This month’s Spotlight Artist: Christina Benjamin
Find out more about Christina Benjamin
Everyone knows that great cars and great singers come out of Detroit. January’s Spotlight Artist, Christina Benjamin, is a graduate of Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, and her new single, Give Me Your Heart was released earlier this month.

Christina’s advice for aspiring artists: “Stay in your own lane. Own your uniqueness. Be yourself. People will value you more when you own who you are. Believe in your talent and what God has placed in you. Don’t take no for an answer. “No” just means find another door. But more importantly, believe you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.”

For more from Christina and to listen to a snippet from her new single, click below.

Carl B. Phillips’ Great Rain releases Jan. 29th
Carl B. Phillips

Autograph Party at

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Sat., Jan. 30, 2016  


Former Spotlight Artist, Carl B. Phillips, releases his CD Great Rain on Friday, January 29th. A native Detroiter, Carl attended Cass Tech and is currently the National Minister of Music of the Pentecostal Assembly of Believers. Carl’s advice for aspiring artists: “Dream and have the finances to make sure it’s right.”
Interview with Bill Moss, Jr.
Carl B. recently interviewed Bill Moss, Jr. about Bill’s new project, Songbook of Praise & Worship. The live recording took place this past December at Bill’s home church, Third New Hope in Detroit.

In the interview, Bill’s advice for aspiring artists is to “crawl before you walk.” He says he received a key piece of advice from his cousin, Twinkie Clark, “you have to just climb the stepping stones.”
Mary Wynn’s Great Things releases on Feb. 9th
Another former Spotlight Artist, Mary Wynn, has a new project, Great Things, scheduled for release on February 9th, her birthday! Mary holds a degree in Vocal Music Education from Wayne State & currently serves as Minister of Music for Scott Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mary’s advice for aspiring artists is to make sure that the quality of your work is stellar. She may not have the budget of a major artist, but she makes sure that her projects are comparable. Mary says, “God gave us His all,” and she strives to give Him and His people her all, realizing that it’s not about her, but it’s about being a vessel that God can use for His glory.
Become a part of the GAG CD Sampler
Also for aspiring artists…Become a part of the GAG CD Sampler.

GMWA’s Gospel Announcers Guild is putting together The Winter CD Sampler. $750 if sequenced from Songs 1-3; $500 if sequenced from songs 4-8; $375 if sequenced from songs 9-12; $250 if sequenced from songs 13-15. The sampler is serviced to the top 200 stations and is the second installment of what is proving to be the way radio programmers discover who’s new in Gospel music.

Contact Neily Dickerson at / 323.298.8860.

There are 15 slots available and the deadline is: Friday, February 5th.

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