Capitol Christian Music Group
|Capitol Christian Music Group|
|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Founder||Billy Ray Hearn|
|Distributor(s)||Capitol Music Group
(In North America)
Virgin EMI Records
(In the United Kingdom)
|Genre||Christian, Christian Rock, Christian Pop, Gospel|
|Country of origin||United States|
Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) (formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group) is an American music group that, since 2013, is under the ownership of Universal Music Group, it is based in Brentwood, Tennessee. Capitol CMG is the leader in the Christian Gospel music industry.
Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary labels as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as the industry's top distribution company and an award-winning, global leading publishing company.
Capitol CMG gives artistic freedom to its artists.
The music group was founded by Billy Ray Hearn in February 1976 as Sparrow Records. Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group, which is now a Universal Music Group company. Over the years, the venture has grown from a scrappy family-owned independent music label to a multi-faceted business that includes Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong and Credential Recordings), Capitol CMG Publishing, Motown Gospel and Capitol Christian Distribution.
The company's roster features top names in the Christian and gospel communities, among them Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Britt Nicole, David Crowder Band, Newsboys, Matt Redman, Tasha Cobbs, Colton Dixon, Mandisa, and Matthew West.
- Capitol Christian Distribution (formerly EMI CMG Distribution)
- Capitol CMG Group (formerly EMI CMG Group)
- EMI CMG Publishing
- SoulStride Records
- Hillsong Music Australia (Distribution)
- Official website
- Official Website of EMI Gospel
- Worship Together
- Official Website of ForeFront Records
- Official Website of Gotee Records
- Official Website of Sparrow Records
- Official Website of Tooth and Nail Records
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