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Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview With Grammy Award-winning Producer, Glenn A. Tabor III

Glenn Tabor III is a sound engineer, music producer, and the founder of Gat3 Records, a studio that has existed for over 20 years. He has produced music across many genres and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards. He has worked with many artists across the globe and garnered much experience which has made him a favorite of many artists/labels over time. Glenn is also the founder of the Gat3 Recording Program where he has successfully taught Audio Engineering to a lot of people who are professionals today. Glenn took the time today to share with the world through TBAP his journey through life and in the music industry. Follow our conversation below!


Miranda ~ Hello Glenn! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Glenn: Thank you for the great questions. I married my high school sweetheart, Susan, and we have two beautiful daughters, Madelenn Marie and Julia Grace. I started Gat3 nearly 22 years ago to work with artists from all over the globe. Since everyone always asks what Gat3 stands for, it’s just my initials – Glenn A Tabor III.

Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? We’d love to hear your story! In what way do you believe your personal story and journey as a Christian can help inspire others?

Glenn: I became a Christian at the age of five. My father was a pastor, and my mother, a Christian singer. Selflessly, they have and continue to dedicate their lives to helping others find Jesus. They have been a true example of Christianity all of my life.

Miranda ~ At what point did music become a part of your life? What events in particular led to you becoming a professional sound engineer and music producer? For each case, is the story the same? Are you also a songwriter?

Glenn: Music was really always a part of my family. When I was a young boy, my mother went into the studio to record her first record. From that moment, I knew I would make music—there was no plan B! I’m sure I drove the engineers and producer crazy with questions. I do have songwriting credits and a publishing company, but I wouldn’t call myself a songwriter. There are MANY great writers out there, and I like to think my best skills involve bringing someone’s idea to life—making it the best it can be!

Miranda ~ How would you describe your early days in the industry? What lessons/principles did you pick up along the way that resonate with you even now? In what way has your journey in the industry bettered your walk with God?

Glenn: In my early years, I was relentless! I spent nearly every waking moment in the studio developing skills and learning. I slept only a few hours a night, a practice that still sticks with me to this day. Back then I recorded to analog tape! It was (and still is) an organic and multi-sensorial experience. We didn’t have unlimited tracks and takes like today, so capturing the moment was paramount. I still have several analog multitrack recorders, and although I don’t get to use them as often as I’d like, the concept of coaxing the best, most alive and genuine performance from an artist is a principle I still follow in today’s digital world. Diligence and hard work always pay off. It isn’t always easy, but your journey in Christ often parallels that.

Miranda ~ You’d been nominated a couple of times before your first Grammy Award. What were the thoughts that crossed your mind the moment you were called for the first award? How did this affect you personally, and particularly, in your walk with God?

Glenn: I remember the exact moment I got the call for the first two Grammy™ wins. It is certainly a great honor to be recognized professionally by your peers; however, it doesn’t change who I am or what I do. I’m thankful it has opened doors for me to work with more artists who want to creatively share Christ. I’m often asked, “Who is your biggest client?” The philosophy for me and everyone at Gat3 is “whomever we are working with today!” I want to honor and serve EVERY artist to the best of my ability, regardless of their record sales or popularity. God has always honored the sacrifice and hard work that my staff and I put in daily to make the best music we can.

Miranda ~ What inspired Gat3 Productions to start an academy? What do you hope to achieve through your academy? What do you believe a Christian in the music business can offer to the world?

Glenn: I always wanted to start a recording school. The majority of interns and applicants we received from the “big schools” just didn’t get it and that was frustrating for me. Anyone can learn to press a button, but making a difference requires so much more than that! My goal was to raise people up to be their best…to be who they were designed to be. When you can truly serve others, your impact and influence multiplies!

Miranda ~ Christian/mainstream industries are on the lookout for spectacular talent. How would you describe spectacular on the Christian front today? What would you say is the key to an award-winning talent/song?

Glenn: You know, it takes creativity to even call yourself a Christian. Originality is what makes things spectacular. That is difficult to find in our modern culture. We can be so consumed by looking like/sounding like/being like someone else, we lose sight of our own identity. Genuine and true creative expression is what makes extraordinary songs. Creativity is truth, and truth always stands the test of time.

Miranda ~ What would you like to see change in the Christian music industry? Do you teach these principles in the Gat3 Academy?

