Heart Beat Records

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Heart Beat Records
Founded1980 (1980)
FounderRonald K. Stein, Susan Stein
GenreContemporary Christian, spoken word, instrumental
Country of originU.S.
LocationDonnellson, Iowa
Official websitewww.heartbeatrecordslabel.com

Heart Beat Records, formed in 1980, is an independent record and video company concentrating on releases for and from the Catholic market and founded by a family of Irish-American Catholics. HeartBeat Records was the first recording company in the US to bring contemporary Christian music to people within the Catholic faith.[citation needed]


On Saturday October 1, 1994 HeartBeat moved to Donnellson, Iowa.[citation needed] HeartBeat celebrated its 10th anniversary in their new offices (24 years in business) in October 2004.[citation needed]

In the year 2000, Phillip Stein, Susan Stein, and Ronald Stein formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of celebrating Catholic music recordings and videos.[1] Phillip Stein, son of Heart Beat founders Ronald and Susan Stein was the creator and president/CEO of the association for the first 5 years before stepping down as the CEO but still remained on the board as the President.[2] The organization was called the United Catholic Music & Video Association and gave almost annual "Unity Awards" to various artists and producers of religious materials. In the first year that the awards were given, of the 46 categories of awards, nine were won by members of the Brown/Stein/Scallon families.[3]

The company also runs HeartBeat Distribution now known as Catholic Distribution a distributor within the Catholic & Christian market. HeartBeat's video division has released "The Story of Knock", based on the Marian apparition in Knock, Ireland; "Contemplating Icons", which explains the symbolism and theological insight of icons within the Christian tradition, and "Lourdes, Pilgrimage & Healing", which echoes the biblical meaning of a pilgrimage and focuses on the messages that Mary gave to Bernadette at the Marian shrine of Lourdes.[citation needed] Their music publishing division, HeartBeat Music, is a vehicle for the label's Singer/Songwriters and is building and developing a catalog for use in parishes, education and for recordings by artist.[citation needed]

In 2006, performer Dana Scallon and her husband Damien Scallon formed their own music production company DS Music Productions.[4] and in 2005 sought, without success, the return of the master recordings from Heartbeat Records.[5] The recordings done under the HeartBeat's Label during Dana's time with them are published under both labels.


  • Susanna (Susan Stein, co-founder of Heart Beat Records)
  • Gerry Brown (brother of Susan Stein and brother-in-law of Ronald Stein)
  • Dana Scallon, (sister to Susan Stein and Gerry Brown as well as sister-in-law to company co-founder Ronald Stein
  • Kara Klein
  • Phillip K.(Phillip Stein, founding member and president of the United Catholic Music and Video Association and son of HeartBeat founders Deacon Ronald Stein and Susan Stein) [6][7][8][9]



