LYNCHBURG, Va. (PRWEB) July 7, 2019 — The news of Liberty University’s new Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music has caught the attention of major influencers in the music industry, from leading songwriters and performers to business executives.
Liberty recently announced that the center will launch in the fall at its School of Music, with Smith as the director. Along with the new center will come a major recording label that will attract new and already successful artists from across the country. Visiting artists will also share their years of experience as they join Liberty in training the next generation of music professionals. The university also announced that Kevin Jonas, father and original manager of the Jonas Brothers who launched his sons’ music careers in 2005, will play an important role as he works with students to publish records and introduce their talent to the world.
Former Christian recording artist and music industry executive Al Denson, who serves as Liberty’s commercial music industry liaison, said he has been flooded with texts from those in the music industry who not only sent him their congratulations on the endeavor, “but they’re also asking how they can get involved themselves. This will open up so many opportunities for students, and they’re excited to be able to give back to budding artists who are at the same place where they once were.”