Entertainment One Announces Launch Of eOne Worship And New Partnership With Martha Munizzi
2013 Roster Also Includes Releases From Newcomers BJ Putnam And Bryan Popin
NEWS SOURCE: TKO Marketing
January 24, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 24, 2013) - Entertainment One announces the launch of eOne Worship, with new releases coming in 2013 from GRAMMY® Nominee and Dove and Stellar Award-Winner Martha Munizzi as well as newcomers BJ Putnam and Bryan Popin.
"I am excited to partner with eOne Worship and be a part of the team with my friends and co-worship leaders," said Munizzi. "I'm looking forward to new music, collaborations with artists, and opportunities in 2013 with eOne Worship."
eOne Worship is targeting the fall for a new release from Munizzi, who is spending the spring of 2013 launching her "Epic Worship School of Ministry" where she is mentoring future worship leaders and pastors for ministry. In addition, Munizzi hosts "EPIC WORSHIP" nights in her hometown of Orlando, Fla. once a month. Munizzi says, "I have been sensing God leading me to develop and mentor future worship leaders, pastors and musicians, and we are so excited to see Epic Worship School of Ministry now become a reality! My desire is to not only help people develop a strong foundation of leadership, but through our Epic Worship events each month, help lead them into God encounters that will ultimately impact the local church!"
With multiple projects on the schedule for 2013, eOne Worship kicks off the year with the multi-talented singer/songwriter Putnam. Putnam is the lead worship pastor for the mega-church, multi-campus Church for the Nations in Phoenix. His upcoming CD, More and More Live, co-produced by Putnam and Israel Houghton and recorded live at the church, releases on March 12, 2013. Popin's album is slated for early summer.
"We couldn't be more excited to be working with BJ and Bryan, and it is such a privilege for us to get to partner with Martha Munizzi who has been a leading voice for the multi-cultural church," said Aaron Manes, label director, eOne Worship. "As cultures unite we cannot ignore our traditions but what is occurring in the church is a new voice of collaboration across both racial and musical lines especially when it comes to worship music; there is a really beautiful and holy thing occurring in our church communities. We are excited to give a voice to the music of today's multi-cultural church and partner with pastors and churches to serve the greater body."
This coming spring, Putnam joins Houghton on tour as a special guest making stops at churches and venues across the country. Stay tuned to facebook.com/eOneWorship and Twitter.com/eOneWorship for upcoming tour dates and cities.
About the artists
An energetic and praise-filled woman of God, Munizzi has captured the hearts of gospel music lovers with songs like "Glorious," "Because Of Who You Are," "Jesus Is The Best Thing" and "Excellent". With her dynamic and unapologetic style of praise and worship, Martha Munizzi has quickly become a household name in the Christian music industry. Singlehandedly, the GRAMMY® nominee and Dove and Stellar Award winner has literally changed the face of the inspirational genre. The accolades are evidence of the popularity and diversity of her music ministry, and the acceptance of her unique style of praise & worship throughout the music community. Not only have lives been changed through her ministry, but she has savored the success of it as well, becoming the best-selling independent artist in the history of gospel music, selling over 500,000 units.
BJ is the lead worship pastor for the mega-church, multi-campus Church for the Nations in Phoenix, and his voice and songs can be heard on albums from Darlene Zschech to William McDowell. BJ's new album, More and More Live, will release in Spring 2013 and features live performances from Henry Seeley and others and is co-produced by BJ and Israel Houghton.
A classically trained pianist, a skilled songwriter, a worship leader - all of these are descriptions about Bryan Popin but none is stronger than simply saying he is a passionate song-leader. Having worked with artists from n*Sync to Chaka Khan, Popin spends his life leading worship in churches and at worship conferences with pastors such as TD Jakes and Jentezen Franklin. Produced by Bryan Lenox (Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant) Popin's new album is due out in the spring of 2013 and features vocal performances from friends Martha Munizzi, Jason Eskridge, and Jesse Campbell (From season 2 of "The Voice".)
About eOne Worship
eOne Worship is a division of Entertainment One. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, eOne Worship exists to give a voice to the music of today's multi-cultural church and worshippers worldwide. eOne Worship's roster includes Martha Munizzi, one of today's leading worship voices, as well as song leader Bryan Popin and Phoenix-based worship pastor BJ Putnam.
For more information on eOne Worship, visit facebook.com/eOneWorship and Twitter.com/eOneWorship.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
For more information about Entertainment One, visit www.eonemusic.com.
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