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Mansion Entertainment Announces New Management.

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

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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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Mansion Entertainment Building for the Future

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 27, 2014 – 10:37 am -

Mansion Entertainment opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of producing, marketing and distributing Mansion 2Southern Gospel recordings and DVDs. Many changes have been made since that initial roll-out.” On Jan. 1, 2014 Mansion Entertainment opened its doors as an expanded entity under the name Mansion Entertainment and Media. The new facility houses Mansion Entertainment and all of its endeavors including a state-of-the-art recording and TV studio that features multiple HD Cameras, Jib, Switcher, Lighting, allowing Mansion to shoot on location and multi-track audio and host facilities.

Mansion is reintroducing the popular EZ Key Accompaniment Tracks, and adding established artists such as the Triumphant Quartet and Three Bridges. Bill states, “Mansion’s core is and will always be the development of new and established artists and writers.

President of Mansion, Bill Traylor’s career began in radio promotions for Heartwarming Records in 1978. From there, RiverSong Records distributed by CBS and Homeland Records. Traylor recorded The Cathedrals, The Hoppers, The Bishops, The Speers, Legacy Five and many others. Traylor produced and hosted TV shows such as “Sing out America” which aired daily on the cable network, CBN. When Homeland Records was formed, Traylor called his good friend Bill Gaither; to co-host a new show Traylor was producing called “Homeland Harmony.” Together, they hosted this show for 2 years. “Homeland Harmony” was the first show to air segments of the very first Gaither Homecoming Video titled appropriately, “Homecoming”.

Mansion Media is currently producing 3 of its own television shows: “America Sings” featuring classic and some Americana videos, “Spiritfest” featuring many of today’s most popular Southern Gospel artists and Mansion’s most popular and widely distributed show, “Nashville Country Revival” which airs in the US, Canada and all Australia. Mansion is in negotiations with 3 additional networks and 2 Broadcast Syndicators which, if concluded, would bring “Nashville Country Revival” into homes across America on FOX and CBS affiliates.

Mansion Media is producing and for other outside individuals and companies using its facility and expertise in TV Syndication/Distribution. Currently, Mansion Media is producing a teen show titled, “The iTeen Café” that highlights current contemporary Christian music, and a cooking segment. A second show titled “A Christian Talk of the Town” focuses on pertinent topics affecting the Christian family and a show that outlines the plights of our wounded Veterans is in production as well.
With Television Distribution well under way and Mansion’s strong relationship with Christian Radio, Traylor, met with Alan Becker, head of distribution for Sony/Red in New York, and structured a deal for distribution of Mansion Records to all the big box stores such as Walmart, Best Buy and Target as well as truck stops and one-stop distributors. With this comes a distribution agreement to the Christian Retail Accounts through Provident Distribution which is wholly owned by Sony. In addition, Mansion has structured a strategic relationship with 150 plus affiliate web stores such as Solid Gospel, Alfred Publishing and Covenant Distribution that allows their customers to shop Mansionmusiconline without ever leaving the affiliates web site. With all the new things going on, Mansion is ready for 2014 and beyond.
You can take a tour of Mansion Media by going to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmSpN5nxHVE
For More Information, contact:
William Traylor at btraylor@themansionentertainment.com


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Tony Griffith Joins the Mansion Entertainment Team

Written by SGN Scoops on November 20, 2013 – 11:51 am -

    Mansion Entertainment is proud to announce Tony Griffith as the new Social Media and Marketing director. Tony has a strong mansionsocialmediamarketing background and a wonderful sense of the industry. He has worked in almost every aspect of the music field, and has many studio and road credits.
    Tony has worked in radio management, road management, recording and production, sales and distribution, and was the president of Cornerstone Records and Production 81 music. He has performed on many of the premier stages in the industry and produced, played, sang or written songs on more than 200 albums in his career. Tony has spent the last five years doing studio production and singing with his wife Julie.
    Tony will be covering the latest news and artist information through the Mansion Entertainment website, social media sites and many other press outlets. He will also be working with Pathway recording to bring in new up and coming artists.

(photo) From left to Right: Bill Traylor, Tony Griffith, John Mathis Jr.


