings as 10 artists collect some twenty six Stellar Award nominations in 19 categories for 2016.  And the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell, Derek Minor, Alexis Spight, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Super Mass Choir, and 3 Winans Brothers.

Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “Wow! It’s truly an honor for eOne Music to be recognized with 26 nominations from the Stellar Awards this year for such a range of incredible projects! We are proud to celebrate and support the milestone works and creative inspiration that everyone from Erica Campbell and Jonathan McReynolds, to William McDowell, Karen Clark Sheard, Derek Minor and more continue to bring to fans across the world.”Mcreynolds Life Music

eOne Music Celebrates a Stellar Evening

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music carried the night at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  Eone artists Erica Campbell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Ricky Dillard Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan McReynolds and Michelle Williams performed during the eventful celebration as eOne artists took home 14 awards out of the 28 categories.

Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, William McDowell, Michelle Williams took home awards in the major categories while Bishop Paul Morton received special honors.

“Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational shared these sentiments, “Wow! It’s truly a blessing to receive these honors capping an incredible past year for our artists, and celebrate the creative gifts and work that continues to inspire so many fans across the globe. There is more new music coming on the horizon, and congratulations to all the nominees and honorees this year,”

Todd Dulaney Joins Entertainment One Music Group

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Entertainment One toddMusic announced the signing of Chicago based songwriter and worshipper Todd Dulaney to its award-winning Gospel roster. Currently in-studio recording the finishing touches for his upcoming new album, Dulaney says of joining eOne Music: “My family and I are beyond excited for this fresh connection with eOne. I’ve watched them do great things in the music business, so I’m humbled to have the chance to be a part of and enhance this mighty machine.”

 Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President of Marketing & New Business Development, adds, “eOne Music is excited to sign an exceptional talent like Todd Dulaney, whose skilled songwriting and artistry have quickly made him a standout new artist to watch. His passion for ministry is apparent in every lyric and melody, inspiring anyone who has heard his songs, and as we continue development on Todd’s new album, it is clear that his music will impact Gospel for a long time to come.”