Glenn: This is somewhat related to the previous question in my mind. Our social media driven, fake and plastic world, is SO temporary. The better servants we are, the more effective our music and lifestyle becomes. In the Gat3 Recording Program, we strive to teach people how to become valuable to others, while learning the art of making music.

Miranda ~ What are you most grateful for right now and generally?

Glenn: I’m grateful for a wonderful and healthy family! My wife is an incredible business partner, who manages the business (and me) with remarkable resolve. My older daughter has become an incredible videographer and also helps with the day-to-day operations. My younger daughter is an awesome drummer, who is full of unique surprises! These three women love God, and have shown me what unconditional love means.

Miranda ~ What advice would you offer to a person who wants to go into the sound engineering/music production business?

Glenn: Make yourself valuable to others! And of course, take the Gat3 Recording Program!

The Fun Qs!

Coffee or Tea? Coffee, and the darker the roast, the better!

Gym or Outdoor? Outdoors, but I’d rather be in the studio!

Sneakers or Boots? Boots, but really cool ones

Running or Walking? Walking

Cereal or Fruit? How about a protein shake?

Music or Books? Music of course

TV or Magazine? Magazine

Summer or Spring? What happened to Fall?

Rain or Snow? Rain, but sunshine is preferred

Blazer or Leather Jacket? Leather jacket

 

Watch the Gat3 Movie

Glenn took the time to make a special video for TBAP readers. Take the tour with Glenn!

 

Glenn’s Story


Glenn Tabor’s career as an Engineer and Producer has spanned many years and numerous musical genres. He started his career in the mid 90’s graduating from Full Sail University in Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in engineering. An opportunity for a chief engineer position brought him to North Carolina where he started his professional career at a small Christian label. Glenn’s ambition and passion for the industry propelled him shortly after that, to start his own production company and studio appropriately named Gat3 Productions (representing his initials) in 1996. He built Gat3 to be a studio of the utmost quality with amazing spaces and some of the most sought after modern and vintage microphones, equipment and instruments available. The reputation that Gat3 has built over the 20 plus years since Glenn first started it is one of integrity, amazing sound, and warm environments.

Glenn’s experience throughout the decades of recording and mixing for artists and labels includes Pop, Rock, Christian, Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz worlds among others. After receiving a previous Grammy Nomination in 2008 for the Album, Tell Someone (Rebel Records), by Kenny and Amanda Smith for the category of Best Southern, Bluegrass or Gospel Album category, he went on to receive two additional Grammy nominations, winning both. He completed production work as well as mixing on the award–wining album, Oh Happy Day (EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings), including the title cut performed by Queen Latifah. The album took home the award for Best Traditional Gospel Album. The second album that also won that evening was Heather Headley’s Audience Of One (EMI Gospel), which was awarded Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album of the year.

With so much experience in the Christian Music industry and the passion Glenn has for that style of music, many Churches, Artists, and Groups turn to him for his production and mixing skills in order to transform their songs and propel their music to a further reach.

Because of his love of the music industry and the process of recording and mixing, Glenn wanted others to be able to have an opportunity to also learn and eventually work doing what they love. In 2013 he started the Gat3 Recording Program, in the same Charlotte location as the studio. This program enabled those interested in Audio Engineering a way to learn the skills necessary to become an Audio Engineer at an affordable cost and in an intimate environment. Since launching the program, courses have been very successful and popular for aspiring engineers to learn from experienced and award winning engineers. Learn more about Glenn on his official website.

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Bearing The Marks Of Christ

Every day the world becomes bolder in its rebellion against God and the order in which He created life to exist. It seemingly extends a hand of friendship with the aim to seduce you into its lifestyle, using alluring tactics that promise solidarity, peace and freedom. Sadly, within the world’s version of these very elements lie a web that entangles and causes one to compromise Scriptural principles, and therefore, rebel against God.

Galatians 6 exposes the truth of what the world does. Verse 12 says,

“Be circumcised that you may not be persecuted.”

Back in Paul’s day, being a circumcised Jew meant you truly belonged to society and could be welcomed into the elite group. Today, the rules are different. Christians are required to be more tolerant and receptive of things that Scripture forbids. Refusing to be socio-culturally “circumcised” may put you in a position to be persecuted.