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Mansion Entertainment Welcomes Daniel Johnson As Director Of Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops on November 11, 2013 – 1:09 pm -

After experiencing growth and success in its catalog of songs during the past 3 years, including top charting Southernmansion publishing Gospel songs and copyrights being featured in television programs; Mansion Entertainment has brought Daniel Johnson on board to continue to fulfill the ever expanding needs of its music publishing division.
Daniel brings a broad background of experience to the position including 2 years as a missionary in Bangladesh, direct work in radio and radio promotion, a writer and reporter for several newspapers and his own successful music ministry, acting, performing with his wife as a duo in the group Pearly Gates and previously serving as the President of The United States Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians (USAGEM).
His specific work as a songwriter and music publisher has had Daniel working in the past with Country Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet, the publishing catalog of Maryjohn Wilkin who was probably best known for “One Day At A Time”, managing his own publishing catalog and penning six Number One Christian-Country hits.
Daniel will oversee the search for new material for the Mansion Publishing Catalog as well as music placement of existing copyrights. To reach Daniel Johnson for information regarding new songs he can be contacted via email atdjohnson@themansionentertainment.com

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Mansion Entertainment Signs the Mark Dubbeld Family to Mansion Records

Written by SGN Scoops on April 10, 2013 – 10:49 am -

dubbeld familyFranklin, TN (April 9th 2013) — Mansion Entertainment, a Franklin, TN based Christian Music Company, has signed the Mark Dubbeld Family to its Mansion Records division.  The Mark Dubbeld Family has had many recent successes with their release on Manor House Records titled, “On with the Praise”.  Radio embraced the single releases of “I Didn’t Buy It” and the strong ballad, “Inside the Gate”, both penned by Janene Dubbeld.  Touring for the group has increased dramatically with these new successes and reviews of Dubbelds have been strong and frequent.

With this new signing of The Mark Dubbeld Family to Mansion Records, a new recording project is underway, produced by Dove Award Winning producer, Nick Bruno.  The project will feature songs written by Janene Dubbeld and is scheduled for release in late summer, 2013.

Bill Traylor, President of Mansion Entertainment, states, “Mark, Janene and all the Dubbelds are some of the finest and most talented people I have met.  It is an honor and major opportunity to work with such gifted people that present the message of the Gospel is such a clear and professional manner.  Janene’s writing is incredible and Mark’s leadership in vocals stands out as one of the best I’ve experienced.  We look forward to offering this new Mansion Records release.  It will be a blessing to all”.

Mark Dubbeld, continues, “We have enjoyed working with Bill Traylor, and all the Mansion Entertainment team to grow our ministry. It has taken lots of hard work, prayer, and God’s blessing but now we are seeing the fruits of our labor. We are excited about the progress, branding, and the doors that are opening for The Mark Dubbeld Family.” 

For more information about the Mark Dubbeld Family, please visit
www.mjdubbeld.com or call (540) 293-8467.


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Mansion Entertainment Announces Production and Distribution Agreement with Southmen Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops on March 4, 2013 – 9:46 am -

Franklin, TN (March 4) – Mansion Entertainment, label home to GRAMMY and Dove award nominated artists, is proud to announcesouthmenmansion the signing of a  long-term production and distribution agreement with legendary quartet, The Southmen.

In 1974, Jim Hefner, a young and visionary singer from Virginia, debuted what would become one of Gospel Music’s most beloved quartets, The Southmen Quartet. Today, joining founding member Jim is the legendary singer and member of the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Buddy Burton, as well as, the equally talented Larry Beck, Larry Parker, Roy Bray, and Johny Washburn.

Bill Traylor, President of Mansion Entertainment states, “I love the traditional quartet sound that started the phenomenon, which today we call Southern Gospel Music. The Southmen Quartet is the ambassador of that beautiful 4-part harmony sound that so many people enjoy. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with such legends and radio will love it too, especially my good friend, Robin Clayton, at WLRC in Walnut, MS.”

Southmen’s newest release from Mansion Records will be available in May, 2013.

 

For more information about the Southmen Quartet and their upcoming tour dates, please visit www.southmenquartet.com.


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“Forgive Myself” Finds Place on Industry Charts and In the Hearts of Listeners

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 15, 2013 – 2:05 pm -

Franklin, TN (February 7th 2013) – Mansion Entertainment, label home to GrammyThree Bridges
nominated and Dove Award winning Gospel artists, has enough experience to know when a song
begins to take on a life and persona of its own. Three Bridges newest single “Forgive Myself”,
off their latest album Twelve, is just such a song.

Twelve has been an important number for Three Bridges – Twelve is the title of their newest
project, it describes the number of songs on the album, their number of years in ministry, and
the number of studio albums they have recorded. At a time when the music industry struggles
creatively to capture audiences, Three Bridges has released one of its strongest and most
powerful singles, “Forgive Myself”.

“Forgive Myself” written by John Lemonis and Amy Keffer, stresses the importance of learning
to forgive yourself of past sins just as Jesus does. This strong message hits home with the very
foundation of the Church and has resonated in the hearts of concertgoers and followers of social
media.

Shannon Smith, who sings lead on “Forgive Myself”, stated that “When we perform this song
people are obviously moved by it – you can almost see a healing take place. It’s amazing to see
what God to do through a three or four minute song.”

Shelia Harper, founder of SaveOne Ministry, states, “Forgive Myself is quickly becoming
the theme song for our ministry, SaveOne. We are an abortion recovery ministry and the
line, ‘Mercy has no memory, grace has no regret’ speaks to the very heart of what we’re
about…forgiving ourselves through accepting Jesus’ mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Thank you
to Three Bridges for sharing this song with the world!”

