Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Malaco Announcement on NEW Heavy D Video!

Heavy D "No Matter What" has been added to MTV Jams, VH1 Soul and Music Choice!!!!!
More info to come next week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Maurette Brown Clark Hurdles From Billboard # 3 to # 1 Once Again!!!

The inspirational single that is touching the hearts of millions, It Ain’t Over (Until God Says Its Over) by Maurette Brown Clark is a testament in of itself. After leaping from the number 3 spot to number 1 on the Billboard charts, according to BDS tabulations week ending of June 7, 2009, becoming the first number song for The Malaco Music Group family of labels since Gospel as become a monitored format. After just one week at the top, the single was tossed down to the number 3 position.

The Malaco Music group is proud to announce that “It Ain’t Over” (Until God Says Its Over) has soared once again from the number 3 position to reclaim and become the nation’s number 1 song on both the Billboard and Mediabase Gospel charts this week ending June 21, 2009.

Maurette Brown Clark says, "I am just really humbled and excited about what the Lord is doing with "It Ain't Over". I recorded that song almost 5 years ago and to see what God is doing with it now in such a time as this is all to His glory. I have received countless emails, phone calls, and personal testimonies as to how this song has encouraged people through their personal struggles, as well as the struggles this entire world is facing. I am just grateful to be one of the vessels that God is using to encourage His people. I want to thank my record company, Malaco Records, for their hard work, as well as the gospel radio programmers and announcers across this country who are helping to take this song to the masses."

D.A. Johnson of The Malaco Music Group states, “This is just a testament to the power of the song “It Ain’t Over” and the message that is so relevant to so many lives; not only pertaining to these tough economic times, but life’s challenges that each of us has to face in our individual lives every day. This type of response from the masses cannot be fabricated or manufactured. I commend radio programmers across the country for listening to their listeners and not altering “It Ain’t Over” in their rotation.”

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

B-Hamp To Play At Tom Joyner Family Reunion

The Tom Joyner Family Reunion, which is scheduled from September 3-7, 2009, will take place at the
Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The event culminates with the performance of artists on two separate indoor stages at the Gaylord Resort on Saturday, September 5, 2009.

One stage will have an AAA artist line-up for the older crowd.

The second stage will be a dance show/concert for the younger crowd.

The second stage will consist of the following artists:

GS Boyz
Daron Jones

There will be radio promotions in Orlando, Florida and the surrounding areas for this event. Also, the Family Reunion and the artists will be promoted on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and

B-Hamp will be able to record drops for the radio promotion.

To purchase B-Hamp ringtones and music, visit Malaco Records at

B-Hamp To Play At The Fifth Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge

The Fifth Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge, which is presented by Disney, will occur on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

The game will occur at the Florida Citrus Bowl which is located in Orlando, Florida.

The football teams playing in the event are Grambling State and South Carolina State.

The football game will be broadcast nationally in high-definition on ESPN 2.

B-Hamp will be performing on the Pre-Game Stage and the Post-Game Stage.

To purchase B-Hamp ringtones and music, visit Malaco Records at

New Ringtones Available Today

Later today, we will have ringtones available from Willie Clayton, Mosie Burks, Artie White, Latimore and Billy Ray Charles. All ringtones are available at

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Producer Barry Beckett dies

Thursday, June 11, 2009 – Nashville producer Barry Beckett, who worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Kenny Chesney, died Wednesday at 65.

Beckett was one of the original 4 owners of The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. Along with Jimmy Johnson, David Hood and Roger Hawkins they sold the studio to Malaco Records in the mid 80s. Beckett played on several early Malaco recordings that were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

Beckett gained fame as a keyboardist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. He played on hits including the Staple Singers' I'll Take You There and Paul Simon's Kodachrome.

He produced as well, including Mary MacGregor's Torn Between Two Lovers, Alabama's If I Had You, Kenny Chesney's When I Close My Eyes and Bob Dylan (the LPs "Dylan," "Slow Train Coming," "Saved"), and Neal McCoy's No Doubt About It.

In 1985, Beckett left Muscle Shoals, for an A&R position with the Nashville branch of Warner. He co-produced Hank Williams Jr.'s "Mind Your Own Business" and "Born to Boogie" and won a CMA award for Williams' There's a Tear in My Beer.

Other Beckett-associated releases were Glenn Frey's Sexy Girl, the Forester Sisters' You Again, Bob Seger's We've Got Tonight and Fire Lake and the LPs "Night Moves" and "Stranger In Town" and Delbert McClinton's "Giving It Up for Your Love." He also produced Joan Baez, Dire Straits, Joe Cocker, John Prine, McGuinn - Hillman, The Staple Singers, Phoebe Snow, Etta James, T. Graham Brown, Lorrie Morgan, Eddy Raven, Frankie Miller, Jerry Jeff Walker, Confederate Railroad, Phish, Tammy Graham and Sonia Dada.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Malaco Music Group launches Pay Per-Download Ringtones with m-Wise Inc.

m-Wise Inc. is thrilled to announce its newly formed relationship with Malaco Music Group. Malaco has a long history of providing some of the best music in Gospel, Southern, Urban, Blues, R&B, Soul and many other genres. Malaco’s artists are award winning and Billboard music chart spot holders. Throughout the history and notable story of Malaco Music Group, it is clear that they have always been and continue to be dedicated to music and play a huge role in the development and representation of Southern music.

m-Wise Inc., is excited to partner with Malaco, they are the leader in Gospel, Southern, Urban, Blues, and R&B which are all new genres for us. “We pride ourselves in working with the best and there is no better partner for this genre than Malaco” says Leo Giel VP, Sales N. America. Malaco currently has an impressive 2,000 hits on their website each day, and forecasts a significant lift in this number with the launch of their ringtone offering. This feature will be promoted virtually through their website, blogspot, Twitter and on physical CD’s. On many of the new CD releases Malaco offers in 2009, a coupon code will be included for a free ringtone.