  • 1989 In the Palm Of His Hand
  • 1989 No Greater Love
  • 1989 The Gift of Love
  • 1989 Contemplating Icons (Exclusively licensed from St. Paul Multimedia UK)
  • 1990 The Story of Knock (Licensed from Saint Jariath's Diocesan Trust)
  • 1991 Dana's Ireland
  • 1991 The Rosary
  • 1991 No Greater Love Video
  • 1991 Lourdes - Pilgrimage and Healing (Licensed from St. Paul Multimedia UK)
  • 1992 Lady of Knock
  • 1993 Hail Holy Queen
  • 1993 There is Life - Dana
  • 1993 Snow White by Dana
  • 1993 We Are One Body Single - English
  • 1993 Somos un cuerpo
  • 1993 We are One Body Video
  • 1993 Say Yes
  • 1993 At the End of the Day
  • 1993 The Rosary Priest
  • 1993 Only Jesus Can Heal
  • 1994 Precious Moments
  • 1994 Dana - Live at St. Louis Church
  • 1995 The Healing Rosary
  • 1995 Say Yes Video
  • 1995 Christmas Joy
  • 1995 Dana 25 Years of All Kinds of Everything Video
  • 1995 Hail Holy Queen Video
  • 1996 Dana The Collection
  • 1996 The Heartbeat Collection Volume I
  • 1997 Humble Myself
  • 1997 Forever Christmas
  • 1998 The Best of Dana
  • 1998 Stations of The Cross
  • 1999 Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2000 Songs From the Heart
  • 2000 Catholic Artist for the Millennium Vol. I
  • 2000 Catholic Artist for the Millennium Vol. II
  • 2000 Catholic Artist for the Millennium Vol. III
  • 2000 Unity Awards 2000
  • 2001 Unity Awards 2001
  • 2001 It's Christmas
  • 2001 New York City Angels
  • 2002 Ave Maria
  • 2002 Unity Awards 2002
  • 2003 Tantum Ergo - The Ultimate Latin Collection
  • 2003 This is My Body
  • 2003 The Family Rosary (Licensed from the Vatican)
  • 2003 The Rosary for Children (Licensed from Perth Productions)
  • 2003 The Luminous Mysteries
  • 2003 Unity Awards 2003
  • 2004 Perfect Gift
  • 2004 Resting in God's Love (Licensed from Mabley Street Productions)
  • 2004 Unity Awards 2004
  • 2005 The Passion of Christ (Licensed from Perth Productions)
  • 2005 The Rosary for Youth (Licensed from Perth Productions)
  • 2005 Litany of the Saints and Traditional Catholic Prayers
  • 2005 Rosary for those in Need
  • 2005 Seven Sorrow of Mary (Licensed from Flower of Carmel Hermitage)
  • 2005 A Rosary of Intercession for the Canonization of His Holiness John Paul II
  • 2005 Unity Awards 2005
  • 2006 Enduring Love a Rosary for Chastity (Co-Released with Klein Production)
  • 2006 A Rosary for Vocations
  • 2006 Irish Blessings (Composed by David Phillips)
  • 2006 Unity Awards 2006
  • 2007 My Father's World (Composed by David Phillips)
  • 2007 The Ultimate Traditional Catholic Prayer Collection
  • 2009 Devotions and Traditional Prayers
  • 2009 Faith Hope and Love
  • 2010 I Said a Prayer
  • 2010 Novena's and Traditional Prayers
  • 2010 "Little Flower"
  • 2010 "Golden Rose"
  • 2011 "Tatum Ergo II"
  • 2011 "We Are One Body"
  • 2011 "Padre Pio Song"
  • 2012 "CHRISTmas - HE is Risen"
  • 2014 "Rosary of Life" with Fr. Frank Pavone
  • 2015 "ElSanto Rosario"
  • 2016 "Beginning of Grace and Mercy"
  • 2018 "Christmas Favorites"
  • 2018 "God's Unconditional Love"
  • 2019 "The Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy"
  • 2019 "Traditional Stations of the Cross"
  • 2020 "The love of a Family" Featuring Sheila Brown, mother of Dana and Susanna


  1. ^ "Wayback Machine U.C.M.V.A. United Catholic Music & Video Association A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization". Internet Archive for U.C.M.V.A. Wayback Machine and UCMVA of Donnellson, Iowa. Archived from the original on January 18, 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Unity Awards 2001 -- Speech by Phillip Stein, President of the UCMVA, After the Friday Night Opening Mass". U.C.M.V.A. United Catholic Music & Video Association. Wayback Machine Internet Archive U.C.M.V.A. Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Nominees and Award Winners -- 2000". U.C.M.V.A. Wayback Machine Internet Archive and U.C.M.V.A. Archived from the original on June 6, 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dana - About". DANA Official Site. DS Music Productions. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Keena, Colm. "US music venture set up by Dana and family had turnover of over $7.6m". The Irish Times. The Irish Times. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Phillip K." Heart Beat Records. HeartBeat Records. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Susanna". Heart Beat Records. HeartBeat Records. Retrieved 31 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Kena, Colm (25 July 2014). "Dana's brother John Brown found not guilty of five sex abuse counts". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast Telegraph. Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 30 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ McInerney, Sarah; McCarthy, Justine (16 October 2011). "Dana blamed nephew for abuse 'slurs' directed at her brother". The Sunday Times. Times Newspapers, Ltd. Retrieved 8 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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