This blog is about the Excellence in Christian Music Academy and Awards. This organization is about to celebrate its fourth annual academy gala. The Excellence in Christian Music Academy is for independent Gospel/Christian artist to learn more about the music industry and become equipped to be successful in this ever-changing business. This October 11, 2014 will culminate a year of training and education from experienced artist, managers, vocal coaches, song writers, music business professionals and more to the artist that have received knowledge, mentorship and opportunities.
Mr. Henry Harris is the founder and chief administer of this organization and because of his passion to see people succeed in the music industry, he chose to support positive music and be a part of the solution right in the DMV area. Some of the participants are on their way to national or international exposure because of some of the encouraging words told to them in this program. People are making the connections they need to make and going after their dreams with God’s help of course.
The Excellence in Christian Music Awards is one part of the academy, but throughout the year the academy encourages people to support others projects and become a part of a community of artists and perform at different venues, gain exposure to industry professionals to expand ones entertainment network, while also providing a platform for future engagements.
As a soon to be graduate of Full Sail University in the master’s program for entertainment business and as a part of the ECMA2014, this program exposes people to the business of music and helps enhance the art side of music. I would recommend this program to any independent artist, manager, songwriter, etc. ECMA can be used as a good tool to help people gain insight into the real world of music and see how gospel/Christian music is still a business also. Learning the business side of music is what lots of artist miss out on and the ECMA provides an opportunity for people to express themselves through music and utilize their gifts and talents.
By: Monique Lynelle Gray