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Indieheaven Announces 'The Christian Independent Alliance'

Leading independent Christian organization starts Non-Profit foundation for indie musicians and artists.

Contact: Keith Mohr, Christian Independent Alliance, 615-594-0426

Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 11 /Standard Newswire/ -- Indieheaven, the leading Christian independent musician resource announces the next chapter in their 10 year history, "The Christian Independent Alliance." CIAlliance founder, Keith Mohr states, "After working with thousands of independent Christian artists and musicians since 1997, I believe artists of faith should be sent to the church and world by an organization who has a proven history of supporting independent Christian artists and musicians. We will accomplish this through our new non-profit, assisting members with fund raising, grants and scholarships for recording new music, and other services they need. The model is based on partnerships, memberships and strategic alliances with individuals and companies we know and trust.

Members of the CIAlliance receive 1 year membership to Indieheaven.com, discounts to CIAlliance conferences and events, the ability to raise support through the non-profit umbrella, and be eligible to receive matching grants for services offered through the alliance.

The CIAlliance is holding their 5th Annual CIA Summit conference in Franklin, TN March 28-29, 2008. The conference focuses on teaching independent artists how to be successful in their music careers. A wide range of topics will be covered, featuring mainstream music guru Bob Baker, well known stage performance coach Tom Jackson, Essential Records founder, Richard Beeson, Platform Artist Management's Darren Tyler, Rick Cua, and many more.

Also held during the Summit is CIAlliance's 3rd annual MOMENTUM AWARDS, which recognizes the pursuit of excellence in independent Christian Music. The awards show will be held at Building 8 at The Factory in Franklin, TN on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 7:30PM and is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 27, CMS Productions will hold their 2nd Nashville Songwriter Bootcamp with many notable Nashville area songwriters and publishing personel. Featured mentors are Charlie Peacock, Casey McGinty of EMI, Chad Segura of WORD, Steve Rice of Integrity, Scott and Christine Dente, and many more. For More information on this event, visit: http://www.songwriterbootcamp.com

On Wednesday, March 26, Tom Jackson will hold an all day seminar where he will share his proven techniques on connecting with an audience and crafting your live performance to maximize impact. Tom's seminar is highly educational and entertaining. Tom will also work with a band onstage and transform their live show. For more information on this event, click HERE.

For more information on the CIAlliance, go to:
http://www.cialliance.org

For more information on the CIA Summit, go to:
http://www.ciasummit.com

For more information on Indieheaven, go to:
http://www.indieheaven.com

For more information on the MOMENTUM AWARDS, go to:
http://www.indieheaven.com/momentum_awards.php

The CIA Summit is sponsored by:
Mission of Mercy
Visit their website to learn more:
http://www.missionofmercy.org