Integrity Music headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Industry||Music & entertainment|
|Founded||1987 (as Integrity Music)|
|Headquarters||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Parent||David C. Cook|
Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook nonprofit group. Founded as a direct-to-consumer music club in 1987 as Integrity Music, Integrity was at the forefront of contemporary worship music's widespread popularity of praise and worship music. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including "We Believe" (Newsboys). The label has also translated albums into Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Indonesian, Cantonese, Russian, Dutch, French and Portuguese.[not verified in body]
Integrity Music was founded in 1987 with the purchase of the music division of Integrity Communications, owned by Charles Simpson Ministries. Simpson was a member of the Shepherding Movement and pastor of Covenant Church of Mobile.
Since 1983, the label and its predecessor has produced the popular Hosanna! Music series of praise and worship music which started with the release of Behold His Majesty, with worship Leader Ron Tucker, in 1983. By 1995 the firm was publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol ITGR. In 2001, Integrity started Integrity Publishers. The company changed its name in 2002 to Integrity Media to better reflect its move into other markets. Also in 2002, the firm purchased the Nashville-based record label INO Records. This added to their artist roster, which already included Don Moen, Hillsong Music, Paul Baloche, and Israel and New Breed. The label also released the soundtrack to the film The Passion of the Christ and the Time-Life-advertised Songs 4 Worship collections. In 2004, co-founder and chairman Michael Coleman took Integrity private.
Integrity also sells music, film and digital media via direct mail and Internet sales, as well as direct mail greeting cards through DaySpring/Hallmark.