ABOUT THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC GUILD

In 1986, several Southern Gospel music leaders decided the industry needed an organization to foster the growth of the Southern Gospel music genre. Through the years, the Guild has grown to include every facet of the Southern Gospel music industry, encompassing artists (full-time and part-time), record companies, radio, promoters, publishers, distributors, talent management, media representatives, and booking agents. Looking beyond the needs of today, the Southern Gospel Music Guild hopes to affect the future of the industry. Through communication and education, we hope to significantly impact the image and awareness of Southern Gospel music for generations to come. This is accomplished by a variety of means: getting Southern Gospel music introduced to new audiences and promoting quality and professionalism within the industry. By working together we can learn how to better utilize our skills. Through extensive, persistent efforts, we can increase the visibility of and appreciation for our music, thereby touching tomorrow... today.

OUR MISSION

With Jesus Christ as our cornerstone, to create a cooperative environment designed to encourage excellence, education, awareness, and growth, while preserving the essence of Southern Gospel Music.

OUR MEMBERS

Guild members represent companies from all areas of the southern gospel industry, including record companies, booking agencies, artists, radio, concert promoters, and music publishers.

OUR HISTORY

In 1986, several Southern Gospel music leaders decided the industry needed an organization to foster the growth of the Southern Gospel music genre. Through the years, the Guild has grown to include every facet of the Southern Gospel music industry, encompassing artists (full-time and part-time), record companies, radio, promoters, publishers, distributors, talent management, media representatives, and booking agents.

OUR METHODS

The Guild board, made up of all Participating members, meets at least four times a year, usually in Nashville. Meetings usually are held on Tuesdays. Most of the actual work of the Guild is handled by committees, which meet in conjunction with those quarterly meetings and additionally as may be called by the committee chairperson. Committees report to the full board for final action on committee proposals.

OUR PLANS FOR TOMORROW

Looking beyond the needs of today, the Guild hopes to affect the future of the industry. Through communication and education, we hope to significantly impact the image and awareness of Southern Gospel music for generations to come. This is accomplished by a variety of means: getting Southern Gospel music introduced to new audiences and promoting quality and professionalism within the industry.

By working together we can learn how to better utilize our skills. Through extensive, persistent efforts, we can increase the visibility of and appreciation for our music, thereby touching tomorrow....today.

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