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Influence Resources Announces Creation of Influence Music
Retains Industry Leaders Malcolm du Plessis and John Hartley
Contact: Josh Babyar, 407-748-3089
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Influence Resources, an innovative and rapidly growing imprint of My Healthy Church, has announced the creation of their new music division, Influence Music.
The launch of Influence Music comes on the heels of We Believe, a joint release produced by Influence Resources and Integrity Music, which debuted at #1 on SoundScan's Praise and Worship chart in August 2013. The live worship album showcased original music from leading ministries and set the tone for the kind of work Influence Music will champion as a label.
Two individuals at the heart of this effort are John Hartley and Malcolm du Plessis. Hartley, who also served as producer on We Believe, has been a fixture in Christian music for decades, first as a member of the award-winning British duo Phil and John, and later as a mentor and producer for artists like Leigh Nash, Aaron Keyes and Matt Redman. For more than 30 years, du Plessis has held various roles within the world of worship music and has been recognized as a songwriter, band manager and pioneer of multicultural, multilingual worship in his native South Africa. Before joining forces with Influence Music, du Plessis also consulted with labels including Kingsway Music, Integrity Music and Capitol Christian Music Group.
"One of the great opportunities I see for Influence Music is to become the great cross-pollinator of grassroots ministry in America, and potentially around the world," du Plessis says.
Influence Music will be distributed by My Healthy Church, a leading provider of Christian church supplies, ministry resources and curriculum. Additionally, Influence Music will provide music publishing administration services for select churches and artists. (For information on music publishing services, please email admin@influencemusic.com.)
Sol Arledge, COO of My Healthy Church, says the timing of the launch is perfect.
"The amount of Holy Spirit-inspired creativity coming from our churches and universities is astounding. Combined with the marketing and distribution channels already developed by My Healthy Church, we have a truly unique opportunity to serve the church with outstanding worship music."
Influence Music's first release is set for August 2014, with multiple more releases planned for the following 12 months.
About Influence Resources
Influence Resources is a rapidly growing imprint of My Healthy Church. Launched in 2011, Influence Resources is dedicated to crafting powerful resources that impact the world for Christ, taking people from where they are to where God is calling them to be. For more information, visit www.influenceresources.com.