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  • Monday, October 4, 2004
    • Cornerstone Documentary to Screen at Gene Siskel Film Center
    • Heaven's Metal Re-launches As A Fanzine
    • Mike Roe and Mark Harmon to Release New CD
    • First Gospel Music Channel to Launch
    • Website Roundup
    • Tour Dates from The Alarm, Mindy Smith, Bill Mallonee, Brother Andrew and much, much, more!
    Cornerstone Documentary to Screen at Gene Siskel Film Center
    Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music? will be screening at the prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Illinois on November 19-24, 2004. This thorough, honest exploration of Christian underground music was chiefly filmed at Cornerstone Festival. The filmmakers will be available for a Q & A session at the Friday November 19 screening. Tickets are available through the Siskel Center's website at See the production company's website for more information.

    Heaven's Metal Re-launches As A Fanzine
    10 years after morphing into the simpler "HM," Heaven's Metal Fanzine is re-appearing as a black & white xerox fanzine. "It's kind of an outlet for fun," says founding editor Doug Van Pelt. The first 24- page issue of the re-launch (Issue #55, picking up where Heaven's Metal left off in '95), will come out within the next month. "It will fill the month-long gap between each issue of HM," explains Van Pelt, "so HM will continue as is with a Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, and Nov/Dec issues; and Heaven's Metal Fanzine will be titled Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar, Apr/May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, and Oct/Nov." As for the editorial flavor of the "new" fanzine, it will feel a lot like the recent "Heaven's Metal" section that's appeared in HM the past 2 issues. Single copy prices will be $2.95 and one-year subscriptions will be $6. For more information, go to

    Mike Roe and Mark Harmon to Release New CD
    Michael Roe is releasing a new record this fall.  Fun with Sound features Mike Roe and Mark Harmon "at the top of their pop game."

    In support of the new record, Satellite Booking is scheduling CD Release Parties across the U.S.  The shows are called parties because they will be a celebration of the new record. Mike and Mark will be traveling for most of November playing tunes from the new record which will be available for sale at the shows. For details go to

    First Gospel Music Channel to Launch
    Charles Humbard, former senior vice president and general manager of Discovery Networks, and Brad Siegel, former president of Turner Entertainment Networks, have teamed to launch the Gospel Music Channel, the first television network dedicated to all forms of the gospel music genre. The advertiser-supported network. The Gospel Music Channel's headquarters will be based in Atlanta with additional production offices in Nashville. The network's programming strategy will capture the rich history and modern influence of all gospel music styles and genres, including adult contemporary, inspirational, praise and worship, urban and R&B gospel, southern gospel, country, rock, Latin, instrumental and children's. While the Gospel Music Channel's primary target audience will be Adults 18-49, the channel will feature music video blocks, artists' biographies, music specials and live concerts programming that will also appeal to the large and diverse national gospel audience. The schedule will be strategically day-parted to reach teens, tweens and even children.

    Larry Gatlin, one of the legends of Gospel and Country Music, has been named the channel's Director, Artists & Performances, Country and Southern Gospel. The Gospel Music Channel is in discussions to secure other major figures representing the other key genres of gospel music. 

    Regarding the announcement, Mr. Humbard said, "Gospel Music fans represent a very powerful economic consumer base that stretches from coast to coast." According to the press release, "Gospel music is one of the fastest-growing areas in the recorded music industry. Total record sales for 2003 reached 50 million units in the United States, with a 62% growth rate between 1996 and 2001 and over 60% of these sales taking place in mainstream retail outlets. For every ten country music albums sold, consumers buy seven gospel albums. In addition, more than 1,400 radio stations throughout the country program gospel music for over 80 million listeners." More information on Gospel Music Channel can be found online at

    Rocketown to Re-release Pioneering Modern Worship CD, Exodus
    On November 23, Rocketown Records will re-release Exodus, a various artist compilation of original songs that many credit with launching the modern worship movement. First released in 1998, Exodus boasted a who’s who of Christian music artists, including dc Talk, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Sixpence None the Richer and Third Day, among others. The Exodus of 2004 offers all the original recordings plus three new tracks from new artists Nirva, Taylor Sorensen and Robbie Seay Band

    Pillar Reaches #1
    --- Weekly CMRadio.Net Station Chart ---
    EDGE (Hard Rock, Hardcore, and anything else Loud)  for 09-11-2004

    1     Pillar - Bring Me Down   < 1st Week at #1 >     [Flicker]
    2     Skillet - My Obsession      [Ardent]
    3     Underoath - Reinventing Your Exit 
    4     Demon Hunter - Not Ready To Die      [Solid State]
    5     Haste The Day - The Closest Thing To Closure      [Solid State] 
    6     Longday - Follow  
    7     Stretch Arm Strong - Black Clouds      [Solid State]
    8     Nurtured In Purple - Decrease Me      [Independent]
    9     Emery - Walls      [Tooth & Nail]
    10   Thousand Foot Krutch - Faith, Love And Happiness      [Tooth &

    The full chart can be found at:

    Building 429 #1
    Modern Rock (Modern Rock and Alternative)  for 09-11-2004

    1     Building 429 - Free   < 1st Week at #1 >     [Word/Curb/WB]
    2     Falling Up - Bittersweet      [Tooth & Nail]
    3     Hawk Nelson - Every Little Thing      [Tooth & Nail]
    4     Jeremy Camp - Stay      [BEC Recordings]
    5     Sanctus Real - Everything About You      [Sparrow Label Group] 
    6     Last Tuesday - Beat Dependent      [Dug Records]
    7     Eowyn - Take Me Away      [Independent]
    8     April Sixth - You Come Around 
    9     Subseven - Emotion      [Flicker]
    10   Mourning September - Glorietta      [Floodgate Records]

    The full chart can be found at:

    Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. Features Aretha on New Solo Project
    Seasons Change the new solo project by Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., featuring guest artists Aretha Franklin, Paul Porter, and Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson is now in stores. For more information about Bishop Morton visit

    Website Roundup

    P.O.D.'s Jason Truby's Solo Release

    Bethany House Launches
    Bethany House Publishers recently launched in support of the October release Under God by bestselling authors (Jesus Freaks, Jesus Freaks Vol. 2) Toby Mac and Michael Tait. Under God tells the stories of of both famous and little-known men and women of faith who forged America. Visitors will also find many links and resources to help them gain more understanding about America's legacy and be encouraged to make positive contributions to their communities. 

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