ForeFront Records

ForeFront Records

Infobox record label
name = ForeFront Records

image_bg =
parent = EMI CMG
founded = 1987
founder = Eddie DeGarmo
Dan Brock
Dana Key
Ron Griffin
defunct =
distributor =
genre = Pop/rock
country = USA
location =
url = []

:"Forefront Records was also a punk record label and distribution in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was operated in the 1980s and 1990s by Mike Young."

ForeFront Records is a Christian Music record label founded in 1987 by Eddie DeGarmo and partners Dan Brock, Dana Key, and Ron Griffin.cite journal |last=Price |first=Deborah Evans |date=1996-07-13 |title=EMI buys Christian label ForeFront |journal=Billboard Magazine |id= |volume=108 |issue=28 |pages=5 ] It was purchased by EMI in 1996 and is now part of the EMI Christian Music Group.cite book |last=Hendershot |first=Heather |title=Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture |year=2004 |publisher=University of Chicago Press |location=Chicago, Illinois |isbn=0-226-32679-9 |chapter=Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music? Christian Music and the Secular Marketplace. Currently, Forefront Records is negotiating record contracts with hip hop, R&B, and other rock bands/artists. |pages=56 ]



* Abandon
* Dizmas
* Philmont
* tobyMac (of dc Talk)
* Rebecca St. James
* This Beautiful Republic


* Audio Adrenaline
* Michael Anderson
* The Benjamin Gate
* Big Tent Revival (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Bleach
* Clear (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Code of Ethics
* Considering Lily
* DeGarmo and Key
* Dc talk
* Eddie DeGarmo
* Eli
* ETW (also known as End Time Warriors)
* Mark Farner
* Grammatrain
* Guardian
* Holy Soldier
* Larry Howard
* Iona
* Karthi
* Kevin Max
* Dana Key (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Geoff Moore, Geoff Moore & the Distance
* The Normals
* PAX217
* Raze
* Satellite Soul (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Serene and Pearl
* Seven Day Jesus
* Peter Shambrook
* Skillet (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Smalltown Poets (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Pete Stewart
* Tait
* Steve Wiggins (Ardent/ForeFront)
* Stacie Orrico
* Lil iROCC Williams


In 1998, ForeFront released a 2-CD compilation to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. The album was titled "" and featured songs from several of their artists at the time. Some of the songs were remakes of older songs done by new bands (for example, Seven Day Jesus plays a cover of Audio Adrenaline's hit "Big House").


See also

* List of record labels
* Contemporary Christian Music

External links

* [ Official Website of Forefront Records]
* [ Official Website of Audio Adrenaline]
* [ Official Website of dc Talk]
* [ Official Website of tobyMac]
* [ Official Website of Rebecca St. James]

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