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I received this notice from GIA Music. – Richard Schletty

Full notice here:

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Celebren con GIA Publications, Inc. el lanzamiento del nuevo y totalmente bilingüe...

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An email blast from Keith Mohr at Details about this group ad buy were posted a couple weeks ago. Use search tool to find that story. – Richard Schletty, creative admin


Just a quick note to let you know it's the last call to promote your music and mission to over 560,000+ fans of Christian music through our "Indie Corner" ad in the May 1 issue of CCM Digital Magazine! 

We have 2 remaining slots! Check out the ad and info here:

We'll give the last 2 slots a discount! Let me know if you have any questions. Happy to help!

Keith Mohr, president

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From John Michael Talbot Ministries:

Notice: original article has been edited. We have just learned that John Michael Talbot's "Praise the Lord" appearance on Thursday, April 24th will NOT be broadcast until SATURDAY, May 3rd at 2:00 PM PT - 5:00 PM ET. We apologize for this late notice. If you planned on attending the taping this evening at TBN's studio - you are still good to go! Thank you for your understanding and continued support of this...

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The grave now is empty! The stone is rolled away! Hallelujah!Cross-posted, with permission, from Nick Alexander's blog.

The grave now is empty! The stone is rolled away! Hallelujah!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Easter is the most joyous time of the year. It is the time that we celebrate the impossible–that death no longer has any power over us. Our Lord Jesus looked as if He was slain; but no! Jesus conquered death. And by conquering death, He has opened the way of salvation to all who believe.

Easter is not a one...

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holyweekmusicFrom the Nick Alexander blog

Holy Week, at this writing, is close upon us.

This is the most sacred time of the year. This is the time where we pause and reflect upon the saddest–and shortly afterwards, the most triumphant–moments in all of history. This is the basis of our belief, that the Son of God would willingly allow Himself to be taken, scourged, and crucified for our sins.

Throughout the centuries, composers of various different musical...

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Here is an excerpt from Facebook today, April 15, 2014. John Michael Talbot Ministries is reaching out to all Christians, reaching out to old, new and future fans. Give JMT a shout and a Like. - R. Schletty (TCS creative admin)

HELP US FIND ALL OF JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT'S FANS ON FACEBOOK! We are looking for all fans of John Michael Talbot - old and new who are on Facebook! Do you know someone on Facebook who has been lead to Christ by JMTs ministry? Are you blessed by the gospel reflections on this page? His writings? New TV ministry? Please take a moment and share this image and a link to his Facebook page on your...

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Mark MalletFrom

Singing and playing guitar since the age of nine, Mark Mallett is a Canadian singer/songwriter, Catholic evangelist and author. Since leaving his career as a successful television journalist in 2000, Mark has been touring extensively throughout North America and abroad giving parish missions & concerts, as well as speaking and ministering at retreats, conferences and Catholic schools. He had the privilege of singing at the Vatican and presenting his music...

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An email blast from John Michael Talbot Ministries: REMINDER! WATCH John Michael Talbot's new TV show "All Things Are Possible" this week on Wednesday - April 9th! We have updated John Michael's website with broadcast times, all the ways to watch and more! Please CLICK HERE for complete information! We premiered to RAVE REVIEWS last week! Here's a sample of the many letters we received from fans:
  • What a blessing your programs are to me. God bless you! - Jason S.
  • I love that you were ecumenical but still Catholic! I can't wait for the next one! -...

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Here is a series of Sibelius 6 Quick Tips posted at YouTube by my friend and music associate, André van Haren, composer and orchestral arranger. André lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sibelius is a music notation (engraving) program for creating sheet music. If you want to learn Sibelius quickly, start here with André's Quick Tips! – Richard Schletty A series of Sibelius 6 Quick Tips in which I explain, one at the time, problems that you could encounter in Sibelius 6. André van Haren

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Book review by Ignatius Press: See original review here A Voice Undefeated By Collin Raye

When Collin Raye's powerful, golden voice dazzled the country music scene in 1991 with his Number One hit single "Love, Me", country music listeners fell in love with one of the great voices of our time. A new star was rising, and Collin's success continued throughout the nineties with over eight million records sold.


