Releases to be distributed by Provident-Integrity.
Martha Munizzi, the gospel music community's most successful indie artist, is signing with Mobile, Alabama-based Integrity Music. Munizzi and her husband Dan have been operating their own label, Martha Munizzi Music, which was recently featured in a Billboard spotlight on top independent labels.
In addition to her 2002 debut, "Say the Name," Munizzi released 2003's "The Best is Yet to Come" and last year's Christmas album, "When He Came." The former peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart and has sold 198,000 U.S. copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Existing releases and future Munizzi product will be distributed by Provident-Integrity Distribution, and to general market outlets on the Epic label through Sony-BMG Distribution. Munizzi's label was previously distributed through non-exclusive deals with Central South, New Day Christian Distributors, WorshipMusic.com and Christian Book Distributors.
An Orlando-based praise and worship act, Munizzi is the only Caucasian artist with a Stellar Award nod for best new artist.