WMG sells stake in Word Entertainment to Curb Records

Warner Music Group (WMG) sold its stake in Word Entertainment to Curb Records, making Word a wholly owned division of Curb. Word President and CEO, Rod Riley, will continue to run the business and the company’s publishing catalog will continue to be administered by Warner/Chappell.

Warner Music Group will also continue to distribute Word releases to the general market, and Word will continue to distribute WMG releases to the Christian market.

Matt Maher announces tour

Eight time GRAMMY-nominee Matt Maher has announced tour dates for his “Saints And Sinners” tour with special guest John Tibbs beginning April 6t- May 7. The spring leg of the tour will feature returning ministry partners Save The Storks and newcomers to the tour, Museum of the Bible. Save the Storks is a nonprofit that joins with local women’s pregnancy resource centers around the country to provide them with a mobile ultrasound unit.

Brian Johnson on surrendering, plus Have It All

Brian Johnson shares about overcoming a mental breakdown and struggling with severe anxiety.

The Lord spoke to him about surrender through this challenging process. Surrender is not just going down to the altar and giving our lives to Him, surrender is in the details— it’s being vulnerable with Him in every moment of our lives.

Watch as Brian shares more about his journey and heart for the album “Have It All.”

Stryper to tour in 2016

After spending most of 2015 off the road, multi-platinum rock band STRYPER will hit the road this spring in support of their new album, FALLEN. Released in October via Frontiers Music SRL and produced by frontman Michael Sweet, FALLEN is the band’s ninth studio album and their most critically acclaimed release to date, impressively landing near the top of the charts in three separate genres: Rock, Hard Music and Christian/Gospel.

You can check the dates out here: http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html

Who’s not on the new Switchfoot album?

The Switchfoot guys are hard at work on their next album (for now known as #AlbumNumber10) and had some help from a few friends recently.

Lead singer Jon Foreman posted a picture from the studio with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors this week saying, “we took full advantage of their musical prowess and recorded a percussion track together that is sure to turn heads.”

Also hanging out with Switchfoot this week was pop outfit Echosmith. The band posted a photo together, simply saying it was “good to have Echosmith come by the studio today.”

Switchfoot’s highly anticipated tenth album is due out halfway through the year.