The SoundExchange Influencers Series returned to Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Legendary gospel and R&B singer BeBe Winans was joined by fast-rising gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds, and Alexa Cruse, the daughter of Grammy and Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian artists Janice Archer Cruse of The Archers and John Cruse of The Cruse Family.
The SoundExchange Influencers Series demonstrates the impact of legacy artists on today’s music and provides a forum to address issues currently facing music legends, namely, fair pay and recognition for all sound recordings across all mediums and all eras of music.
“The SoundExchange Influencers Series pays homage to the music’s past, present and future,” said Michael Huppe, president and CEO of SoundExchange. “We bring together established artists, artists in the middle of their career and artists who are just starting out, for a conversation about influence. Who influenced their music, who they influence and how we should celebrate the VALUE of music. All music has value and all artists deserve to be paid fairly every time their work is used, on EVERY platform.”