Integrity Music Announces Executive Promotion
MOBILE, Alabama (June 9, 2009) – – Integrity Music announces the promotion of Jay King from Senior Director of Artist Development to Vice President of Artist Development/A&R. The label also welcomes new staff member Angel "Chico" Gonzalez to the A&R team.
King, who has been employed with Integrity for three years, oversees artist development and A&R related issues for the label's signed and distributed artists and worship leaders. This includes: GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton, Lincoln Brewster, Hillsong, Dove Award winner Paul Baloche, Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson, Kari Jobe and GRAMMY Award winners Mary Mary among others.
Previously, King served as head of A&R for Gotee Records where he worked with groundbreaking Christian artists such as Family Force 5, Relient K, Out of Eden and GRITS. King reports directly to Integrity Music's VP/General Manager, John Coleman.
“We are happier than ever to be a part of this incredible ministry and label and that is largely because of Jay King's tenacious belief in our collective vision,” says artist Israel Houghton with whom King worked closely during the creation and release of Houghton's critically-acclaimed new album, The Power of One. “We love you, Jay… congrats!”
Chico Gonzalez joins the company as an A&R manager, reporting to King. In this role, he brings seven years of experience in Christian music as he interfaces directly with Integrity's artists, producers and production staff. Previously, Gonzalez worked with artists such as GRITS, Out of Eden and DJ Maj and also worked on the popular Hip Hope album collection.
Coleman adds: “We are pleased to announce Jay's promotion and Chico's addition to our team. This is recognition of Jay's work in leading this department towards a broader view of A&R and Artist Development, a view that increases the intensity with which we think about everything from strategy, touring, and marketing as well as the more traditional creative elements of A&R. Adding Chico Gonzalez to this team further strengthens our ability to facilitate our artists' ministry and fulfill our mission of 'helping people worldwide experience the manifest presence of God’.”
Integrity Music is a label of Integrity Media, a privately-held media/communications company that produces, publishes and distributes Christian music and related products that help facilitate a Christian lifestyle. The company's products are sold throughout the United States and in over 160 other countries.
Integrity's offices are headquartered in Mobile, Alabama with subsidiary offices in Tennessee, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Additional information may be found at www.integritymusic.com.
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