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Crosby Lane Releases New Music Video

Written by Staff on October 4, 2017 – 4:56 pm -

(Pictured: Micheal & John Lemonis of Crosby Lane on location at Henry Horton State Park)

(Pictured: Micheal & John Lemonis of Crosby Lane on location at Henry Horton State Park)

Franklin, TN (Oct 4th, 2017) — Crosby Lane has released a new music video for their song, “Dead In The Water”. The new video features the vocal/acoustic duo of Crosby Lane, John and Michaela Lemonis, who also co-wrote the song. Their past video release, “Crucified”, was shown on multiple national networks including GAC TV, CMT and Heartland  and appeared in several popular TV shows. The new video is premiering first on the groups social media and subsequently being released to national television outlets. 

Crosby Lane

Crosby Lane

“Dead In The Water” is from Crosby Lane’s forthcoming album, ‘Blacktop Revival Tour’ and will be their third album release on Mansion Entertainment. The video was directed by Mansion’s John Mathis and was shot on location at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, TN. John Lemonis actually lost his wedding band in the Duck River as it slipped off his finger during video production of one of the water scenes.. The music was co-produced by John Lemonis and Dennis Dearing and is slated for release in November.

John Mathis of Mansion Entertainment commented, “We had such success with the ‘Crucified’ video and set out to see if we could come up with something that would be as equally well-received. Although we dealt with mosquitos on a Biblical plague level and John lost his wedding band, we really enjoyed the process of creating this. These guys wrote a great song, and we wanted to help paint a picture of that with this video. We are all excited to share the video and the message.”
For more information about the new music video release visit Facebook.com/crosbylanemusic or CrosbyLane.com.

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John Mathis Releases New Book For Songwriters

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 7, 2017 – 12:07 pm -

John Mathis Releases New Book For Songwriters

John Mathis Releases New Book For Songwriters

Spring Hill, TN – ‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps’ was recently released by Avid Group Publishing. The book was written by songwriter, music publisher and industry professional John Mathis. ‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps’ is geared toward aspiring songwriters who want to learn more about placing songs or the songwriter who is looking for current perspectives toward song placement.

Mathis shares insight and experiences in his new book that he has acquired through 30 years of songwriting and over 20 years of working in the music industry. He comments on the events that inspired this book, “I was invited to attend a GMA Immerse conference in 2013 as one of several industry representatives. We spent time with over 200 songwriters at a luncheon answering their questions about songwriting. The same question always comes up with songwriters, they want to know what to do with the songs they’ve written. The most common question is how to get started. This event planted to seed to write this book. I’ve spent decades as both a songwriter and working within the music industry. During those years I’ve noticed that most songwriters tend to believe ‘It’s all about the song’. However on the other side of the fence, most non-songwriters in the industry are conditioned mentally toward ‘It’s all about the brand’. That’s one step I want to help them make in understanding the journey as a songwriter, I wanted to help songwriters bridge that gap. Songwriting pursuits today involve doing something with you as it does with writing great songs.”
Chapters in the book cover the topics of building a brand, the reality of a songwriting career, when to demo your songs, thinking out of the box on placing songs and many common songwriter questions in regard to copyrights, music publishing and how to network and build relationships. The last chapter also includes contract templates necessary in regard to song placements.
‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps’ is available in paperback through Amazon and will be available July 14th, 2017 in digital formats. Fore more information visit TheSongwritersGuide.com.
The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps
Chapter listing:
1 The Reality Of A Songwriting Career
2 The Purpose Of This Book
3 Assessing Where You Are
4 Co-writing Is More Than Just Co-writing
5 To Demo Or Not To Demo
6 Before They Press Play
7 Network And Build Relationships
8 Avoid The Turn-Offs
9 It’s A Numbers Game
10 Performance Rights Organizations
11 Do I Need A Publisher?
12 Do I Need To Copyright My Songs?
13 Song Outlets – Get Out Of The Box!
14 Build Your Online Presence
15 The Little Things
16 Templates
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Mathis began pursuing songwriting over 30 years ago. His father was a successful singer and BMI Award winning songwriter who had 10 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees cover his music. As a music publisher and songwriter John has recently garnered cuts by GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis, GRAMMY winner & GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award recipient Charley Pride.
Mathis has also spent two decades working in the music industry, including several years of managing an independent record label where he has worked with artists in Southern Gospel, Country and Bluegrass genres. He is a monthly contributor to The Singing News magazine, the country’s largest Christian Music publication and continues to write songs and manage his own music publishing catalog, Avid Group Publishing/BMI.

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Crosby Lane Signs With Mansion Entertainment

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 21, 2014 – 1:35 pm -

Crosby LaneFranklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) November 21st, 2014 – The vocal and instrumental group, Crosby Lane, recently joined the Mansion Entertainment family of artists by signing to its newly formed Mansion Americana label.