This coupon code can be redeemed online at

Burton Doss, director of IT at Malaco said "Malaco has been looking for a technology partner who can provide not only ringtones to our customers, but also full track downloads and there is no partner better than m-Wise Inc. in the US." The pay per-download ringtone feature will be done by utilizing MOMA, a proprietary software created by m-Wise Inc., which is integrated as a “one stop shop” for mobile operators, content providers, wireless ASP’s and media producers like Malaco. The MOMA platform delivers end-users with a state-of- the-art mobile experience and makes it easy to manage and deliver content like music, games, videos and other entertainment while adding real-time end user capabilities like voting, mobile marketing, advertising and access to live data. Within this package, MOMA also supports transactional billing, customer care and marketing capabilities.

Malaco will be offering the popular Do the Ricky Bobby by BHamp as a ringtone and coming soon will be ringtones by many other well known artists such as the gospel group Bebe and Cece Winans. In addition, Malaco has just signed on Queen Emily from last season’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ and intends to use songs from her upcoming album within this feature as well.

For more information about Malaco Music Group you can visit their website; their Blog and you can also follow them on Twitter by going to

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Queen Emily Story

Malaco recording artist Queen Emily, took a break from recording her first album with us to share her story. This was recorded at the studio in Jackson.

Maurette Brown Clark "It Ain't Over"

If you haven't checked out the latest video from Maurette Brown Clark, check it out below.

Gospel Music Song “Close to You” Sung by BeBe & CeCe Winans

The Malaco Music Group has announced that gospel music superstars BeBe and CeCe Winans have signed an exclusive distribution deal for B & C Records, their first joint record label venture. With Malaco Records as their new distribution partner BeBe and CeCe have launched their new label with the release of “Close to You”which is the first single from their gospel music CD which will be in stores in September.

I love this video of them singing the new single on TBN. You can tell they love and enjoy each other very much. What a special brother/sister relationship. lol @ CeCe teasing BeBe about going to bed at 8:00. Reminds me of how much I love my brothers even though they teased me terribly when were were young. lol ~

Monday, June 1, 2009

Malaco Records Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with BeBe and CeCe Winans for the Launch of B & C Records

Jackson, Miss. –June 1, 2009 – Malaco Music Group announced today the signing of Gospel/R&B music superstars BeBe and CeCe Winans to an exclusive distribution deal for B & C Records, their first joint record label venture. With Malaco Records, a legendary southern R&B and Gospel label as their new distribution partner, the brother and sister music duo has launched their new label with the release of the single, “Close to You,” currently at radio. “Close to You” is the first from BeBe and CeCe’s upcoming CD, due in stores late September.

“As a true fan of their music for many years, this is one of the most exciting signings that I have made in recent years,” said Tommy Couch, President of Malaco Music Group. “I am very honored to bring these two stellar and respected artists to the Malaco Music Group family, and see nothing but a bright and prosperous future ahead. This new partnership represents for us the first of many steps toward building the Malaco Music Group into a major independent leader in the urban music world.”

Lionel Ridenour, Head of Malaco’s Urban Music Department, added: “We are more than excited about our partnership with BeBe and CeCe Winans, we are overjoyed. BeBe and CeCe Winans are international music superstars. They are pioneers of both traditional and contemporary gospel, as well as multi-platinum award-winning R&B music stars. We are very proud that BeBe and CeCe have chosen Malaco Music Group as the home for their new venture B & C Records.”

“With the rich heritage of so many great gospel legends, such as the Reverend James Cleveland, The Caravans, The Major Mass Choirs from Savoy and Malaco, we are elated to continue the tradition with superstar artists BeBe and CeCe Winans,” added D. A. Johnson, Malaco Music Group’s Director of Gospel Music Division.

BeBe and CeCe’s 20 year career in music includes multiple platinum and gold albums in both the Gospel and R&B music genres, 5 Grammys, 8 Doves, more than 12 Stellar Awards, 2 NAACP Awards, 12+ charting R&B singles, and countless #1 Christian and Gospel radio singles.

Their debut self-titled album, released in 1987, nabbed both Grammy and Stellar noms and a Dove Award, only the second Dove Award to be awarded to an African American Group in the category “Group of the Year.” The single “For Always” from the album earned BeBe and CeCe their first Grammy. Their second album, Heaven, was the first Gospel album to reach #1 on the Billboard sales chart and gave us two hit singles, “Lost Without You,” and “Celebrate Life.”

This long-awaited reunion album is a culmination of gained experiences over the last few years and promises to please the die-hard BeBe and CeCe fans and garner new ones as well.

For more information on Malaco Music Group, contact, Burton Doss, (601) 982-4255,