Manna Music Inc
|Manna Music Inc.|
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Manna Music was founded in 1955 by Tim Spencer as a song publishing company. During the early 1970s through the mid 1980s it included its own label Manna Records.
The publishing company has worked with the likes of Audrey Mieir, Doris Akers, Andraé Crouch, Dan Barker, Danny Lee Stutzman, Andrew Culverwell, Phil Kerr, Stuart Hamblen, Jack Holcomb, and Ralph Carmichael to name a few.
In the early days Manna attained ownership of "How Great Thou Art", written by Stuart K. Hine. According to ASCAP The song has been recorded by many mainstream and gospel artists, including Elvis Presley, Lee Greenwood, The Imperials, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Florida Boys and most notably George Beverly Shea.
In the early 1970s, Manna Music formed the label "Manna Records" and began producing albums as well as productions by Ralph Carmichael, and others. Manna also produced a number of successful musicals such as Mary Had A Little Lamb, Life Just Keeps On Happening, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, His Fleece Was White As Snow, In His Presence, and the Christmas musical Sing Christmas.
In the mid 1980s the label Manna Records shut down. However the parent company Manna Music Inc, remains active today.
Songs Published by Manna Music Inc
This is a list of some of the songs published by this company, the name of the song writer is next to the title.
- How Great Thou Art - Stuart K. Hine
- Sweet, Sweet Spirit - Doris Akers
- The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power - Andraé Crouch
- Through It All - Andraé Crouch
- Heaven - Andraé Crouch
- Spread A Little Love Around - Danny Lee Stutzman
- Come On Ring Those Bells - Andrew Culverwell
- I've Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken - Archie Dennis, Jr
This is a list of artists that have recorded on Manna Records
- Dale Evans
- Doris Akers
- Lillie Knauls
- The Kathryn Kuhlman Choir
- June Wade & The Country Congregation
- The Crownsmen
- The Californians Quartet
- Audrey Mieir
- Andrew Culverwell
- Resource Publications, "The Christian Music Directories" formerly "The Recording Locator" - http://www.rpinet.com/cmd.html
- http://www.mannamusicinc.com/mmi.htm - history of Manna Music Inc.
- http://www.mannamusicinc.com/ - Manna Music Inc. Official Website
- http://www.mpa.org/directories/music_publishers/show/247 - Music Publisher's Association Website listing
- http://www.mymusicway.com/labels/manna.html - Another listing about the history of Manna Music Inc.
- http://www.ascap.com/ace/search.cfm?requesttimeout=300&mode=results&searchstr=380081849&search_in=i&search_type=exact&search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v&results_pp=10&start=1 - ASCAP Website link to "How Great Thou Art"
- http://ascap.com/ - ASCAP Official Website
- http://www.mpa.org/directories/music_publishers/show/247 - Music Publishers Association of The United States