The Gospel music industry is growing by leaps and bounds and so is the number of artists entering the industry. The Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (IGAA) has taken the lead as the organization equipping Indies in the inspirational genre. Launched by industry trailblazers Phillip Carter of Sounds of Victory Ministries and Earl Bynum of Earl Bynum Ministries, LLC, the IGAA seeks to train today's up-and-coming artists providing them with the tools needed to be successful in the industry. The association will hold its 4th Annual Independent Gospel Artist Alliance Conference in Chesapeake, VA, July 11 -13.
This year's conference will feature several seminars on various aspects of the industry. Workshops include Distribution: How to Get Product In Stores, Marketing, Artist Branding, Licensing and Royalties, Structuring Contracts, Corporate Set-Up and Independent Label Operation, Artist Management and Managing Yourself and Radio Relationships.
New sessions at this year's conference include Label and Project Financing; Marketing, Promotion, and Radio for Holy Hip Hop Artists; and a Special Session for Spouses/Support Staff of Indie Artists. Industry movers and shakers such as Tracey Artis, Pastor Jerome Bell, Benita Bellamy, Garrett M. Johnson, Esq., Moses Tyson, Jr., Ike Owens, and more will be on hand sharing their wisdom with conference attendees.
Phillip Carter, conference organizer, is thrilled about the upcoming event. "We are excited about the opportunity and privilege to host the 4th Annual Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference and the 3rd Annual Blue MIC Awards," shares Carter. "We intend to continue to expose our attendees to the most current information and resources to help them reach their desired goals. It's the best education in the business of Gospel Music that anyone could receive for under $100."
Featuring three power-packed days of workshops and seminars, the conference will also include Thursday and Saturday night showcases, CD project reviews, private consultations, and the 3rd Annual Gospel Blue MIC Achievement Awards.
Registration and conference details can be found at www.indiegospelalliance.com.