Donnie McClurkin Starts New Record Company, Camdon Music, to Teach and Empower Up-and-Coming Musicians

Donnie McClurkin is an award winning gospel music singer, senior pastor and "Sunday Best" judge. (PHOTOGRAPH: BET NETWORKS)
Donnie McClurkin is an award winning gospel music singer, senior pastor and “Sunday Best” judge.

Pastor Donnie McClurkin plans to teach and empower up-and-coming musicians with his new record company Camdon music, and has enlisted the help of Andrea McClurkin Mellini and Nancey Jackson to ensure off-the- charts success.

McClurkin,54, may pastor Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., but he is also a distinguished singer in the gospel music industry who has received Grammy, Dove, Stellar and NAACP awards. Now, he has decided to provide a platform for other singers by creating the brand-new Camdon music group using the wisdom he has gained throughout his almost 20-year career.

“We’re looking for great talent across the country and even out of the country. We’re going to give them a platform that won’t be as consuming as record companies of yesterday, whereas you had to sign for a long period of time and it took away all of your rights,” McClurkin told The Christian Post. “I want to give that to the Gospel community, what I wanted and didn’t get, and that’s a platform that will teach and empower the artist.”

Camdon music, a play on McClurkin’s first and last names, “Mac” and “Don,” is a new record label not wasting any time in releasing new artists. Andrea McClurkin Mellini is not only Donnie’s sister, but a new artist on his label who is stepping into the spotlight after serving as a veteran background singer for her brother.

Now, with her debut solo album, “Higher,” Mellini is using her voice to spread a message of hope and encouragement.

“God is still doing great things, and we need to encourage one another,” Mellini said. “We live in a crazy world. I want people to know that God loves them in whatever state they are in, no matter what they’ve done, or where they are, and that there is hope.”

McClurkin has supplied his sister with the tools she needs to spread her message, and penned her first single “God Can.”

“The song simply says that God can do the impossible…He can do whatever you need Him to do,” Mellini said.

While Camdon Music released Mellini’s solo album last June, the label also released material from another one of its artists, Nancey Jackson Johnson. The vocal powerhouse is not new to the world of gospel music, with over 15 years in the business and two previous albums.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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