Gospel Music Industry Round-Up enters its 23rd year as the Industry's top resource book!
With over a thousand listings updated annually, "The Roundup" is the top resource for information on the business of gospel, from exposure and where to find it to gospel’s top 100 artists, the church connection, the gospel network and an annual music countdown. More people rely on "The Round-Up" for what’s going on in the gospel industry than any other publication in the world.
It was in 1993 that "the Round-Up" made its industry debut after its author, Lisa Collins—then gospel editor at Billboard Magazine—discovered an absence of publications looking at the who’s who and inner workings of the gospel music industry.
"The idea was a natural when I discovered that there was no such publication available at the time," said Collins. "And I figured that I probably wasn’t the only one who needed it."
And she was right.
From gospel executives to radio announcers and artists, "the roundup" has proven to be an invaluable resource. What’s more, advertising opportunities provided thousands with exposure to the latest products, information and artists. With 10,000 plus books distributed each year and a presence at all the major gospel venues, companies and artist are sure to get the attention they deserve.
Collins own career in gospel began in 1988, with her creation of "Inside Gospel," a daily/weekly syndicated radio series that provided news, profiles and product updates relative to the gospel music community. For the next eight years, she would also serve as executive producer of the show that was broadcast in more than 100 markets nationwide. It was with the show that she drew the interest of Billboard Magazine and was asked to become a regular contributor with her column, In The Spirit.