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EMI Christian Music Group anounces AT&T to sponsor TobyMac and Jeremy Camp “Boomin’ Beyond Measure” spring tour 2008

KLOVE/AIR1/AT&T/EMICMG partner to send winners to tour date at Six Flags

NASHVILLE, TN, 5 February 2008 – EMI CMG today announced that AT&T will be the presenting sponsor of the “BOOMIN’ BEYOND MEASURE” tour with multi-platinum and award-winning BEC Recordings and ForeFront records’ artists Jeremy Camp and TobyMac. Kicking off this week, February 6th in San Antonio, the tour will also feature special guest, Sparrow Recording artist Matthew West (full routing below).

The AT&T Experience will make stops in select cities along the “Boomin’ Beyond Measure” tour* where fans will have the opportunity to test out the latest AT&T handsets and download exclusive music content. This will also be the place for an exclusive preview of TobyMac’s “Alive and Transported” concert being released on DVD and CD on May 27th, and Camp’s smash single video “Give You Glory” beginning in March. In addition, live performance highlights from the “Boomin’ Beyond Measure” tour will be available on AT&T Cellular Video as well as ringtone and answertone content from the tour exclusively to AT&T customers.

In addition, AT&T is providing text-technology enhancements for all tour venues. Fans will be able to send text-to-screen messages throughout the concert for the entire audience to see, and can send shout-outs to friends in the audience or let everyone know their favorite Jeremy Camp, TobyMac or Matthew West song. Current AT&T users can also get TobyMac, Jeremy Camp and Matthew West content available for purchase by texting “BBM” to 386.

In select cities, AT&T will also have an enhanced text-messaging program. All AT&T customers that submit text-to-screen messages have a chance to win a VIP seat upgrade to the only place better than the front row, which is right from the stage! The AT&T customers also have the opportunity to win backstage meet and greet passes.

Lastly, KLOVE, AIR 1, AT&T and EMI Christian Music Group are partnering together to send three winners and a guest to Six Flags over Texas on March 21st to see the tour. On top of seeing the show, winners will enjoy a day at the theme park, and ride a rollercoaster with TobyMac, Jeremy Camp and Matthew West. Each winner will receive round trip airfare for them and a guest, hotel accomodations, park passes concert tickets and more. Fans can enter via the KLOVE and Air1 websites, AT&T mobile phone handsets, or at AT&T’s Media Mall site (www.mediamall.wireless.att.com)

With sales of over 2 million units, radio hits, media and touring, Dove-Award winner and American Music Award nominee Jeremy Camp is continuing to make a definitive mark in the industry with his hit songs and ability to capture audiences of all ages. Being named “Songwriter of the Year” in 2006, and awarded in 2005 and 2006 for “Song of the Year”, at the 28th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, Camp has marked his place in the Christian Music Industry. With an amazing 13 No. 1 back to back radio hits under his belt, including his first three releases from BEYOND MEASURE, “Tonight” (CHR), “What It Means” (AC) and “Give You Glory”, Camp has graced the covers of Pollstar, CCM, Breakaway and Christian Music Planet, and has also garnered consistent praise from such publications as Billboard, CCM, CRW and R&R with each recording. CCM magazine named him 2005′s Reader’s Choice for Favorite Artist and Favorite Male Artist, and most recently Camp was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Inspirational Artist.

With over 8 million career scans, the GRAMMY-nominated “Portable Sounds” is TobyMac’s latest and highest solo debut ever on the Billboard Top 200 chart (No. 10), and after hitting No. 1 on SoundScan’s Contemporary Christian Overall chart in its first week as well, the project has scanned over 300,000 units and is still solidly in the top 20 after 48 weeks of release. Along with this sales success, TobyMac was named R&R’s Christian CHR Artist of the Year, while over 100 Christian radio stations played his smash hit singles “I’m For You” and “Made to Love”, and his video for his rock hit “Boomin’”was named the Gospel Music Channel’s Video of the Year and CCM magazine reader’s Best Music VIdeo for 2007. TobyMac released his solo debut (“Momentum” 2001) followed by the critically acclaimed “Welcome to Diverse City” (2004), both of which received GRAMMY nominations, and most recently were awarded RIAA Gold Certification. As a solo artist, in addition to rave reviews and a favorite in magazine and internet Reader’s Choice polls each year, including 2007′s CCM magazine Best Male Artist of the Year, TobyMac has also won seven Dove Awards, received nine GMA Music/Dove Award nominations, and was recently nominated for an American Music Award as Favorite Inspirational Artist.

