WE ARE INFLUENCE MUSIC
Influence Music is a faith-based record label and artist collective birthed out of Influence Church in Anaheim Hills. Over the last year, Influence Music has attracted some of the most gifted songwriters, producers, and creatives who have, in some cases, laid aside successful careers and high-level positions to help build this movement.
The vision of our Senior Pastors, Phil & Tammy Hotsenpiller, mirror the heart of the team, which is Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone). It is the heart of God that is the pot of gold. It is the pursuit of a platform where art has a purpose and songs have an eternal shelf life.
Influence Music will debut their first album May 25, 2018, which is a compilation of songs created during a writing camp in April 2017. The goal of this one-week camp in Big Bear, California was to see what could happen when seasoned worship artists and season LA-based pop writers collaborate. Music Director, Jordan Sarmiento (worship director/A&R Influence Music) has cultivated relationships in the worship space having music directed for artists such as Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger, William Matthews, Kim Walker, Misty Edwards and Matt Gilman. Melody Hernandez (VP, Influence Music) has a musical foundation in pop music, having written for notable artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray, and Kelly Rowland. Sarmiento reached out to his network, Hernandez reached out to hers and what took place was a Christian writing camp that functioned as a major label pop camp. Notable writers such as Georgia Ku (Skrillex, Martin Garix, Iggy Izelia) and Lauren Evans (Armeen Van Buren), as well as worship writers/artists such as William Matthews (previous Bethel Music artist), Matt Gilman (IHOP), and Michael Ketterer (United Pursuit). The result was the creation of Christian music with Pop music sensibility that pushes the expected boundaries.