March 23, 2018
We’re so excited to welcome Influence Music to Watershed Music Group.
Influence Music is a faith-based record label and artist collective birthed out of Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, California. Over the last 10 months, Influence Music has attracted some of LA’s most gifted songwriters, producers, and creatives who have laid aside successful careers and high-level positions to help build this movement. With the exception of Senior Pastor, Phil Hotsenpillar, the entire team relocated from Hollywood in pursuit of establishing a platform where art has a purpose and songs have an eternal shelf life.
The Influence Music team released debut single, “I Am” in May 2017, accompanied by a music video, garnering 500K views within only two weeks of public release. They have since released another single and music video, and are now preparing for the release of their debut album as an artist collective, featuring artists Matt Gilman, Melody Noel, Michael Ketterer, and Whitney Medina.
“To say that Watershed is honored to link arms and serve this team is an understatement,” said Watershed Founder & CEO, Adam Carpenter. “They understand who they are, they place a high value on both creativity and excellence, and it is energizing to work with a team who aligns with Watershed’s vision and mission. So pleased to partner with Influence!”
Since their debut single, “I Am”, they have released two additional singles, two official music videos, and a series of live worship moments on their YouTube channel. The label’s debut live worship record, “Touching Heaven” is available for pre-order, with a release date of May 25, 2018.
“We are so thankful to have gotten connected with Watershed! Adam and his team are efficient, communicative, and very transparent – all of which is refreshing in this industry,” said Influence Vice President, Melody Hernandez. “He takes the time to answer our questions and explain the parts of music administration that can be confusing. Most importantly he has a heart for creatives, so we are confident that our publishing is in good hands.”
Once again, welcome to the Watershed fam, Influence!