CCM Magazine Reveals Redesign
May 2, 2007 at 7:00 AM (PT)
Christian music’s preeminent publication, CCM MAGAZINE, finds a new look and focus with the MAY 2007 issue. In addition to a physical redesign, the magazine will now include coverage that embraces mainstream and independent artists of Christian faith, in addition to those artists distributed via traditional Christian outlets.
The CCM acronym that has long stood for “Contemporary Christian Music” will now take on a new meaning: “Christ. Community. Music.”
“This month marks a historic step for our magazine, and, as a result, the fans and the industry we serve,” says CCM Editor JAY SWARTZENDRUBER. “We’re going to start mixing indie and general market Christians such as THE FRAY, MARY J. BLIGE and SUFJAN STEVENS in with artists with traditional Christian label affiliation. Rather than define ‘Christian music’ just by its label or distribution, we’re now defining it as Christian worldview music. CCM MAGAZINE has always taken its role as a leader seriously, and we believe this is the way of the future.”
During the month of MAY, fans are invited to access a complimentary digital version of the new CCM by going to www.ccmmagazine.com/promo.