We are proud to announce a new distribution and marketing agreement between our Dexterity Sounds record label and the Universal Music Christian Group (UMCG).
"We are incredibly delighted to be in a partnership with a world-renowned leader of Bishop T.D. Jakes' stature and influence," said UMCG Vice President Rhoda Lawrence. "An alignment of this enormity creates endless opportunities to impact people's lives on ... all aspects of faith-based entertainment from film and television to music."
Dexterity General Manager and Senior Music Producer Cedric Caldwell said UMCG "has proven (to be) a monumental, creative force in this industry." "We believe that the musical synergy between Bishop Jakes and Universal Music Christian will be felt and heard all around the world," Caldwell said.
The first project under the new agreement will be the follow-up to Jakes' Sacred Love Songs CD, released in 1999 by Island Records and featuring R&B singer Shirley Murdock and artist and pastor Marvin Sapp. Sacred Love Songs II will feature biblically inspired love songs.
Dexterity Sounds is also working on the CD soundtrack for the ensemble comedy Jumping the Broom, a film that tells the story of what happens when two families from totally different socioeconomic backgrounds meet for the first time at a weekend wedding at Martha's Vineyard. The movie is being produced by Bishop Jakes, Curtis Wallace and Tracy E. Edmonds and directed by Salim Akil.