According to the second half of verse 17, however, we’re told that we bear the marks of Jesus Christ in our bodies. Yes, so we should be glad when we face persecution. This was emphasized by Jesus Himself when He was on earth prior to Paul’s apostleship in Matthew 5:11-12 when He instructed us to, “Rejoice and be glad; for great is your reward in Heaven, for even the prophets before you were persecuted in the same way.”

The first half of Verse 17 tells us to not let anyone—what they say or do—trouble us because we bear the marks of Christ. The world is simply being itself, and you are being a child of God. Jesus warned in Matthew 5:11 that they would revile and say all kinds of things against us. But He said further, “Blessed are you because of this.” This, though painful, should be enough for us. Galatians 6:18 goes on to say a prayer for the grace of Jesus to be with our spirits, a grace already promised to us by God Himself (Hebrews 4:16).

In light of this, know your God and His ways and draw closer to Him. Discover what He has already said about you and fully embrace it. Do not be afraid of your calling no matter how scary it may appear. Rather, follow the path that He has set you on; His grace is made available for every single step that you’ll ever take. Do not be afraid to proclaim the name of Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads you to. Do good in love and in His Name; seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).

God bless!

 

About the Editor


Miranda A. Uyeh is the founder and editor of To Be A Person (TBAP), the author of Christian Romance/Suspense fiction, To Die Once: Child of Grace #1, a Mogul Global Ambassador, and a copywriter. She was a one-time shortlisted judge for the Inspy Awards in 2014 in the Contemporary Romance & Romance/Suspense Category.

When Miranda isn’t reviewing books/entertainment or hosting interviews on TBAP, she’s writing, reading for fun or relaxing with a good movie! When she gets bored with the world, she talks to God about it! To learn more about her book, To Die Once, her journey as an author and her other activities, you can follow her personal website. You can also connect with her on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Google+.

The article, Bearing The Marks Of Christ, first appeared on To Be A Person (TBAP).

NEWS ~ Hope Rising Album By Central Music Releases Today

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Los Angeles, CA (November, 2017) — DREAM Worship is proud to announce the release of Central Music’s new album, Hope Rising.  The team lead by worship pastors, Nathan Del Turo, Adrian Darsee, Ty Winder, Jaimie Geideman, is a team of people with a heart for Jesus.  Starting several years ago, the church led by Pastor Cal Jernigan, decided that they would be a church that would allow music to help bring people into the presence of God.  The 10 song album was produced by multi-grammy award winning producer, Glenn Tabor III out of his studio Gat3 Studios.  Pastor Nathan Del Turo talks about their experience writing and recording this album below:

“The writing process for this album was a great! These songs were collectively written by 14 of our worship leaders here at Central. I’m extremely proud of this team! Their commitment to Jesus and their passion to write are inspiring to me. These songs were written out of the valley and mountain top moments in our church, over this past year. I hope that when people listen to these songs, the lyrics give life to what their feeling, hoping for, and open up new spaces and places of worship to Jesus.”

You can purchase Hope Rising here or via text: text CENTRAL to 51555.

Hope Rising track listing:

  1. Only Like You
  2. You Move
  3. Eyes on Heaven
  4. For Your Glory
  5. You’re Forever
  6. Hope Rising
  7. God with Us
  8. Psalm 23
  9. Refuge
  10. You Made a Way

Watch Central Music’s Only Like You (Live)

For more information visit Central Music and DREAM Label Group.

About Central Music


Central Music is made up of a team of people from one church, in many locations. We decided several years ago that we wanted to be a church that truly leans into worship. The heart of Central Music is to bring our people and others into the presence of God through music. We do this through Nights of Worship, our Weekend Services, and writing/recording original worship songs. To hear our songs and to keep up with the Central Music team, check out this page on our website. Also on iTunes and Instagram (@CentralMusicAZ).

 

About DREAM Label Group


DREAM was founded in 2008 to provide artists with a genuine approach to how real artist development should be done. By allowing for a partnership as a business model, Dream’s artists empower themselves to develop and carry out a real vision for their lives as they affect other people’s lives with their music and message. Incorporating social media, press, radio and touring it’s allowing it’s artists grow together as a family.

 

Album Review ~ Hope Rising By Central Music

Category

Religious/Christian

Genre

Contemporary Praise/worship

Release Date

November 15, 2017.

Rating

4 Stars

Review


Hope Rising by Central Music, as the title implies, inspires hope and faith in the hearts of its listeners and to give glory to God. The music, in a beautiful way, is generally soft, and its lyrics, as gentle as its instrumentals are soft—a lovely combo to produce a different kind of Contemporary Praise/worship.

