#GENMTER Gospel Entertainment New Music Tuesday Entertainment Report w/ @MrAwarren As Reported On – 2013-07-02


  • Tuesday was a slow day for major Gospel releases, but I do want to discuss some New Music Tuesday Entertainment Report. #GENMTER
  • @MrKerryDouglas has had a well thought out approach for his ventures in Gospel – from his days of compilations and magazines. #GENMTER
  • For a while he’s been grooming @zacardicortez as the next big voice in Gospel. @MrKerryDouglas #GENMTER
  • Tuesday @zacardicortez released the single “1 On 1” which has blazing @billboard charts. #GENMTER
  • In doing so, you almost see @MrKerryDouglas introducing a new model to today’s Gospel we haven’t seen in a while. #GENMTER
  • So many have been so focused on making complete projects, we haven’t seen the concentration on singles in a while. #GENMTER
  • Lately, @MrKerryDouglas has released a series of singles. Monitored the success and wrapped projects around the growth. #GENMTER
  • That may make sense for direct digital sales. The price point has to be amazing. It’s probably easy to sell thousands at $.99. #GENMTER
  • After you move so many at a small amount, then you package catalogue pieces around hits for brick & mortar. #GENMTER
  • He’s built the popularity of @zacardicortez over time with well-placed singles. “1 On 1” doesn’t disappoint. @MrKerryDouglas #GENMTER
  • Speaking of setting up records with singles, @DonaldLawrence has done a great job of that for his last series of projects. #GENMTER
  • At most in the history of Gospel, many labels are normally 3 months out in set-up. #GENMTER
  • @DonaldLawrence has still been mixing down records while the marketplace has been given a taste of what to expect. #GENMTER
  • Normally, this has been widely done in secular music. @DonaldLawrence saw the positives of this model and put it to work. #GENMTER
  • For his pending September 2013 release, @DonaldLawrence makes available to you “The Gift” at your favorite digital outlet. #GENMTER
  • “The Gift” holds true to his vein of providing a space of empowerment through Biblical principles. @DonaldLawrence #GENMTER
  • When you identify your call, walk in it. #BeYou @DonaldLawrence has been a great example of this, & seems not pressured by formats #GENMTER
  • He has definitely embodied the thought of @valorieburton book “Listen to Your Life”. It seems each stage progresses to next. #GENMTER
  • In celebration of his 20 years, his musical progression makes sense now. I can’t wait 2 see what’s 2 come. @DonaldLawrence #TheGift #GENMTER
  • You’re welcome. RT @DonaldLawrence @MrAWarren thank u sir!!
  • BTW It takes great vision & PATIENCE to forecast that far out on project set up. @DonaldLawrence #TheGift #GENMTER
  • As well, that says a lot about being sensitive in hearing the direction of God as it relates what you release in the marketplace. #GENMTER
  • Most artists at some look at how to grow their artistry, it seems @lecrae was doing that with his latest single “Round of Applause” #GENMTER
  • @lecrae has found a way to flip his sound while being true to his lyric content and intensity w/ “Round of Applause” #GENMTER
  • I admire the effort of @Brownleetenor His release “Spiritual Sketches” is phenomenal! #GENMTER
  • It’s nice to hear his classical approach to the Gospel in song. It’s risky but refreshing.@Brownleetenor #SpiritualSketches #GENMTER
  • You always need a well thought out plan when you have a non-traditional product for the marketplace. #GENMTER
  • Healing was not put in place the day you got sick. It was already done years ago in Christ. It’s a done deal. – @Creflo_Dollar
  • You can also visit http://www.thegospelsource.com  to see the Gospel Encyclopedia Report & other great Gospel news & info. @Gospel_Source #GENMTER


Adrian Warren is the President/CEO of Vessel Entertainment (VE) which specializes in brand development, marketing/promotions, event planning and management.

Previously the Marketing/Promotions Coordinator for Tyscot Records and Promotions Merchant for GospoCentric Records, Warren formed VE to maximize the efforts of the growing independent. As the principle of VE, Warren continues to provide services for many well-known labels, artists and companies. He has aided Aleho International, Crystal Rose, the ND Company/Church Howse Music and Taesis Distribution. He has contributed to the campaigns of prominent artists such as Jonathan Butler, VaShawn Mitchell, The Rance Allen Group, Shirley Murdock and Bishop Noel Jones and the City of Refuge Choir.

Warren is the former Program Director/Promotions Coordinator for WMBM-AM in Miami and has aided in the planning and operation of successful events including Gospel Music Workshop of America, I Hear Music in the Air, All-Star Gospel Celebration and Gospel SuperFest (now aired on Bounce TV).

Listed in the 2013 Gospel Industry Round-Up (gospel industry trade) as a “Mover and Shaker You Should Know”, Warren, an Associate Minister and Administrator at Emmaus Christian Church in Indianapolis, is a sought after conference speaker and panelist. He is also featured weekly on WTLC-AM as the “Gospel Encyclopedia” with his Gospel Encyclopedia New Music Tuesday Entertainment Report.

Twitter: @MrAWarren

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