Along with celebrating three Grammy Award wins, EMI Christian Music Group unveiled its new name as Capitol Christian Music Group. Capitol Christian Music Group is part of the newly-launched Capitol Music Group which includes Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, Harvest, Caroline and the Capitol Studios. The announcement was made via press release, today, Tuesday, Feb.12.
“We are very encouraged to be working alongside Steve Barnett and the amazing team he is building at the new Capitol Music Group,” says Bill Hearn, President & CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group. “Being part of this team and with the strength of the Universal Music Group Distribution system we are now in the best possible position to invest in and serve our artists and writers and grow our business.”
Capitol Christian Music Group celebrated historic Billboard Top 200 chart debuts over the past year, beginning with TobyMac’s No. 1 entry with the newly awarded GRAMMY® winning project "Eye On It" this past August, followed by sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records’ Chris Tomlin’s No. 1 debut in January with Burning Lights.
Most recently, 2012 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon’s album entered at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, becoming the highest solo new artist debut on the Christian music chart in the history of Soundscan. Additionally, Capitol Christian Music Group has a strong schedule of major releases this quarter including Jeremy Camp, United, Sanctus Real, and Passion, among others.