Dallas, TX — Bishop T.D. Jakes, who’s been hailed as America’s most popular preacher by Time magazine, has signed a distribution and marketing agreement between his Dallas-based Dexterity Sounds recording label and the Universal Music Christian Group.
“We are incredibly delighted to be in a partnership with a world- renowned leader of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ stature and influence,” says Vice President of Universal Music Christian Group, Rhoda Lawrence. “An alignment of this enormity creates endless opportunities to impact people’s lives on a world-wide scale; fully integrating all aspects of faith-based entertainment from Film and Television to Music.”
“Universal Music Christian Group has proven time and time again that they are a monumental, creative force in this industry,” says Dexterity general manager and senior music producer, Cedric Caldwell.
“It is truly an honor to be in partnership with them. We believe that the musical synergy between Bishop Jakes and Universal Music Christian will be felt and heard all around the world.”
The first project under the new agreement will be the much-anticipated follow-up to Bishop Jakes’ nearly gold-selling 1999 Sacred Love Songs (Island Records) CD that featured R&B diva Shirley Murdock and platinum recording artist, Pastor Marvin Sapp.
The album of Biblically inspired love songs – “Sacred Love Songs II” – will boast an impressive line-up of the hottest names in R&B and gospel music today.
Concurrently, the Dexterity Sounds staff is working on the CD soundtrack for the exciting new ensemble comedy, “Jumping The Broom.”
The film tells the story of what happens when two families from totally different socioeconomic backgrounds, meet for the first time at a weekend wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. The movie is produced by Bishop Jakes and Tracy E. Edmonds and directed by Salim Akil.
Bishop Jakes’ Dallas-based Potter’s House Church has a membership of over 30,000 members and a host of community-oriented ministries. He and The Potter’s House Mass Choir have released three other hit CDs, including the Grammy-winning 2003 project, “A Wing and a Prayer.”