Inpop Records is an independent contemporary Christian music record label based in Nashville, Tennessee, U. S, it was launched in July 1999 by Australians Peter Furler, Dale Bray, Wes Campbell. The name was derived from the idea of wanting to highlight the talents of international pop artists, though they have signed an equal number of American artists; when former Newsboys lead singer Peter Furler and the band's manager Wes Campbell first came to the United States in the 1980s, they had no intention of owning a record label. A decade Furler decided he was tired of sharing his tour bus bunk with hundreds of demos piled high, all given to him from artists he met on tour. Deciding to do something about it, he and Campbell and Australian Businessman Dale Bray launched Inpop Records in July 1999. Inpop's stated goal is to discover the best artists around the world that understand the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who have something new and unique to offer the world of Christian music. Consumed by Fire Mat Kearney Red Roots V.
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GMA Dove Award
A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. The awards are presented annually. Held in Nashville, the Dove Awards took place in Atlanta, Georgia during 2011 and 2012, but has since moved back to Nashville; the ceremonies feature live musical performances and are broadcast on TBN. The awards were established in 1969, represent a variety of musical styles, including rock, hip hop and urban; the Dove Awards were conceptualized by Gospel singer and songwriter Bill Gaither, at a Gospel Music Association board meeting in 1968. The idea of the award being represented by a dove is credited to Gaither and design for the award itself is credited to gospel singer Les Beasley; the first GMA Dove Awards were held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee in October 1969. In 1971, the awards moved to Nashville; the 3rd GMA Dove Awards of 1971 were deemed invalid due to apparent ballot stuffing by the southern gospel group the Blackwood Brothers, that year is still not considered an official awards year by the Gospel Music Association.
There were no awards held in 1979, due to a decision by the Gospel Music Association to move the awards from autumn to spring. Every ceremony since has been held in the spring; the first televised ceremony was the 15th GMA Dove Awards of 1984, which aired on the Christian Broadcasting Network. The awards were held in Nashville until 2011 before being presented at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012, they returned to Nashville in 2013, have been held at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University since. Because of the large number of award categories, the desire to feature several performances by various artists, only the ones with the most popular interest are presented directly at the televised version of the award ceremony; the "General Field" includes seven awards which are not restricted by genre: Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter and the publisher. Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year Group of the Year Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year Producer of the YearOther awards are given for performances in specific genres, as well as for other contributions such as artwork and video.
As of the 43rd Dove Awards, these include: Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year Inspirational Album of the Year Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Southern Gospel Album of the Year Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Traditional Gospel Album of the Year Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Musical of the Year Youth/Children's Musical of the Year Worship Song of the Year Praise & Worship Album of the Year Country Recorded Song of the Year Country Album of the Year Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year Bluegrass Album of the Year Rock Recorded Song of the Year Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year Rock Album of the Year Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Urban Recorded Song of the Year Instrumental Album of the Year Children's Music Album of the Year Spanish Language Album of the Year Special Event Album of the Year Christmas Album of the Year Choral Collection of the Year Recorded Music Packaging Short Form Music Video of the Year Long Form Music Video of the Year In 1998 the GMA published a new definition of gospel music.
According to the definition, to be considered eligible for the Dove Awards, gospel music must have lyrics that are: Substantially based upon orthodox Christian truth contained in or derived from the Holy Bible An expression of worship of God or praise for His works. Prior to the definition, the only qualified music was that sold in Christian Booksellers Association affiliated stores; the new standards resulted in complaints by some fans and artists after thirteen entries were disqualified as being too secular in the 1999 Dove Awards. The rules were rescinded afterwards, many groups disqualified by the rulings in 1999 were winners in 2000. Christian pop culture Gospel Music Association of Canada Covenant Awards Official website GMA website Past winners
Christian rock is a form of rock music that features lyrics focusing on matters of Christian faith with an emphasis on Jesus performed by self-proclaimed Christian individuals. The extent to which their lyrics are explicitly Christian varies between bands. Many bands who perform Christian rock have ties to the contemporary Christian music labels, media outlets, festivals, while other bands are independent. Rock music was not viewed favorably by most traditional and fundamentalist Christians when it became popular with young people from the 1950s, although early rock music was influenced by country and gospel music. In 1952 Archibald Davison, a Harvard professor, summed up the sound of traditional Christian music and why its supporters may not like Rock music when he said: "... a rhythm that avoids strong pulses. Based upon Archibald Davison's statement it is easy to see how different these two genres of music are. Christians in many regions of the United States did not want their children exposed to music with unruly, impassioned vocals, loud guitar riffs and jarring, hypnotic rhythms.
