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the leader
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An unwavering vision combined with a commitment to excellence and an arsenal of exceptional talent continues to make Capitol Christian Music Group the leader in the faith-based entertainment industry. Representing such iconic artists as Amy Grant, Mandisa, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin, Tye Tribbett and TobyMac, Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary brands as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as an award-winning publishing division whose writers pen chart-topping hits on both the Christian and mainstream music charts.

Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group, a Universal Music Group company. Over the years, the venture has grown from a scrappy family-owned independent label to a multi-faceted business that includes Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong Music, Motown Gospel, Worship Together and Credential Recordings. The company’s roster features the top names in the Christian and gospel communities, among them Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Brian Courtney Wilson, Riley Clemmons, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Hillsong Young & Free, The New Respects and Crowder.

Capitol CMG is also engaged in key strategic partnerships with such high-profile companies as Lionsgate Films, Gaither Music Group, Big Idea Entertainment, North Point Music, sixstepsrecords, Maranatha Music and Centricity Music, home of top-selling singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle. In addition to the record division, Capitol CMG has a successful publishing enterprise that is home to such noted writers as Tommee Profitt, Jonas Myrin, Ellie Holcomb, Sue Smith, Brenton Brown and David Garcia.

Despite the success and widespread reach of Capitol CMG, current leadership remains committed to the mission that has always been the foundation of the company – to serve artists and writers in creating music that impacts the lives of consumers with a positive message.