.- Catholic Music Network (CMN), www.catholicmusicnetwork.com, is celebrating its fifth year as the premier online source for music by today’s top Catholic artists. According to a press release, CatholicMusicNetwork.com was developed by a group of radio and Internet professionals, inspired by a frustrating attempt to find Catholic music on the Internet. “It was a struggle to find an exclusive source of just Catholic artists,” stated one of CMN’s founders, Doug Archer. “We saw a need and decided to spend our time creating an online portal to help others and to share our love for Catholic music.”
Not satisfied to just create an online store they decided to help other Catholic professionals – musicians and songwriters - spread their mission. The web site is also a great resource for musical reviews and news of concerts and events. “Having news and reviews that inform people of new Catholic music and events around the country was a great start for us. It led to many online users who now look to CMN for the latest information on releases, concerts, and events. Also, our audio interviews and profiles have helped make the public aware of the many devoted and talented Catholic artists making great music today,” stated Jeff Burson, Vice President of Development.
Catholic Music Network represents over 250 artists with a library of 730 albums. From contemporary to children's to praise and worship, CMN offers a wide array of music styles. In addition to CD’s, CatholicMusicNetwork.com also offers DVD’s that artists have produced. CMN has a popular Spanish site as well, www.reddemusicacatolica.com, featuring the latest releases in the world of Spanish Catholic music.
When asked about their future plans, CMN stated their desire to produce more radio programs as well as podcasting artist’s spotlights with music and interviews. CMN would also like to get more involved with Catholic communities and parishes to promote Catholic music. If parishioners can hear about Catholic music at the parish level, then they might be more inclined to support new and up-and-coming Catholic artists.
Catholic Music Network is the premier online source for Catholic music. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, CatholicMusicNetwork.com enters its sixth year in business. Faithful to the Magisterium of the Church, Catholic Music Network.com is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.