April 29, 2009 Leave a comment
According to the latest press release from Canaan, Dave Clark and Emily Higinbotham have left Canaan Records and accepted positions at Lillenas. From the press release:
In associated news, Lillenas Publishing Company announced today that Dave Clark is joining the company as Director of Creative Development, Publishing, and A&R (artist and repertoire). In addition, Emily Higinbotham is joining Lillenas as Associate Director of Creative Development, Publishing, and A&R. Both Clark and Higinbotham reside in Nashville and will maintain their Nashville offices.
“We have appreciated Dave Clark’s leadership in re-establishing the Canaan Records imprint and helping to lay the foundation for the label’s future in the digital marketplace. We wish him the best of success in his new venture with Lillenas,” commented Rod Riley, COO of Word Entertainment.
Dave Clark added, “As I look back through the years, God has had the Church at the center of every major intersection on my life. My roots with Lillenas Publishing Company go very deep and I am so thankful for the rare opportunity to blend my love for the Church with my passion for music. I am thankful for the experience and friendships gained at my time with Canaan Records and look forward this new chapter with a great sense of optimism.”
As a songwriter, Clark’s songs have been recorded by many of today’s top Christian recording artists including Larnelle Harris, Philips Craig & Dean, CeCe Winans, and 4HIM. Along with authoring close to thirty musicals, Clark recently celebrated his 25th Number One song, and was awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ (ASCAP) 2009 Living Legend Award. He is also currently a student at Nazarene Bible College based in Colorado Springs, CO.
Emily Higinbotham has combined her extensive musical education with her natural musical ability to have a widespread impact on the Christian music industry. Emily most recently served as Project Coordinator and Marketing Manager for Canaan Records. She has also served as royalty administrator, administrative assistant, session contractor, and vocal producer for many recording sessions featuring some of Nashville’s top musicians. Featured among her recordings are a number of children’s musicals including the 2009 Dove-nominated children’s Christmas musical, Angels We Have Heard.
For more information on Canaan Records, visit www.canaanrecords.com.
Congratulations to both on their new positions, and best wishes for continued success. Emily Higinbotham has especially been very supportive of this blog, and always quick to answer any questions I’ve sent her way, and for that, Emily, I thank you. It will be interesting to see what unfolds in the coming weeks and months at Word/Canaan.