RCA Records and Kirk Franklin enter into label deal, to release debut albums from The Walls Group and Sunday Best 6 winner

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I have a feeling this partnership is going to produce some epic music!

RCA Records has entered a long-term label deal with Gospel music icon Kirk Franklin to establish Fo Yo Soul Recordings, an inspirational music label which will showcase some of the genre’s most talented emerging artists and established performers.

Under the agreement, Mr. Franklin and the Fo Yo Soul Recordings team will sign and develop emerging inspirational music talent, while RCA Records will provide the marketing, promotion and distribution muscle for Fo Yo Soul artists.   In addition, Mr. Franklin’s future recorded output will be released on the Fo Yo Soul Recordings label.

Look for the debut album from The Walls Group and the winner of BET’s Sunday Best to be released under the new partnership. The debut album from this season’s winner is expected in Spring 2014.

“We are thrilled to be Kirk’s partner. He is a one of a kind artist and music executive who brings his unique insight to inspirational music. We look forward to welcoming the new talent he will bring to the roster,” states Tom Corson, President & COO RCA Records.

“I’ve been blessed to be with RCA Records as an artist, so I know firsthand that the team that Tom and Peter have assembled are among the most creative and hardworking in the music business,” said Mr. Franklin.

“Expanding our business relationship in a way that empowers my team to identify and develop great new artists is really a dream come true for me.  We’ve already been hard at work and I am very excited to be able introduce the world to some amazing new talents in the coming months.”

Kirk Franklin has certainly been busy. In addition to his many musical achievements, he has hosted and executive produced Sunday Best for the past six seasons, he is the co-host of American Bible Challenge, the creator of Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues and he has his own Gospel Music channel at SiriusXM.

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