Rock and roll differed from the norm, thus it was seen as a threat. The music was overtly sexual in nature, as in the case of Elvis Presley, who became controversial and massively popular for his suggestive stage antics and dancing. However, Elvis was a religious person who released a gospel album: Peace in the Valley. Individual Christians may have listened to or performed rock music in many cases, but it was seen as anathema to conservative church establishments in the American South, he Touched Me was a 1972 gospel music album by Elvis Presley which sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and earned Presley his second of three Grammy Awards. Not counting compilations, it was his third and final album devoted to gospel music; the song "He Touched Me" was written in 1963 by Bill Gaither, an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. In the 1960s, rock music developed artistically, attained worldwide popularity and became associated with the radical counterculture alienating many Christians.
In 1966 The Beatles, regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock bands of their era, ran into trouble with many of their American fans when John Lennon jokingly offered his opinion that Christianity was dying and that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now". The romantic, melodic rock songs of the band's early career had been viewed as inoffensive, but after the remark, churches nationwide organized Beatles record burnings and Lennon was forced to apologize. Subsequently, the Beatles and most rock musicians experimented with a more complex, psychedelic style of music, that used anti-establishment, drug related, or sexual lyrics, while The Rolling Stones sang "Sympathy for the Devil", a song written from the point of view of Satan. Allegations of Satanic intent arose from the Beatles' et al. use of the controversial backmasking recording technique. This further increased Christian opposition to rock music; as the decade continued, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Paris student riots and other events served as catalysts for youth activism and political withdrawal or protest, which became associated with rock bands, whether or not they were political.
Moreover, many saw the music as promoting a lifestyle of promiscuous "sex and rock and roll" reflected in the behavior of many rock stars. However, there was growing ideological potential of rock. Countless new bands sprang up in the mid-to-late 1960s, as rock displaced older, smoother pop styles to become the dominant form of pop music, a position it would enjoy continuously until the end of the 20th century, when hip-hop eclipsed it in sales. Among the first bands that played Christian rock was The Crusaders, a Southern Californian garage rock band, whose November 1966 Tower Records album Make a Joyful Noise with Drums and Guitars is considered one of the first gospel rock releases, or "the first record of Christian rock", Mind Garage, "arguably the first band of its kind", whose 1967 Electric Liturgy was recorded in 1969 at RCA's "Nashville Sound" studio. Both of these recordings were preceded by the rockabilly praise LP I Like God's Style and performed by one 16-year-old Isabel Baker and released on the private Wichita, Kansas Romco label in 1965, which slipped into obscurity before being rediscovered around 2007.