Central Music certainly has something good going on here. There is a lot of Contemporary Praise music out there, but Central Music has succeeded in creating a delightful and lovely sub-genre that has its own unique signature.

About Central Music


Central Music is made up of a team of people from one church, in many locations. We decided several years ago that we wanted to be a church that truly leans into worship. The heart of Central Music is to bring our people and others into the presence of God through music. We do this through Nights of Worship, our Weekend Services, and writing/recording original worship songs. To hear our songs and to keep up with the Central Music team, check out this page on our website. Also on iTunes and Instagram (@CentralMusicAZ).

Scoop ~ Interview With Celebrity Marriage Counselor, Tina Konkin

 

Celebrity marriage counselor and relationship expert, Tina Konkin, is the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline. Tina has counseled many celebrity and high profile couples, and her organization has seen a success rate of over 90%. She has appeared on Dr. Phil and The Real House Wives. In September, she released her highly anticipated book, Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships, which she co-authored with her late husband, Ron. Tina took some time to share with the world on TBAP about her life, work, and faith. Follow our conversation below!


Miranda ~ Hello Tina! It’s a pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Tina: I am a mother to three, a grandmother to three, the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline, and a coach to many. As an author, relationship expert, counselor, and conference speaker, I have facilitated hundreds of seminars for youth, adults, couples, and families for over 30 years. Coming from a background of abuse and abandonment, my passion has always been to help heal the broken-hearted by giving them a clear path so that they can live the life they’ve always imagined.

Miranda ~ How did you discover God? What’s your story?

Tina: Even though I accepted Jesus at the age of five, I can truly say it was an experience that would never leave me, and one that has never left me. I remember it clearly because, the first story I heard in our cold basement Sunday school room was the story of the disciples telling the children to go away. God clearly knew I needed to hear that, and especially the outcome: how Jesus chastised them for shooing the children away. At the age of five, I could not imagine the ending of that story. It was already ingrained in my little mind that “children should be seen and not heard.” When the most important man in the story stopped them and called the children over, I was astounded and in complete disbelief, even at my young age! From that day to this day, I have complete confidence that there is nothing I could ever do to lose His love or approval!

Miranda ~ What led you into relationship counseling and, how did you find yourself counseling high profile relationships?

Tina: When my oldest daughter turned eight, I began to reject her as a child. I lost all maternal instinct of nurturing her. I tried traditional counseling, but only lasted about two, maybe three sessions. I did all that I could spiritually: from prayer to fasting, to seeking pastoral counseling, but nothing seemed to get to the root of my very serious problem. In 1992, I was invited to attend a 5-day intensive personal growth seminar led by Dr. Phil’s partner. It was a life changer. Not only did it heal me and remove the rejection of my daughter, but it healed my damaged marriage as well. After the five days, we decided that it was what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives, so we went into training for two years, and the rest is history.

Miranda ~ What is the underlying principle that guides the manner in which you counsel couples?

Tina: At our intensives the underlying principles that we take couples and individuals through are rolled into something we call the R3 Factor.

R1 – Reveal: It’s about revealing your yesterday. You cannot change or heal what you don’t reveal or acknowledge. So it’s about people acknowledging and revealing what’s in their heart. This is something that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 19:8: “Divorce was allowed, because of the hardness of the heart,” and that’s where we start. We look deeply at the hardness of the heart. That’s the reveal! Once we can acknowledge and reveal, then we are in position to rewrite, which is the R2.

R2 – Rewrite: Rewriting comes through forgiveness and compassion—looking from a different perspective and seeing people how Jesus saw them when He was on the cross. He said, “Forgive them for they know not what they do,” and in an unusual way, He almost made an excuse for them. That is what we call Rewriting. You can excuse, not what happened and not making it right, and understand instead that the things that have happened are not necessarily because people are evil, but because their actions could have come from a place of “hurt people, hurt people.” That’s the Rewrite, something that only comes from and through forgiveness. And the third is to Renew.

R3 – Renew: Renew is about making life better than it was before. Renew is about tomorrow; it’s about starting the rewrite today and entering tomorrow with a brand new perspective, knowing that life can, in fact, be better than it was before. That’s why the renewing of the mind and heart—and as the bible says, “Think upon these: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are good, whatsoever things are of good report, and whatsoever things are pure”—is so incredibly important. That’s the principle of the Renew; we renew the mind by being aware of what we put in it, and by being aware of how we look at things through it.

