- Jun 10, 2021
- ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING AND ESSENTIAL WORSHIP ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH LIFE.CHURCH WORSHIP AND SWITCH
10 June 2021 – Nashville, Tenn –Today, Essential Music Publishing and Essential Worship announced a new partnership with Life.Church Worship and Switch. As the exclusive recording partner for Life.Church Worship and Switch, Essential Worship will represent their songs and catalog recordings.
“Essential Worship and Essential Music Publishing are excited to partner with Life.Church Worship and Switch and bring their music to new audiences around the world,” says Holly Zabka, Sr. VP Essential Music Publishing and Essential Worship. “We know these songs will have a great impact for years to come and we look forward to building something special together.”
Essential Music Publishing, a full-service music publishing company, has become a vital creative community empowering songwriters to reach the world and make an impact with their music. Essential Worship resources churches worldwide and represents artists such as Elevation Worship, Vertical Worship, Red Rocks Worship, and many more.
“We’re humbled that God continues to move through music from the heart of our church,” said Sam Roberts, who oversees worship as part of the Directional Leadership Team at Life.Church. “We’re looking forward to partnering with Sony Music/Provident’s Essential Worship to reach more people with the love of Christ.”
Cassidy Estevez, Ministry Leader of Worship Arts at Life.Church, adds, “We’re excited to see how God will work through this partnership as we continue sharing messages of hope and inspiring listeners to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus.”
About Essential Music Publishing and Essential Worship: EMP is a full-service music publishing company providing publishing rights management and administration, licensing, royalty collection, and payment on behalf of their award-winning songwriters and catalog administration clients. In just a few short years, EMP has become a vital creative community that empowers songwriters whose songs impact the world in various media and multiple genres. Many EMP writers are also accomplished producers and artists, including GRAMMY® recipients Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Jonathan Smith, Chuck Butler, Bryan Fowler, and GRAMMY nominees Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes. That list also includes Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury of one sonic society, the production/writing team behind Lauren Daigle’s chart-topping songs, such as the multi-week No. 1 hit, “You Say.” EMP is also home to Essential Worship, a church and worship leader resourcing platform, and a recording imprint representing artists Vertical Worship, Red Rocks Worship, and SEU Worship. Since its inception, the Essential Worship label and platform has helped launch numerous influential songs onto the CCLI and streaming charts, such as “Goodness of God,” “King of Kings,” ”Battle Belongs,” ”Great Are You Lord,” “Tremble,” “Yes I Will,” and “Graves Into Gardens.” Find out more at EssentialMusicPublishing.com and EssentialWorship.com.
Life.Church Worship is a collective of worship pastors from Life.Church, a multi-site church meeting at 36 physical locations in 11 states and globally at Life.Church Online. As an extension of the church’s mission to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ, Life.Church Worship is passionate about creating worship music that inspires listeners to pursue a relationship with Christ. Following the release of the Death of Death EP and the God So Good live album in 2019, the group released its latest EP, Jesus Is Near, last year. To learn more, visit life.church/worship.
About Switch: Switch is also a collective of worship pastors from Life.Church focused on creating modern music that helps listeners connect with and engage in a relationship with Jesus. Following the success of its first EP, Symphony, Switch was named Billboard’s 2019 Top New Christian Artist, and the title track “Symphony” earned Hot CHR Chart’s #1 Song of the Year in 2019. The group released its debut full-length album, Symphony, in February 2020. To learn more about Switch, visit life.church/switchmusic.