In a surprising move that has everyone talking, RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity Gospel Music Group) will now operate under the Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment and move its operations to Nashville, TN.
Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, says:
“Provident Music Group is delighted to welcome RCA Inspiration, and their incredible lineup of artists whose ever-evolving and diverse sounds have continued to make such an impact on Gospel and inspirational music. They mark a valuable addition to Provident Music Group’s ongoing growth and shared vision in delivering wide-ranging and uplifting entertainment across the world.”
RCA Inspiration includes a comprehensive breadth of artists steering the sounds of Gospel, praise and worship, contemporary inspiration, hip hop, and more today, which also includes artists on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings label. RCA Inspiration’s top-notch roster encompass award-winning superstars, such as prolific influencers Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, and Donnie McClurkin. It also continues developing hit-making newer artists, such as Travis Greene, Le’Andria Johnson, and Dee-1.
In relocating under Provident Music Group, RCA Inspiration joins the division’s outstanding scope of fueling faith-based entertainment across multiple creative platforms from Christian music and worship to music publishing and film. Provident Music Group’s labels and entertainment entities encompass Christian and worship artists such as Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Matt Maher, Third Day, as well as Provident Films (“War Room”, “Woodlawn”), Essential Music Publishing, among other services.