NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media, home to some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, has signed an exclusive EMI_CMG_distributiondistribution agreement with EMI CMG Distribution. EMI CMG will oversee worldwide retail distribution at both Christian and mainstream outlets, as well as digital distribution, for upcoming releases from the label’s acclaimed roster of artists that includes Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.

DifferenceMedia1The inaugural Difference Media release under the new agreement will be the April 23rd launch of Aaron & Amanda Crabb’s Mercy. The long-awaited new recording from the popular duo, recently named “Ones To Watch in 2013” by GMCtv online, was produced by Aaron Crabb and award-winning musician Ben Isaacs. Mercy will be followed by the re-release of Canton Junction’s hit self-titled debut from last year, featuring the #1 single, “Hold On.”

Greg Bays, Senior Vice President of sales and marketing for EMI CMG Distribution said: “Difference Media was founded on a strong tradition of gospel music and the power of its message. EMI CMG Distribution is pleased to be a part of this ongoing tradition with their artists and inspiring releases. We look forward to expanding Difference Media’s impact with this worldwide distribution agreement. “

“We are thrilled to partner with EMI CMG Distribution, and believe it will serve to further the impact of Difference Media and our family of artists,” said Matthew Hagee, pastor, Cornerstone Church. “We couldn’t be prouder of the releases we have planned for the year, beginning with Aaron & Amanda’s recording, and we are grateful to EMI CMG for helping us make the music more broadly available.”

Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, founded by Pastor John C. Hagee. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 Internet television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (www.getv.org).

ABOUT EMI CMG DISTRIBUTION (www.emicmgdistribution.com):
EMI CMG Distribution was founded in 1994 to serve as the main distribution outlet for EMI CMG’s owned and distributed labels to the US Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, EMI CMG has had more charting titles annually on Billboard’s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995. In addition to distributing Capitol Christian Music Group’s fully-owned labels, which include Sparrow, ForeFront, and Credential imprints, as well as EMI Gospel and Worship Together, EMI CMG Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with BEC/Tooth & Nail, Centricity Records, Dream Records, Gaither Music Group, Green Hill Productions, Hal Leonard, Inpop, Hillsong, sixsteps records, Sonoma Music, Maranatha! Music, North Point Music, Spring Hill Music Group, Troubadour for the Lord, Universal Music Group, VSR Music Group, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz, Creative Trust Media, Family Movie Night, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, Guardian Studios/Bananas, Jellyfish Labs, Millennium Media Services, Pure Flix Entertainment, Whitestone Media, Worthy Publishing, Authentic Publishers and many more. EMI CMG Distribution is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

For further information on Difference Media, visit www.differencemedia.org or www.turningpointpr.com.