Michael W. Smith to launch music label at Liberty U. with help from Jonas Brothers' dad

www.christianpost.com | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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Iconic worship artist Michael W. Smith will be giving students insight to his musical success by launching a record label and the Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music at Liberty University with the help of Kevin Jonas, father and original manager of the mega-pop trio the Jonas Brothers.

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The Christian university, based in Virginia, will launch the MWS center on Aug. 1, helping Liberty students learn the ropes of the music industry. The center will also have its own record label for those who aspire to have Christian or mainstream careers.

According to a statement shared with The Christain Post, Jonas will help on the label side of things while helping the artist make the necessary connection in the entertainment industry.

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“Our mission for the university is training and equipping champions for Christ,” Vernon M. Whaley, dean of the School of Music, told Religion News Service. “What I tell my students is it doesn’t matter what kind of music you’re going to go into, God’s called you to take worship to the nations.”

Liberty’s School of Music, the college’s worship music education wing was established in 2005. However, the dean said the new venture will hone in on “mainstream” music.

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“The passion we have is not just to train a bunch of people to go into the music industry — or just go into the...
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