One fan on social media said that the song “Greatly blessed me. I have struggled my entire life to
forgive myself…” Another fan said, “Moving on from the past and learning forgive yourself of
past mistakes is something that everyone struggles with and is relatable to so many.”

“Forgive Myself” debuted on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for March and has already
achieved success on other industry charts. As the popularity and exposure of the song grows, so
does the feedback from fans who hear it.

For more about Three Bridges newest album Twelve, purchasing information, and upcoming
concert dates please visit www.threebridges.net.


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Nick Bruno to Join Pathway Records as Producer

Written by SGN Scoops on February 8, 2013 – 8:57 am -

Franklin, TN (February 7th 2013) – Pathway Records, a division of Pathway Enterprises, is proud to announce Dove Award nicknominated Producer Nick Bruno will be joining the staff at Pathway.

With decades of performing and producing experience, Nick Bruno has produced many Gospel greats including: Squire Parsons, the Booth Brothers, The Kingsmen, and Quinton Mills. His career in performing includes working with such acts as the Rebels with Jim Hamill and Ron & Charles Booth, Coy Cook and the Senators, JD Sumnar and the Stamps and The Kingsmen. Along with his experience in Christian music, Nick has also worked as music director for a few of the largest theatres in Branson, Missouri. During his time there he worked with Christy Lane, Anita Bryant, Ferlin Husky, the Texans, and many other Grand Ole Opry stars.

When asked what he feels the role of a producer is for artists, Nick responded, “Long before any major artist is born into the world of Gospel Music there is a producer behind the scenes finding the right music and arranging it so the talent of the artist is showcased. A good producer is hard to find, but a producer who considers his role as part of God’s plan to advance His kingdom is a rare gift from God indeed.”   Bill Traylor, of Pathway and Mansion Entertainment states, “Nick is a rare talent and a good friend.  Nick will continue to produce major artists outside of Pathway, such as the Booth Brothers and others, but his talent and experience for Pathway and our current and future artists is invaluable”.

Pathway Records is located in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee and offers several recording packages that are designed to fit a variety of needs. For more information about pricing and how to schedule studio time, please visit www.pebn.org and click on Pathway Records.


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Mansion Entertainment Announces Web Store Affiliate Program

Written by SGN Scoops on February 6, 2013 – 4:58 am -

Franklin, TN February 5th 2013 – Mansion  Music Online, a division of Mansion Entertainment, is proud to announce its’ new web mansionstore affiliate program.

Mansion Music Online’s new program, partners with more than 200 affiliated Christian websites/web stores, which allows consumers to find their favorite EZ Key Accompaniment Soundtracks with greater ease. EZ Key is available in hundreds of  titles in two different musical keys.

Bill Traylor executive of Mansion Entertainment states, “In my 35 years in being involved in Gospel music, this is probably the best business opportunity we have developed. With the historic success of EZ Key Accompaniment Tracks, it will now be possible for consumers to review and purchase EZ Keys more successfully than ever before.”

For a complete listing of available EZ Key Accompaniment Sountracks and other products, please visit www.mansionmusiconline.com.


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Mansion Entertainment Launches BlueGrass Valley

Written by SGN Scoops on January 18, 2013 – 9:34 am -

Franklin, TN January 15th 2013 – Mansion Entertainment, label home to GRAMMY nominated and Dove Award winning Gospel artists, has announced the launch of BlueGrass Valley Entertainment & Records.

bluegrass valleyMansion executive Bill Traylor stated, “We’ve considered branching out into the bluegrass arena for quite some time due to a number of friends in the bluegrass community that have wanted to see us apply the same relationship models to bluegrass as we’re using for Mansion Entertainment and Pathway Enterprises in regard to radio and television. It’s a transition that just makes sense for us and we’re excited to have some great new bluegrass projects in the works that we can’t wait to share with bluegrass fans.”

BlueGrass Valley Records will make the first step of its launch by releasing several bluegrass gospel singles to bluegrass radio this month (January 2013). GRAMMY winner Brad Davis will lead off the list of artists being sent to radio with the debut new single from his upcoming project, “ROAD TO EMMAUS”. Other artists being sent to radio are the popular bluegrass bands Detour and Nightflyer as well as Tammy Larson and the popular Branson, MO based group The Wilhites.

More artist announcements will follow in the coming weeks as the label prepares to launch three brand new bluegrass projects on Brad Davis. You can follow the latest happenings with BlueGrass Valley Records through social media (www.facebook.com/bluegrassvalleyrecords) or via their website www.bluegrassvalleyrecords.com

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For radio service please contact John Mathis (jmathis@themansionentertainment or info@bluegrassvalleyrecords.com )


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