Author: Richard Schletty

This article by my friend Brad Dunse appeared in Muse's News which is a special section of the website The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource. Every so often we abandon songwriting “How Tos” to scratch around in our heads a little, and there’s some lessons from other writers we just can’t pass up. For instance, Berklee College of Music’s Professor Pat Pattison (best-selling author of Writing Better Lyrics) and country music’s phenomenal #1 hit writer Jeffrey Steele might surprise you with...

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Special Announcement from John Michael Talbot and The Church Channel

Christian Music Legend and Best Selling Author John Michael Talbot is very pleased to announce that his new TV show "All Things Are Possible" will premier on The Church Channel Wednesday April 2, 2014. The weekly program is a new and exciting presentation of the gospel from a Catholic/Christian base for Christians everywhere!

Each episode of "All Things Are Possible" will include Talbot's inspirational music and a message relevant for...

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From the Indieheaven blog: Get exposure to over 560,000 with CCM Digital Magazine! The CCM Digital Magazine is a great way for you to get your information in front of tons of new people, and is a very limited offer! CCM Magazine has asked me to let Christian indie artists, bands, worship leaders know about this incredible opportunity! Here’s stats on CCM Digital Magazine: * It is the industry leading magazine, exposing label artists and events for the past 35 years! * It is sent to 1,000,000 subscribers! * Digital PDF Delivery, which doesn’t get lost or eaten by the dog! * These...

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This free online Berklee songwriting course is open for registration. This course is worth hundreds of dollars. Two of my co-members belonging to the Minnesota Association of Songwriters have completed the online course and highly recommend it. The instructor is Pat Pattison, whose songwriting workshop I attended in Minneapolis-Saint Paul a couple years ago. He was very instructive. If you want to improve your songwriting ability, you will learn something from this course! A new session for this course called "Songwriting" starts on...

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A request from Nick:

I Need Your Help: Two Quick Surveys

If you want to be a part of the next round of surveys, you can be of great help for me. The more answers I have, the more accurate I can be in discerning which songs are most appropriate for my upcoming podcasts and accompanying songbook resources.
Click here to access The Holy Week Hymns Survey. And click here to access The Easter...

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"Michael, I absolutely LOVE the wisdom you share in this video. I also hope people pay attention to how you are giving away free video content in order to establish an authority and trust base for your coming videos as well as your great offer that is certain to follow. Well done!"
– Daryl

"Thanks for your clear and concise information. The platform you described will allow me a second chance at a online career. It seems like at age 60+, people want to professionally put you "out to pasture." Seems sad but true. Cyber space and digital platforms recreate opportunities...

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Check out the results of Nick Alexander's survey by clicking on this link: Are These The Ten Best Lent Hymns?

Here is a summary of Nick's 2014 survey results:

1. Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
2. I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
3. Adoramus Te, Christe
4. There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy
5. The Glory of These Forty Days
6. Forty Days and Forty Nights
7. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
8. Attende Domine (tie)
9. Rock of Ages (tie)
10. Take Up Thy Cross (tie)

Note that Nick...

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Adam Miller of the metal band Katholicus sent admin Richard Schletty info about this groundbreaking project: Via Crucis is a collaborative project with Catholic Metal artists providing a unique musical setting for the Way of the Cross. The album consists of 14 songs of varying styles of metal from eight Catholic artists. Each song corresponds to one of the fourteen...

Author: Richard Schletty

Elizabeth Schmeidler wrote to admin Richard Schletty: I want to share this song/video I just uploaded ... to share during Lent. God bless you! Elizabeth Schmeidler

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Hello all, I just released a 6 song EP with two fellow brothers in Christ entitled "givingUP" yesterday. All the songs are inspired by the work of 3 Christian charities and proceeds will be donated equally to those charities. Please consider picking up a copy and/or spreading the word via social media so we can support the efforts of these worthy causes. While you're there, you can even grab our earlier EP, "littleONES," for free: givingUP album God bless, Matt (aka paradox)