Crosby Lane, named for one of the most prolific hymn writers of all time, Fanny Crosby, is comprised of singer-songwriter Tonja Rose, multi-Dove nominated songwriter, singer and instrumentalist John Lemonis, and vocalist/instrumentalist Michaela Lemonis. The trio shares a ministry passion for hymns and have been traveling the country not only sharing their arrangements of some of America’s most-loved hymns but creating a unique ministry event in which many of the circumstances and stories behind the lyrics of the timeless hymns are shared in a unique Crosby Lane presentation.

Mansion Entertainment’s John Mathis shares, “Over the past year John Lemonis has been keeping me updated with a lot of the happenings with Crosby Lane out on the road. How people are responding to not only the Crosby Lane arrangements and presentation of the music, but they gasp or cry or just have these emotional reactions and responses to hearing the stories behind some of these great songs. The ones who love the hymns are loving the presentation Crosby Lane is giving them, and yet there is a generation that are not familiar with these great, uncompromising lyrics and the moments in the writer’s life which caused them to be born. John, Tonja and Michaela are introducing and educating a new group to some of these great words we’ve all sang for years. We definitely wanted to be a part of this in some small way and support what Crosby Lane is out there doing!”

Craig Adams of Lifeway Worship Resources in Nashville previously commented on Crosby Lane’s musical endeavors as well; “These folks have a deep sense of commitment to the theology we sing, as well as enriching stories behind the enduring hymns that have been anchors of faith for untold generations. Their musical approach is endearing, warm, and infectious – a refreshing retreat from mainstream worship stylings.”

The debut project from Crosby Lane is entitled, ‘Story & Song’, and will be released in 2015. Radio programmers and listeners will become acquainted with Crosby Lane in February of 2015 as they slated to receive the debut radio single. For more information on Crosby Lane visit CrosbyLane.com.


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Mansion Entertainment Announces New Management.

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 1, 2014 – 1:47 pm -

Mansion Entertainment

Mansion Entertainment

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment)  – The Mansion Entertainment office in Franklin, TN has announced that John Mathis will assume management responsibilities for the record label, distribution, production and general direction of the company. Mathis will oversee the company’s direction in product development and distribution, audio/video production (including current TV show production) and developing a bigger online presence and opportunities for Mansion products and artists.  In regard to the recent announcement, Mathis commented, “We expanded our production capabilities by moving into a new location at the end of 2013 and we’ve covered a lot of ground over the years with some good success. You can say that during the past 6 years we have thoroughly tested the proverbial waters and are now in a position where we have some really great opportunities ahead of us. So this is a good point in time for us to hone in on what we do best as a company and better plan for our future by fine tuning our company focus, goals, and objectives. We are working on a few things immediately that will streamline what we do, such as building a new royalty management database, increasing the appeal of our online products and streamlining our in-house fulfillment of those to the customer with smarter technology and methods. We want to work toward relationships that benefit everyone involved and grow not just our own business, but this industry.”

Mansion Records has represented a host of Southern Gospel’s top talent and Southern Gospel radio is no stranger to Mansion music releases as the past few years have seen several number one songs and many top charting releases. Mansion Entertainment has produced televisions shows such as America Sings, SpiritFest, Nashville Country Revival and others that have been broadcast on multiple national networks including Daystar Television, Heartland TV, RURAL TV (RFD TV) and seen somewhat of a first in Gospel Music as Nashville Country Revival has moved to placement on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Mansion continues to produce and build its accompaniment track line, artist and speciality products that are offered through MansionMusicOnline.com as well as in general market distribution through Sony RED and Provident distribution.

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February 2013 Editon Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2013 – 9:22 pm -

sgnscoops0213_smWe are excited to present February’s edition of SGNScoops Magazine. On the cover this month is a name we’ve all grown to love over the years, “The Nelons!” We’re sure you’ll be blessed as the Nelons share about their legacy, family and ministry. Also this month, we’re highlighting the ministries of The Browders, Midnight Cry and Lindsay Huggins as well as Tommy Brandt, Jimmy Davis and Gerald Crabb. Enjoy concert stories on Palmetto State Quartet and a get replay of recent concert with Wes Hampton and Marshall Hall. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews February’s music, John Mathis has a spiritual challenge and Lou Hildreth shares more great memories. We are officially announcing the opening date for round one nominations for Diamond Awards is February 18th! The Diamond Awards will be held at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Get the latest news on Creekside in this issue as well. We are welcoming a few new writers this month! Make sure you let Dixie Phillips, Eva Wilson and Susan Werchonowicz know you appreciate them as well as the rest of our dedicated and talented staff. Special thanks to Sherri Whitt for sharing a concert experience. Remember, SGNScoops All Digital Magazine is free! Please share with your friends, family and fans!

