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Backstage Live At The Stellar Awards

List of Activities for the Stellar Back Stage Pass Weekend You will see all of the shows below in their entirety, with several guest interviews and surprise guest not listed. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE AS IT HAPPENS! Please make a special note to the time slot that were airing live at Central Standard Time in Nashville January 17th 2014 We will be conducting live interviews and show casing rehearsals from 12:30-3:30 CST Times may change 29th Annual Stellars Pre show 6:00pm to 9:00pm CST Hosted by  Sonya Blakey | Angenella Some of the talent we will be interviewing, there will be plenty more EARNEST PUGH ANITA WILSON BEVERLY CRAWFORD KEVIN VASSER J. MOSS JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE CHANEL HAYNES MONICA LISA STEVENSON VINCENT THARPE & KENOSIS KEVIN LEMON & HIGHER CALLING LIVRE January 18th 2014 Stellar Gospel & Radio Announcers Awards 9:00 am to 1:30pm CST Hosted by  Sonya Blakey | Angenella | Michael Davis Some of the talent we will be interviewing, there will be plenty more Tankards Dennis Cole Al Hobbs Red Carpet 4:00pm to 5:30pm  CST Hosted by Tye Tribbett Get up front and personal with all the Stellar Awards Nominees, Gospel Music Artist & Legends Back Stage Pass 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  CST Hosted by Tye Tribbett | Jonathan Slocumb | Sonya Blakey | Angenella Some of the talent we will be interviewing, there will be plenty more Tosha Cobbs Hezekiah Walker Rickey Dillard VaShawn Mitchell Jekalyn Carr Jonathan McReynolds Shirley Caesar Erica Campbell Lexi Anthony Brown & Group Therapy Donald Lawrence

The Power Of Radio Tweets For Recording Artist

If you haven’t seen our Twitter page, you should take a good look at it to see how we are using the power of radio tweets to promote the artist we play and the commercials that we run on the station. My experience as a programmer has allowed me to be very creative and different from other stations. I was able to create my own Twitter App for the station for maximum effect and I’ve shared my technology with about five other people, two of whom I know is actively using it. Now, you will see all over Twitter many other radio stations doing similar things that we do here and at Synergy1Radio (GospelSynergy.com). However, after careful study of how most of these station are using Twitter to post what they are playing, I’ve discovered a fault in how they actually do it. On the surface this “fault” looks very harmless, but like I said, I’m a programmer and if these stations are paying their licensing, one thing I do know about how the licensing works is that your song info is pulled from the information in the stream itself. The tracking companies have software that reads the information embedded in our radio streams in much the same way BDS and Mediabase works. The information gathered is limited to three things, the Artist Name, the Song Title and the Album Title. That’s it. This is important because if this information is not spelled correctly and tagged properly, you the songwriter and publisher will not get royalties from your spins. What I see happening on Twitter is that the broadcasters are REPLACING the Artist Name with the artist Twitter name (like such @JohnDoe – Song Title instead of the correct way: John Doe – Song Title). Sometimes I see the artist’s Twitter name added to the song title (like such John Doe – Song Title/@JohnDoe) or (John Doe/@JohnDoe – Song Title). What this means is that the reports created from the information pulled from the stream, will have incorrect information or confusing information. Therefore when BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and Sound Exchange get their reports, they may miss or overlook your song because the information they have about your music does not match the information in the report. I haven’t asked but there is a strong possibility that computers are gathering this information from our radio streams and generating digital reports that the PRO companies use to compared with their database for MATCHING INFORMATION. I don’t think a human is going through thousands of pages worth of data to see where, when and how many times your song played. So it’s safe to assume that if this is the case, a computer is searching for the properly documented song information to know who gets credit. Song information it finds that does not match what is on file will be ignored. These two examples may be from the same artist and same album but they are NOT the same to a computer that is reading the data from a digital file: John Doe – Song Title and @JohnDoe – Song Title Computers do not know “what you actually meant” I say that to say this: We take great pride in making sure your information is correct as possible and that our stream is not sending altered data that will cause you to loose royalties. NiaRadioNetwork.com, Leading The Way To A Better Tommorrow

Welcome To NiaRadioNetwork.com

We welcome and invite you to join our community of gospel music loving God chasing members! Feel free to signup, tune in, make request and interact with others! We have two satellite sites: http://www.OnlineGospelRadio.com http://www.WNIAGospelRadio.com We play the likes of: Trin-i-tee 5:7, Rance Allen, Ricky Dillard & New “G”, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, The Soul Seekers, Deitrick Haddon, Israel Houghton, John P. Kee, Greater Mount Calvary Recording Choir, Keith ‘Wonderboy’ Johnson, Judy Jacobs, Beverly Crawford, April Nevels, Troy Sneed, Brian Courtney Wilson, Vashawn Mitchell, The Soul Seekers, Isaac Caree, Marvin Sapp, James Fortune & FIYA, DeWayne Woods, Tamela Mann, Byron Cage, forEver Jones, Karen Clark-Sheard, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Maurette Brown-Clark, Wess Morgan, Monique Walker, Fred Hammond, Greg O’Quin & iPrayze, J. Moss, RiZen, Alvin Darling & Celebration, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, Ted Winn, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Israel & New Breed, Sheri Jones-Moffet, Ralph Lofton, Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence & Company, Vickie Yohe, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kevon Carter, Bishop Eddie Long & Friends, Euince Wright, Bishop Albert Jamison & NY State Mass Choir, Pastor Greg Patrick, Kevin Jardio & Nu Virtue, Phil Tarver, Carnell Murrell, The Murrills, Isaiah Thomas & Elements of Praise, Larue Howard, William McDowell, Bonafide Praisers, Percy Bady, Bishop Noel Jones & The City Of Refuge Mass Choir, West Angeles COGIC Choir, Joe Leavell & St Stephens, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Stephen Hurd, SBenita Farmer, Bishop David G. Evans, Anointed Pace Sisters, The McClurkin Project, Izzy, Apostle Donald Alford, Martha Munizzi, Donald Lawrence & Tri-City, Zie’l, Micah Stampley, Myron Butler & Levi, Darwin Hobbs, Bishop Bruce Parham, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, Williams Brothers, Micah Stampley, Ted & Sheri, LaShun Pace, Kurt Carr, Cece Winans, Shekinah Glory Ministry, Benita Washington, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers Of Music, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Bishop Eddie Long & Total Praise Choir, Shea Norman, Georgia Mass Choir, Mississippi Mass Choir, Tim Bowman, GMWA National Mass Choir, Miami Mass Choir, Ben Tankard, Dottie Peoples, Heritage Christian Center Mass Choir, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Bishop Michael V. Kelsey & The New Samaritan Mass Choir, Walter Hawkins, Natalie Wilson & SOP Chorale, Williams Brothers, Canton Spirituals, Joe Pace, Harvey Watkins, Virtue, Lamar Campbell, VIP Mass Choir, Rizen, Bishop T.D. Jakes , Lonnie Hunter & The Voices of St. Mark, Chicago Mass Choir, Judith Christie-McAllister, Sounds of Blackness, GMWA Women Of Worship, Vanessa Williams, Reed’s Temple Choir, Twinkie Clark, Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Women’s Mass Choir & Many More … old & new!