Sparrow Records recording artist Matthew West catapulted onto the Christian music scene in 2003 with his debut single, “More,” which became the most played Christian AC song of 2004, according to R&R. Since that time, West’s two critically-acclaimed studio recordings, Happy (2003) and History (2005), have yielded such hits as “Only Grace,” “History” and “Next Thing You Know”. West’s latest recording, “Something To Say,” featuring the multi-format Christian radio hit “You Are Everything,” released January 15 and debuted at #7 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Christian Retail chart, marking the highest debut for the week. A sought-after songwriter, West’s cuts have been recorded by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Natalie Grant, and Mandisa, among many others.

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www.tobymac.com
www.jeremycamp.com
www.matthewwest.com

Press Contacts:

TOBYMAC:
Velvet Rousseau Kelm
the {m} media collective
615.591.7989
velvet@theMcollective.com

JEREMY CAMP:
Lori Isaacs
Overture Media
615.579.1266
lori@overture-media.com

MATTHEW WEST:
Brian Smith
Turning Point Media Relations, Inc.
615.261.1818
brian@turningpointpr.com

BOOMIN’ BEYOND MEASURE TOUR DATES (*all dates subject to change)

2/6 San Antonio, TX/ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (TobyMac & Jeremy Camp only)
2/8 Phoenix, AZ/ Dodge Theatre
2/9 Los Angeles, CA/ Gibson Amp
2/11 Sacramento, CA/ UC Davis
2/12 Fresno, CA/ Warnor’s Theatre
2/14 Medford, OR/ Jackson County Expo
2/15 Salem, OR/ OR State Fair Pavilion
2/16 Seattle, WA/ Overlake Christian Center
2/17 Kennewick, WA/ Toyota Center
2/21 Denver, CO/ Wells Fargo Theater
2/22 Omaha, NE/Quest Center
2/23 Moline, IL/ i wireless Center
2/24 Canton, OH/ Canton Civic Center
2/28 Indianapolis, IN/ Conseco Fieldhouse
2/29 Chicago, IL/ Congress Theater
3/1 Minneapolis, MN/ Target Center
3/2 Grand Forks, ND/Alerius Center
3/6 Hershey, PA/ Hershey Arena
3/7 Lowell, MA/Lowell Auditorium
3/8 Elmira, NY/ First Arena
3/13 Fairfax, VA/ Patriot Center
3/14 Florence, SC/
3/15 Valdosta, GA/ Wild Adventure Theme Park
3/16 Tampa, FL/ Ford Amphitheatre
3/21 Arlington, TX/ Six Flags Over TX

About EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Christian Music Group, established in 1994, is the world’s largest Christian music organization and includes EMI CMG Distribution and EMI CMG Publishing in addition to EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Gospel. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, EMI CMG is characterized by a commitment to artists and songwriters, its customers and to community service. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.

About EMI Music
EMI Music is the recorded music division of EMI Group Limited, one of the world’s largest independent music companies. Its EMI Music division represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, The Beatles, Coldplay, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Gorillaz, Norah Jones, The Kooks, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Joss Stone, 30 Seconds To Mars, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Diam’s (France), Utada Hikaru (Japan), LaFee (Germany), Radja (Indonesia), RBD (Mexico) and Vasco Rossi (Italy).

EMI has been at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing digital music marketplace since it released David Bowie’s Hours as the world’s first ever album to be offered as a digital download in 1999. EMI has signed agreements with hundreds of digital partners to distribute its music across the globe, including most recently its premium DRM-free, higher-quality offering sold through partners including Apple iTunes, Amazon.com and more. It continues to facilitate the development of a growing range of new digital business models to enable fans to experience and purchase its artists’ output through a number of different platforms including, legal peer-to-peer agreements with Mashboxx and GNAB, and a deal to offer advertising-supported videos on mobile phones in the US through Rhythm NewMedia.

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