MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrity Music and Time Life Music,
co-developers of the Songs 4 Worship double album series of Praise and Worship
music, today announced that the first title in the series, "Songs 4 Worship -
Shout To The Lord", has achieved double platinum status, according to the
Recording Industry Association of America ("RIAA").
Integrity Music is the music division of Integrity Incorporated
(Nasdaq: ITGR), a media/communications company that produces, publishes and
distributes Christian music, books and related products. Time Life Music is
the world's leading television direct response marketer of recorded music.
Double platinum status signifies the sale of over two million albums. In
achieving this recognition, "Songs 4 Worship - Shout To The Lord" becomes one
of only 15 multi-platinum Christian music albums, and it is the biggest-
selling Praise and Worship album in the history of the recorded music
"We are thrilled with the success and continued momentum of this series in
all markets that have been entered, to date," noted P. Michael Coleman,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Incorporated. "Songs 4
Worship has exceeded all expectations and has revealed the true scope of the
audience for Praise and Worship music on a global scale."
"The first Songs 4 Worship album has maintained very high ratings on the
Christian retail and Billboard Top 200 charts, and the continuity series is
recognized as the most successful direct-to-consumer launch in the history of
Christian music," added Daniel McGuffey, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior
Vice President of Integrity Music.
Integrity and Time Life launched the Songs 4 Worship series in the United
States over one year ago, and the series has generated over one million
continuity club memberships, to date. The series, which was introduced into
the Christian bookstore and general retail markets later in 2001, contains
best-selling Praise and Worship songs performed by original artists and such
well-known worship leaders as Ron Kenoly, Michael W. Smith, Don Moen, Darlene
Zschech, Twila Paris and others.
An international launch of the Songs 4 Worship series is currently
underway in a number of countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom, Holland, and Hong Kong, and launches are under consideration
in South Africa and eight additional countries in Asia.
Integrity Incorporated is a media/communications company that produces,
publishes and distributes Christian music, books and related products. It is
a producer and publisher of Christian lifestyle products developed to
facilitate worship, entertainment and education. Integrity's products are
sold primarily through retail stores and direct to consumers throughout the
United States and internationally in 176 other countries worldwide. The
Company is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, and its common stock is listed on
The Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "ITGR". Information about
Integrity, including financial and operating performance, also is available at
the company's Web site, www.integritymusic.com/company/indexinv.html .
For additional information, please contact:
Don Ellington, CFO of Integrity Incorporated at (251) 633-9000
RJ Falkner & Company, Investor Relations Counsel at (800) 377-9893
or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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SOURCE Integrity Music; Time Life Music