Larry Norman described as the "father of Christian rock music", in his years "the Grandfather of Christian rock", who, in 1969 recorded and released Upon This Rock, "the first commercially released Jesus rock album", challenged a view held by some conservative Christians that rock music was anti-Christian. One of his songs, "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?" Summarized his attitude and his quest to pioneer Christian rock music. A cover version of Larry Norman's Rapture-themed "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" appears in the Evangelical Christian feature film A Thief in the Night and appeared on Cliff Richard's Christian album Small Corners along with "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?". Another Christian rock pioneer, Randy Stonehill, released his first album in 1971, the Larry Norman-produced Born Twice. In the most common pressing of th
Recollection (Superchick album)
Recollection is the final album from the band Superchick. It was a CD/DVD release and it came out on November 29, 2013; the album features six original versions and five remixes of past hits. "Mister DJ" "Hope" "Sunshine" "5 Minutes at a Time" "This Is the Time" "Rock What You Got" "Cross the Line" "Hey Hey" "Stand in the Rain" "Beauty from Pain" "Pure" "We Live" "Hero" "Get Up" "Barlow Girls" "One Girl Revolution"
Superchick known as Superchic, was an American Christian alternative pop/rock band. Their music incorporated various styles such as pop, rock, R&B, their sound has been compared to mainstream artists like No Doubt and Avril Lavigne only with a heavier sound. Superchick has had five songs reach No. 1 on music charts, their song "Stand in the Rain" held the No. 1 spot for nine weeks on R&R Christian Hit Radio chart in 2006/2007. Superchick made their debut in 1999 at an Audio Adrenaline concert in front of an audience of 5,000, they continued to perform at live events throughout that year. Superchick self-released their first album in 2000; the album was re-released with three added remix tracks after they signed to Inpop Records, became their first official album: Karaoke Superstars. Since their music has appeared in several movies and television shows, including the movie Legally Blonde, the made for TV Disney movie Cadet Kelly, the recent movie To Save a Life. Last One Picked was released on October 8, 2002.
Superchick signed with mainstream record label Columbia Records to promote their 2005 album Beauty from Pain, resulting in their 2006 mainstream debut Beauty from Pain 1.1. The re-release album contains their signature hit "Stand in the Rain", their music has received favorable reviews in both Christian and mainstream publications. On December 4, 2008, Superchick was nominated for their first Grammy Award; the group was recognized in the category of "Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album" for their 2008 album, Rock What You Got, now featured on "ABC Family's" new hit show "Make it or Break it". The band launched their "Hey! Hey!" Tour on April 3, 2009. On June 7, 2011, lead singer Tricia Brock released her debut solo album entitled The Road; the group announced. The memorial took place on May 11, 2013. Matt Dally confirmed that "he is on the new record". On May 28, 2013, the band posted "This is the Time" written in memory of Lovelace. On August 11, 2013, Superchick announced on their Facebook page that the band had reached its closing chapter.
Max Hsu stated: "Everyone has new stories to write: Tricia has another solo record coming out, Dave is touring with Audio Adrenaline, Melissa started Rosebuds East, Matt is busy being a realtor/songwriter/daddy daycare and I've got plenty of projects to finish up, including a ThumpMonks record years in the making." He confirmed the release of five new tracks in the future. On June 27, 2016, a photo was posted of the band rehearsing for an upcoming reunion show; the band performed at Lifest on July 9, 2016, which featured the line-up of Tricia Brock, Max Hsu, Dave Ghazarian, Matt Dally, Andy Vegas and Brandon Estelle. In an interview at the show posted on YouTube, Brock said that they were asked to perform one last show at the site of their first show; the show was a one-off and considered as a final concert for the band. It was posted on Facebook Live. Final line-up Tricia Baumhardt – lead vocals Dave Ghazarian – lead guitar Matt Dally – bass guitar, rap vocals, synthesizer Max Hsu – DJ, keyboards Andy Vegas – percussion Brandon Estelle – drums Former members Justin Sharbono – guitar Ben Dally – drums Brian Fitch – drums Aaron Tosti – drums Clayton Hunt – drums Chase Lovelace – drums Dave Clo – bass guitar, acoustic guitar Melissa Brock – rhythm guitar, harmony vocals Studio albums Karaoke Superstars Last One Picked Beauty from Pain Rock What You Got
Patricia Elaine "Tricia" Baumhardt is an American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter raised in Dillsboro, Indiana. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the American Christian rock band Superchick. In 2011, she released her first solo studio album The Road as Tricia Brock, her name was shortened to Tricia for her second album Radiate and its preview EP, Enough, in 2013. Brock's father is Paul Joseph Brock and her mother is Peggy. Brock grew up in Dillsboro and was a member of the Christian rock band Superchick
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular