Lionhawk Records, Founded by John Mark McMillan, Announces New Partnership With Capitol Christian Distribution John Mark & Sarah McMillan Set to Release New EP, You Are The Avalanche, on June 23
NASHVILLE, TENN. (16 JUNE 2015)- John Mark McMillan is pleased to announce a new partnership between Lionhawk Records and Capitol Christian Distribution. The first release will be a collaboration EP from McMillan and his wife Sarah, You Are The Avalanche, which is set to drop June 23.
“More than a songwriter, I’m an admirer of song and I’ve always loved to share music,” explains McMillan. “I see Lionhawk Records as just an extension of that passion. I hope the record label can be a place where I can share new music with the world, champion artists I believe in, and create opportunities for new generations to build a community. I don’t want to limit the scope of the label in any way, but I’m especially interested in artists who have deep spiritual roots but don’t necessarily fit some of the musical expectations that our current industry model places on them. I’m excited about our partnership with Capitol Christian Distribution, not only because of their global reach, but also for their commitment to help us introduce music to the world that otherwise may never have been heard.”
Lionhawk Records was founded by John Mark McMillan and Josh Lujan Loveless in 2014. The first album released under the label was McMillan’s Borderland, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and was on Billboard’s Top 200 chart last year. “Future / Past” was nominated for the Gospel Music Association Dove Award’s “Worship Song of the Year” and Relevant Magazine listed Borderland as one of the “Top Albums of 2014.”
“John Mark McMillan has an incredible track record as an artist and songwriter, and now he is expanding his role as he launches a new label,” states Greg Bays, Executive Vice President of Capitol Christian Distribution. “His artistry is thought-provoking, creatively and spiritually inspiring, and unexpected in all the right ways. Our team is thrilled to work with him as he launches Lionhawk Records and this new EP.”
You Are The Avalanche is set to release June 23 with the pre-order beginning today, June 16, by clicking here. This worship EP, co-written by McMillan and his wife Sarah, will be the first ever project from the duo. Included with the pre-order, fans will receive the instant download of the song “Heart Won’t Stop.” For more information about John Mark McMillan and Lionhawk Records, please visit www.JohnMarkMcMillan.com.
About John Mark McMillan: This Charlotte, North Carolina native’s previous work continues with its own success. In 2012, the song “Seen A Darkness,” from McMillan’s last album Economy, was featured in the promo for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” episode, “Hope for the Hopeless” (Season 8: Episode 12). His single “How He Loves” was listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years and still today ranks on CCLI’s Top 25 chart. Last year, he released Borderland, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and was on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. “Future / Past” was nominated for the Gospel Music Association Dove Award’s “Worship Song of the Year” and Relevant Magazine listed Borderland as one of the “Top Albums of 2014.”
About Capitol Christian Distribution: Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader Christian and Gospel music distribution and represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books reaching the US Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard‘s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named BillboardMagazine‘s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995.
In addition to distributing Capitol Christian Music Group’s fully-owned labels, which include Sparrow, Forefront, and Credential imprints, as well as Motown Gospel and Worship Together, Capitol Christian Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with Centricity Records, City on A Hill, City of Peace Records, Difference Media, Dream Records, Gaither Music Group, Green Hill Productions, Inpop, Hillsong, Lionhawk Records, sixstepsrecords, Sonoma Music, Maranatha! Music, North Point Music, Spring Hill Music Group, Troubadour for the Lord, Universal Music Group, VSR Music Group, Advent Film Group, Alchemy, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz, Cinedigm Entertainment, City of Peace Films, Creative Trust Media, Exodus Cry, Ethno Graphic Media, For Our Fathers, Getty Music, Friends Media, Foreshadow Productions, Glorious Films, Guardian Studios/Bananas, JC Films, Jellyfish Labs, Ocean Avenue, Pure Flix Entertainment, Vertical Praise Productions, Wanderlust Productions, Whitestone Media, Zayatoonz, Worthy Publishing, Authentic Publishers and many more. Capitol Christian Distribution is a division of Capitol Christian Music Group, which is part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group. For more information, visit capitolchristiandistribution.com.