CONCERT OF THE DECADE” TO BE BROADCAST WORLDWIDE ON OCTOBER 12
Historical Event To Be Largest Christian Concert Ever Streamed Online
(Nashville, TN) --Godbeat.com, HearItFirst.com and 316Networks.com, in support of the Gospel Music Association (GMA), have agreed to offer a live web broadcast of the October 12 concert event featuring some of Christian and Gospel music's most renowned artists. The concert will be aired at www.ConcertoftheDecade.com and feature notable performers Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Kirk Franklin, Point of Grace, Fisk Jubilee Singers and The Booth Brothers. The collaboration between these two websites and 316Networks.com, a video platform provider, will create the largest Christian concert ever streamed exclusively online, according to the website executives.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our services and website to the Gospel Music Association to allow fans a chance to attend this once-in-a-lifetime concert event,” says Jeff Myers, president and founder of Godbeat.com and Godbeat Media. “To have these artists on one stage together is utterly amazing. This may never happen again. The GMA has been the backbone of the Christian Music Industry for years and we are glad to partner with HearItFirst.com and 316Networks.com to help make this concert a great success.”
"The tremendous artist lineup coupled with a great cause is right in line with what HearItFirst.com is all about,” says Mark Adkison, president and founder, HearitFirst.com. “We’re all about connecting fans to some of the best artists the gospel music industry has to offer, and this event is the epitome of that goal. Our hope is that fans around the world will take advantage of being part of this historical event.”
The concert is a fundraiser for the Gospel Music Association and will be $1000 per ticket for those attending the event at the Loveless Café & Barn in Nashville. However, there will be no charge for the world-wide live stream, although fans will need to reserve a ticket at www.ConcertoftheDecade.com . Although attending the concert online is free, tax-deductible donations to the GMA Foundation, a 501 (c)3 corporation (Fed ID 62-0783972) will be encouraged during the broadcast. The artists involved as well as the websites have all donated their time and expenses to support the GMA Foundation.
“This will be a concert that will appeal to Christian music fans across the globe,” says Eddie DeGarmo, President, EMI CMG Publishing and member of the GMA Executive Committee. “I can’t remember another occasion when so many marquee artists appeared on the same stage together.”
Highland Software (www.highlandsoftware.com) is designing and hosting the donation page and elements for this event, and The A Group (www.agroup.com) is serving as builder and host for the www.ConcertoftheDecade.com website. Godbeat.com is a digital media website that has seen massive growth, with an increase of over 420% in unique visitors the past few months. Godbeat.com features exclusive videos, live streaming concert events, along with up-to-date Christian music industry news, artist releases, reviews and much more. Godbeat.com connects fans with their favorite artist in a personal way using multiple media platforms. Godbeat.com has a full spectrum of tools including a soon-to-be-released social networking element akin to YouTube.com that allows users to upload and share videos, create profiles and to share their personal video stories, concert footage or other home-made videos in a family-friendly environment. Godbeat.com also broadcasts an exclusive monthly concert series—Godbeat Live --streamed live from various Nashville venues featuring nationally-renowned artists as well as independent Christian artists and bands.
HearItFirst.com is a definitive online destination for the Christian music fan. Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian music industry, HIF boasts a membership of over 225,000 registered users, and hosts an array of features on the site, including Exclusive Content Rich Media - videos, photos & audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. HearItFirst.com is the premier destination for Christian music enthusiasts to connect within a fan community to enjoy the newest and most exclusive content and information from their favorite artists.
316 Networks exists to equip churches and ministries with comprehensive technology-driven resources to effectively implement new media communication strategies. Their technology includes an Internet video platform that offers clients the ability to manage live and on-demand digital media assets, distribute published content, integrate social media strategies, and measure audience interaction, behavior and viewership. Additionally, the online portal, www.316networks.com, creates a consumer destination for social networking, industry insights, and exposure to sponsor-based products and services.
For more information, visit www.ConcertoftheDecade.com, www.Godbeat.com , or www.HearItFirst.com.
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