Indie Gospel Label Wins "Best Album" Award

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New gospel label's debut CD "The New Soul (Various Artists)" was named 2007's "Best Compilation Album" at the En Sound Music Awards. This is yet another industry honor received by the fledgling "indie" record label.

New indie gospel label has won another gospel music industry award. Its debut CD "The New Soul (Various Artists)" has just been named "Best Compilation Album" as part of the 2007 En Sound Music Awards (ESMA) held in Newark, NJ. The En Sound Music Awards recognizes the year's best indie Christian and gospel music artists and record labels.'s founder David V. Taylor is proud of the accomplishment. "Our recording artists and affiliated songwriters and producers worked hard to create this inspiring, award-winning music," Taylor said. "Winning the "Best Compilation Album" award at the ESMAs encourages us to work even harder on our upcoming releases." Despite only 1 ½ years in business, the label is already being recognized throughout the gospel industry for its music excellence.

Earlier in 2007 leading e-zine awarded "The New Soul" CD the distinction of being one of the "Top Independent Gospel Albums" released in the gospel music industry. "The New Soul" CD also received a separate 2007 ESMA nomination for "Song of the Year" for the track "Echoes from Heaven". The CD continues to receive widespread acclaim from both consumers and gospel music industry professionals. calls "The New Soul" an "auspicious debut". raves that "heavenly harmonies, tight production, and intoxicating beats make 'The New Soul' a must-have" CD. These are compliments that Taylor loves. "It's exciting to receive positive comments and awards from industry professionals," Taylor said. "But, I love it even more when listeners tell me that "The New Soul" gave them inspiration and encouragement."

"The New Soul" CD features 15 soulful inspirational tracks performed by new indie gospel music artists, including neo-soul inspirational artist Lonna Hardin and classic-soul gospel artist Frank Cole. The CD was produced by established gospel music producers Noel Hall (Fred Hammond), Roger Ryan (Shirley Caesar), Berris Bolton (Fortitude), and Jason Tyson (Smokie Norful).

"We want to consistently release high-quality music that encourages the listener. That's our purpose," Taylor stated. "When people come across music, we want them to confidently know that the music's hot and uplifting!" To Taylor, receiving the ESMA for "Best Compilation Album" is just "icing on the cake".

To download the free sampler for "The New Soul" CD, please go to

For more information about and "The New Soul (Various Artists)" CD, please go to is an urban-soul gospel music record label based in Indianapolis, IN (USA). Proud to be an "indie", strives to be the place for discovering talented gospel and inspirational music artists.

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