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Gospel Music Community Town Hall Meeting Notes

May 10, 2012

Monday, April, 30th was a Great night for Memphis Gospel and Christian Music, Historic even.  As you may know Memphis Gospel Alliance hosted its first ever Town Hall Meeting.

 Memphis Gospel Music Community Town Hall Meeting and SAGMA Membership Drive at Visible Music College
 The Memphis Gospel Music Community Town Hall Meeting was a City Wide effort to: 

  • Unify the Gospel Music Community at Memphis
  • Discuss strategies to advance and promote OUR Gospel Music Artist Nationally
  • Improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Gospel music and its makers

The Information was powerful and the panelists were OUTSTANDING. 

Cameron Mann (Memphis Music Resource Center ) Johnnie Walker – (Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc.), Jon Hornyak (The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter , Sheri Jones-Moffett – STELLAR AWARD Winning, GRAMMY nominated Gospel Recording Artist), Dion Moffett (Technology Evangelist,  Enough Industries LLC)Ken Steorts – Founder and President of Visible Music College – Founding guitarist, songwriter, and road manager of the GRAMMY, DOVE, and Billboard Music Awards nominated rock band Skillet). Jonathan W. Cross II – Music Business Professional – Chairman, 3PM Media Group/NMC Holdings Inc – Principal at 1st Sentinel Talent Advisors – Chief Sound Engineer at Mississippi BlvdChristian Church), Jason Clark – Producer and CEO Cannon Music Group –  AWARD WINNING, GRAMMY NOMINATED MUSIC PRODUCER – MUSICAL DIRECTOR – MUSIC INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE – COMPOSER), Marque “Keybeeetsss” Walker – Multiple Grammy and DOVE nominated Producer, Engineer, Song writer, and Musician – with contributions on many STELLAR Award winning CD’s), Ron Elliot Briggs (Ronnie B) – Owner / Creative Mind at Purpose By Design Print and Graphics – Music Director / Personality at AM 1480 WBBP – Coordinator, Public Relations International Music Department Church Of God In Christ, Inc.), Darrell Pettis – National Gospel Artist of Darrell Pettis and Strength in Praise (SIP) one of the hottest Gospel groups in the nation!

All came together in one place at one time and shared information that will pierce the glass ceiling seemingly over Memphis Gospel Music and help to catapult it beyond the Greater Mid-South.
Information is power, shared information is strategic power when used wisely it creates partnerships to help us all achieve common goals and objectives. That night was the start of something big, how big is up to you, the Memphis Gospel Music Community stakeholders.  “United We Stand, Together We Can”

This event was in keeping with the Vision and Mission of the Memphis Gospel Alliance (MGA).

Memphis Gospel Alliance (MGA) commits to educate, expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through Memphis music and toMemphis through Gospel music. 

MGA actively facilitates communication and interaction between local, regional, national and international music entities to advance Memphis and its gospel music to the forefront of the industry GLOBALLY.

We are committed to sharing information and identifying resources that create opportunities for Memphis Gospel and Christian Music.

Help us, help you.  Send commits and suggestions to us via e-mail to:

Michael Steven Moore
Executive Director, Memphis Gospel Alliance
Columnist, Memphis Music Foundation
431 South Main Street, Ste 201B
Memphis, TN 38103
901.690.3262 – Cell

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