Communications Group purchase for EMI

EMI CHRISTIAN Music Group has acquired ForeFront Communications Group for an undisclosed sum. ForeFront (whose roster includes such acts as DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Geoff Moore And The Distance, Rebecca St James and Big Tent Revival) will operate as a separate label within the EMI CMG umbrella with ForeFront's CEO Dan Brock reporting to CMG's Bill Hearn.

With EMI having already bought Sparrow and Star Song, the ForeFront purchase further expands EMI's position as the major owner of Christian record companies. DC Talk's contract with ForeFront has expired and the group have yet to make a decision about their recording future. They are currently talking to several mainstream companies.

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