September 02, 2006
Chris Christian, CEO, World Digital Media Group, 8-11-06
Chris Christian began his professional music career as a performer in Nashville in 1974. He has been a performer, songwriter, publishing company executive, recording engineer, record producer, and record label executive, all leading up to his current role as founder and CEO of World Digital Media Group, which is the largest record label in Texas. His biggest current project is producing the first album of Ali Lohan, the younger sister of Lindsay Lohan. Ali’s album debuts later this fall, and features the up-and-coming star singing Christmas-themed songs.
Chris coined the phrases “new music paradigm” and “from creator to consumer” to describe how the digital age is changing the music industry forever, especially for young, independent musicians and bands who have more opportunities than ever to be discovered. Chris’s music industry accolades include nine Grammy Award nominations as a music producer, artist and publisher, with Chris winning four Grammys. He has also been nominated for seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as a music producer, publisher and songwriter, winning five Doves.
Chris launched the music career of Amy Grant, and he has produced more than 60 albums that together sold in excess of 10 million copies. He has written more than 2000 songs, many of which have been recorded by such artists as Elvis Presley, Olivia Newton-John, The Carpenters, Sheena Easton, and Donny and Marie Osmond. He has had many Top Ten Billboard singles as an artist and producer.
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