That being said, these are not independent steps. They are a perfect union of three: Change can only come through us seeing the Reveal and the Rewrite, and only then are we ready to Renew. Those are our underlying principles.

Miranda ~ In what way do you believe that what you do will change the world, especially for Christian Couples?

Tina: I believe that what we do is heal relationships—one broken heart at a time. The reason Relationship Lifeline is seeing over 90% success rate with couples who have already broken up, or who are in the process of breaking up, is because we look at the hardness of the heart—something Jesus said is the reason for divorce. So if we can fix that primary issue and get couples to look at themselves and look into the depths of their own hardness, they usually change, which changes the relationships; and when that happens, compassion comes in, and then they are able to fully apply the R3 Principles. The success rate is beyond even our wildest imaginings. We witness miracles in the room every month as we are privileged to watch couples regain and even rediscover love they thought they had lost forever.

Miranda ~ Why did you decide to write the book, Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships?

Tina: My husband and I co-wrote the book because we knew that if people could only get the “love, sex and money” thing figured out, they’d probably have a great relationship. Money issues and intimacy issues in relationships usually play a huge part in the breakdown of the relationship, and when that happens the love disappears. Also, we wrote the book after realizing that it would be impossible for us to reach everyone who might need to hear this information personally, and not every person would be able to attend our 4-day relationship seminar. So we decided this book could bridge that gap and allow us a way to get this vital information into the hands of everyone wanting to better their marriage. It was and remains our hope to educate people about how damaging and destructive hardness of their heart actually is. The baggage that people carry into their marriages can be overcome; healing is possible.

Miranda ~ When you stepped into celebrity counseling did it change your perception of the world of celebrities in any particular way?

Tina: No, it didn’t change my perception. It only made me realize that we all have the same issue: hardness of heart. Hurt people hurt people and broken hearts are all the same, celebrity or not. There is one difference I noticed: celebrities live life in the public eye so, when they fight or get divorced or are cheated on, that news, more times than not, ends up in the newspapers or somewhere online. We, common folk, get to grieve and cry and fight in private; celebrities are forced to do that in public. The price of fame is great.

Miranda ~ Who are the people who’ve influenced you the most, in life and work?

Tina: I would say that my first Sunday school teacher was one of the first people who steered me toward my destiny, and then, along the way God has brought a lot of mentors into my life. Pastors and spiritual leaders that I know have had a huge influence on me. Funny enough, though, one of the biggest “life changing” events for me has to have been a 5-day seminar that I was fortunate enough to attend, that was led by Dr. Phil’s company.

Miranda ~ What are you most grateful for generally and right now?

Tina: I am most grateful for my family at this time. My husband passed away Christmas Day 2013, and I thank God for the family that I have. I thank God that 20 years before he passed away, we chose to heal our damaged and broken marriage. We chose to make our relationship work. It was not in my husband’s nature to take the easy way out, even after infidelity had rocked us to our core.

Miranda ~ What advice would you offer a person going into counseling profession, especially one who wants to help high profile couples?

Tina: I would counsel them first and foremost, to look at their own calling and purpose. This type of work is trying, and one can’t live on a surface level. It requires 110% focus and engagement every moment, and that is not for everyone. I would also advise that they look at “famous” people with the same eyes they look at everyone else. If you can remove their celebrity status and are able to treat them as broken people with hurting hearts, you will be ahead of the curve. Celebrities long to be treated like “normal” people. They desire authenticity, especially when they are being asked to be authentic themselves.

Fun Q’s

Coffee or Tea? COFFEE

Dresses or Pants? Dresses

Boots or Heels? Heels

Vegetables or Fruits? Veg

Music or Movies? Movies

Juice or Smoothie? Smoothie

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Cooking or Cleaning? Cleaning

 

About Tina Konkin


Tina Konkin is an internationally acclaimed leader and speaker on the topic of relationships. As the co-founder and Executive Director of R3 Lifeline, Tina regularly speaks for men’s & women’s groups, couples conferences, church groups, and business organizations, as well as personal coaching focused on relentlessly achieving a life that rises to it’s full potential of God-given gifts and purpose.