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December 2012 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 4, 2012 – 5:52 pm -

From the staff of SGNScoops Magazine, Merry Christmas! We pray the December edition warms your heart this holiday season. On the cover this month is the sensational Annie Moses Band. Also we highlight the latest happenings in the ministries of Gordon Mote, Cross Music Group, Soul’d Out Quartet, Randy and Sherri Miller, Kevin Mills, C S & K, and Micah Watkins. Rhonda Frye share the highlights of the recent Write About Jesus songwriter’s conference, Jennifer Campbell shares a recent Women of Faith experience and Rob Patz shares a media minute with Patricia Mathis. We urge you to give the gift of Gospel Music! Sandi Duncan Clark reviews the latest albums from the Littles, the Hoppers, The Easters, the Blackwood Brothers, and the Hinshaw Trio. Also included in this edition, Laurrette Willis encourages Christian Fitness during the holidays, John Mathis gives a word of encouragement and Lou Hildreth shares wonderful memories. For this special holiday issue, we’ve gathered many tasty recipes from our staff, readers and many artists. We urge you to put these recipes to the test! We’ve had a great 2012 at SGNScoops and are looking forward to great things in 2013. Remember, SGNScoops All Digital Magazine is absolutely free, so please share with your family, fans and friends! Merry Christmas!!

 

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Hobson’s Sign Contract with Perry Edge & Double E Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on November 15, 2012 – 7:20 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The popular, Hobsons signed on with Perry Edge and Double E Promotions to continue to promote their latest single, “You Saw the Best in Me”, written by Brian and Angela Monehan and recorded by John Mathis, Jr./Pathway Records. The song will be featured on their Christian Country Gospel comp. #167 and the Southern Gospel comp. #261 and was nationally released Nov. 1st according to Norma Beene of Double E.  John Hobson notes, “We’re really excited to be on the radio comp with wonderful artists like Marty Raybon, Jimmy Fortune, Gerald Crabb, The Parrish Family, Tim Livingston and many more. We’re just honored to be in their company. On Dec.8th we’ll travel out to greater Booneville, Miss. to attend the Double E Christmas party, sing a few songs, and celebrate the ‘reason for the season’..the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We’re really looking forward to meeting all the folks at Double E.”


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June 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 7, 2012 – 9:44 am -

Wow! June kicks off a season of scorching hot issues of Scoops Magazine! Everyone loves the Easters! It is a pleasure to present Jeff, Sheri and the family as the cover story this month. Also in this issue, find out the latest from the Collingsworth Family, Chariot, Rejoice! and Stone Carter. Sandi reviews new music for June and also shares a concert story featuring Dailey and Vincent and a concert story of the Singing Cookes celebrating 50 years in gospel music. Rob Estep gives a look behind the scenes with Dusty Wells and Ms. Lou Hildreth shares Life, Love and Legends. Jennifer Campbell and John Mathis encourage our hearts and so does our new staff writer, Charlie Sexton! Jeff Hawes keeps us up to date with the latest happenings with Karen Peck and New River and Angela Griffin tells us what songs are topping the charts. Rhonda Frye gives the latest information on Gospel Music’s newest event, The Creekside Gospel Music Convention – home of the 2012 Diamond Awards! We’re bringing you the latest in Southern Gospel Music- always digital always free! We appreciate you for reading and we ask that you share SGNScoops with your friends!

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March 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 7, 2012 – 5:04 pm -

The March Issue of Scoops Magazine is HERE! We’re excited to present Wes Hampton as our cover story. We have many interesting features this month including The Martins, Josh and Ashley Franks, Kevin and Beverly McManus,Southern Brothers, Kellan Monroe and songwriter, Joel Hemphill. We are also featuring Alisa Asbury for our new artist spotlight and Jonathan Edwards shares an audio interview with Phil Cross of Poet Voices. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews new music from the Crabb Family, Dailey & Vincent and more while Rhonda Frye and Jeff Hawes share their thoughts about new book releases. As always, there is plenty of inspiration and encouragement found throughout the pages of the magazine. Thank you, Scoops Staff for a job well done! Please share with friends, family and fans- AND DON’T forget to participate with Diamond Awards Voting. The first round ends on March 28th!

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Mansion Creates Pathway Records As A New Professional Service For Artists.

Written by Rhonda on October 23, 2010 – 10:47 am -

 
Brentwood, TN (Mansion Entertainment) October 23rd, 2010 – Mansion Entertainment has created a new professional service offering for artists in need of a quality new recording, Pathway Records. This new development will provide a quality recording to new and developing artists within a budget that is competitive and affordable for the artists’ immediate goals and direction.
 
Executive Director of Manor House Music, Bill Dykes states, “Many artists who are not familiar with the music industry or its processes learn by trial and error in their ministries regarding what to do and what not to do. We want to offer the professional experiences of our team to these artists and help guide them through all the hurdles an artist can face when planning, budgeting and recording a new project. It’s our desire to help them in regard to saving time and costs and assist them in gaining some valuable experience in regard to this aspect in the development of their careers.”
 
Pathway Records will be able to utilize the state of the art recording facilities in Branson, Missouri and will also be able to provide the option of recording a new project in Nashville. For information regarding Pathway Records, contact Bill Dykes at bdykes@themansionentertainment.com or John Mathis at jmathis@themansionentertainment.com
 


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