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For more than two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and utilizes the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. His unprecedented penetration into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestseller author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms (Gotham/Penguin). Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history. To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards (gospel); 16 Dove Awards (CCM); eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.
Ted Winn came on the music scene in 2001 as one half of the award winning duo Ted & Sheri. As a burgeoning songwriter, Winn found it necessary to learn the music business. In 2006, after helping a couple of writers collect their royalties, Ted decided it was time to start a business which gave rise to Veracity Entertainment.
As a publishing administration company, Veracity Entertainment has seen tremendous growth. The company represents writers ranging from Darius Paulk (Nobody Greater) and Charles Jenkins (Awesome and War) to Ricky Dillard (Grace) and Justin Savage (My Name Is Victory). In 2008 Veracity Entertainment expanded to managing producers. Producer clients have written/produced songs for artists such as Beyonce, T-Pain (Preach Bal4), Trey Songz, Omarion (Bongo) and Jordin Sparks (BSlade). Veracity Entertainment is now in a partnership with Kobalt Music, the largest publishing administrator in the world, and is focused on creating more opportunities for it's clients.
A 20-year veteran of the Gospel music industry with experience in artist management, publicity, radio promotions and A&R. Over the course of her diverse career, she has worked at the top Gospel labels and with a variety of artists, including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and Hezekiah Walker. She is currently Director of Operations for Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, where her duties include general management of Franklin’s label Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA.
A legendary songwriter/producer that has been writing chart toping songs for more than three decades. His songs have been recorded by Bebe & CeCe Winans, The Winans, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp to name just a few. Percy Bady's songs are timeless treasures that have captivated listeners across multiple genres.
Travis Greene has spent the past decade serving as youth pastor, worship director, and national recording artist. By living in culturally diverse regions and experiencing various church denominations, he embraces his unique gift for adaptability. In addition to playing several instruments, he also writes and produces multiple genres of music. Since signing with RCA Inspiration, Travis is set to release his new album this fall. His latest single "Intentional" is currently on radio. Through his own broad style of music and ministry, Travis accepts the challenge to continually unify the body of Christ as one. He passionately uses his gift as a tool to help, heal and bring positive change to the lives of God’s people.
Asaph Ward came to the forefront of the gospel music industry as producer of the groundbreaking 1998 debut album Everlasting Life for gospel jazz singer Kim Burrell. Shortly thereafter, he produced the self-titled debut of Dorinda Clark-Cole. That catapulted him to prominent status and led to him being added by top Gospel industry publication, Radio One’s Frequency Magazine just listed Asaph as one of the top 5 hit makers in Christian music.
One of the premier music producers in the Gospel music industry today. Danny has produced multiple records for Donald Lawrence, Vashawn Mitchell (including the hit song "Nobody Greater"), Darwin Hobbs, 3 Winans Brothers, and many more. Danny was awarded the Stellar award for "Producer of the Year" at the 25th annual Stellar Awards for his production on "The Laws of Confession" release by Donald Lawrence.