NEWS ~ The Emotional Wound Thesaurus By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Releases Today

The seventh installment in The Emotional Thesaurus series by co-authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi releases today. The book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Psychological Trauma, will help writers better craft characters with emotional wounds so that they are relatable to readers. Find out more details about this book below.

About the Book


Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story.

Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find:

• A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience
• An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events
• An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it
• Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling
• A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goals
• A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects

Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.

Category

Non-fiction

Genre

Fiction Writing Resource

Release Date

October 25, 2017.

Meet the Authors

About Becca Puglisi


Becca Puglisi is a speaker, international writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via her newest endeavor: One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library like no other, filled with description and brain-storming tools to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

About Angela Ackerman


Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of six bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Her books are available in six languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.

Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. A strong believer in writers helping and supporting other writers, she tries to pay-it-forward however she is able to.

NEWS ~ DREAM Label Signs Christian Pop Group, Mass Anthem

Los Angeles (September, 2017) – DREAM Label Group is excited to announce the signing of Nashville pop group, Mass Anthem, to its growing roster at DREAM Records (Matthew Parker, We Are Leo, Landry Cantrell).  Mass Anthem is comprised of brothers, Tyler Sowards, Chad Sowards as well as Joey Atansio.

“Mass Anthem has a passion for young people and the struggles they face on a daily basis. We want our music to be relevant to pop culture, but also bring a positive message and encourage people in their faith.  All of our music is written from a place of honesty and struggles we have actually faced. We want kids to know that we have been where they are, and they can come out the other side stronger.  We hope that when people hear our music, the lyrics speak to them and into their story.” – Chad Sowards, Mass Anthem

“We do music because we have a story to tell of Gods redeeming grace and the freedom we experience in Him. It’s a message of hope that many young people are so desperate to hear.” – Tyler Sowards, Mass Anthem

The band’s manager, Doran Eichenberg of Radar Talent Agency shared, “I haven’t been this excited about an artist since signing Nate and Darren.” Having discovered, developed, and launched the careers of both NF and We Are Messengers, the Radar Talent Agency owner/founder knows a thing or two about picking undiscovered new talent.

“God has truly blessed these guys with such an incredible gift of song,” said DREAM Label Group GM, Lance Brown.  “Their hearts of ministry is incredible and DREAM feels blessed to know these guys.  We are looking forward to what God will do for them.”

The group wrote their new album Through People Like Me with talented artists and writers from Tony Wood (Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Hawk Nelson), to Ben Calhoun (Citizen Way), to Jordan Sapp (Tauren Wells, NF, Blanca).

For more information about Mass Anthem, visit their Official website and social media: @MassAnthem

Photo Credit: Annette McNamara

ABOUT MASS ANTHEM

Mass Anthem is a Christian pop band originally from the Chicagoland area now located in Nashville, TN. The trio is comprised of brothers, Chad and Tyler Sowards, as well as Joey Atansio. Their debut album “ALIVE” was released in June, 2014 followed by their record Through People Like Me released on June 2, 2017. “We hope this new album captures our creativity and energy that we bring to the stage every night,” says Tyler. “Our goal was to create a diverse album of fun, energetic music with lyrics that will encourage people to live a life for Someone greater than themselves, and we believe we have accomplished that goal with this album.”

Mass Anthem relocated to Nashville, TN in pursuit of furthering their music career and making roots in the Christian industry. “It’s been amazing making new connections with writers and other musicians since moving to Nashville. We know we are taking steps in the right direction and are so excited for what the future holds. As a band we always say, as long as God keeps opening the doors, we are going to keep walking through them,” says Chad, lead singer of the group.

Mass Anthem has a passion for the youth and the upcoming generation. They hope their music inspires today’s youth and encourages them with a positive message. “So many young people today put their identity in the number of followers they have or the likes they get on social media, rather than following the One who gives them their identity. We want to take back the youth and have our music point them to Christ and the freedom they can experience in Him,” says Chad.

About DREAM Label Group

DREAM provides artists with a genuine approach to how real artist development should be done. By allowing for a partnership as a business model, DREAM artists empower themselves to develop and carry out a real vision for their lives as they affect other people’s lives with their music and message. Incorporating social media, press, radio and touring, DREAM is helping its artists grow together as a family. DREAM was founded in 2008 and has grown to 17 different divisions comprised of multiple labels, merchandise, apparel, mobile, publishing and film.