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The Singing News is an American magazine which focuses on the Southern Gospel music industry. Image File history File links Sn_logo_w_tagline1. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... // Origins Southern Gospel music is a popular American form of Christian music. ... Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ...


Inspired by the Gospel Music Association’s newsletter (Good News) first published in January 1969, J. G. Whitfield started his own publication called The Singing News just five months later. The print run of the May 1969 issue was 100,000 copies, and it was given away for free. Within a few years, Whitfield was selling subscriptions for the magazine at $3.00 per year, but the vast majority of the 300,000 copies printed each month were mailed free to potential concert goers in exchange for advertising by major concert promoters. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) was founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of all forms of Gospel music. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Whitfield, Jesse Gillis J. G.”/“Whit (1915 - ) J. G. Whitfield served in the Air Force and then formed the Gospel Melody Quartet in 1947. ...

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Song charts

One of the more significant accomplishments of the Singing News in the early 1970s was the establishment of a monthly chart that ranked the most popular songs for each month. Although the chart would be criticized in later years for lagging behind actual airplay trends, it was an innovative move for the industry in the 1970s in that it placed a stronger emphasis on the popularity of individual songs. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1971 to 1980, inclusive. ...


Management

Under the guidance of chief editor Jerry Kirksey and publisher Maurice Templeton in later years, the Singing News grew from a basic newsletter format to a full-fledged professional magazine by the 1990s. With colorful ads from all aspects of Southern Gospel music, the content included articles about artists, concert schedules, editorials and opinion columns. By 1998, the Singing News had more than 200,000 subscribers. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Salem Communications took over Singing News in January 2006. The magazine now bears "The Printed Voice Of Southern Gospel Music" as a sub-heading. Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) is a Christian radio company operating in the United States, with 104 stations across the country, pending acquisitions, that are primarily concentrated in the nations biggest markets. ...


Cross-marketing

Over the years, the magazine has been successfully branded and cross-marketed within the Southern Gospel industry. The Crossroads family of record labels introduced a series of soundtracks during the 1990s bearing the Singing News name and logo, for example. Most major recording artists in Southern Gospel sell subscriptions to the magazine at their concert events. The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


The Fan Awards

The most often discussed recurring topic for subscribers is probably the annual Fan Awards. The magazine compiles three rounds of voting by subscribers each year. One night of the National Quartet Convention is then devoted to the presentation of the awards. In addition to the presentations and acceptance speeches, the nominees for Favorite Song typically perform their nominated songs for the event. The National Quartet Convention is an annual gathering of Southern Gospel quartets and musicians. ...


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The Singing News is an American magazine which focuses on the Southern Gospel music industry.
One of the more significant accomplishments of the Singing News in the early 1970s was the establishment of a monthly chart that ranked the most popular songs for each month.
Although the chart would be criticized in later years for lagging behind actual airplay trends, it was an innovative move for the industry in the 1970s in that it placed a stronger emphasis on the popularity of individual songs.
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