For Immediate Release (Leer versión en español)
Houston, TX – US, January 20th, 2014 — CanZion Group, LP and Provident Music Group —a Sony Music Entertainment division— announce a strategic Alliance to service the Hispanic Christian Market. Through this alliance, CanZion has acquired the rights to manufacture and distribute Provident’s catalog —films and music, for the Spanish speaking market in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.
Luis Quinelli, CEO for CanZion, commented on this important agreement: “It is a joy to have Provident’s catalog –music and films, available for distribution in our territories. We believe the quality and characteristics of these products to be well accepted in the Spanish speaking market. It is a privilege to come alongside a company with the same values and purpose as we work towards the common goal, to produce and distribute media that reaches the world with the message of the Word of God.”
Jimmy Wheeler, VP of Sales for Provident Label Group, said, “Provident Distribution is excited to be partnering with CanZion Group in Latin America for our music and films. We also hope to expand our business into the digital sales market through Nuhbe.com.”
For her part, Lesley Caraway Serpa, Director of International Sales and Marketing for Provident Label Group, said, “CanZion has the leading Christian Distribution company in the Spanish speaking world. With its knowledgeable consumer insights, we believe CanZion is on the leading edge of film production and distribution and wanted our catalog to be in the hands of its expertise.”
In addition, CanZion recently announced the launching of CanZion Home Media, its new division for audiovisual resources, which catalog includes a list of movies such as Fireproof, Facing The Giants, Courageous, The Grace Card, among others, under Provident Films an entity of Provident that specializes in production and distribution of movies for theatrical releases, physical distribution and through group licensing, as a church resource for community outreach.
Provident Label Group, a Sony Music Entertainment division, is one of the World leading companies in Christian entertaining. Currently Provident Label Group encompasses the following music labels: Reunion Records, Beach Street Records and Essential Records, which artist roster includes Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Tenth Avenue North, Red, Brandon Heath, Matt Maher, Royal Tailor, Building 429 and Fireflight. For further information about its artists and movies, visit these websites: www.providentpress.com, www.providentfilms.org and www.sonymusic.com.
CanZion Group — with offices in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and Spain – continues to be the leading company for Christian music and resources in the Spanish-speaking world. Different divisions work, develop and service other areas under CanZion Institute, CanZion Eventos, CanZion Films, CanZion Editora, CanZion Home Media and CanZion Digital for music and streaming through Nuhbe.com. An array of worship leaders and vocalists such as Marcos Witt, Alex Campos, Daniel Calveti, Coalo Zamorano, Mónica among others encompass the group and are represented worldwide. Our mission as a Christian company is to build and equip the Churchin the areas of music, movies, leadership and global outreach. Our goal is that everything we do, plan or produce, assists in building the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.