LAKELAND, Fla. – SEU Worship, Southeastern University’s contemporary worship group signed with Sony label Provident Music Group. The group signed to the label in August of 2019, following discussions that began in November of 2018. This is the first time the group has been represented by a major label.
“Provident Label Group is among the premier record labels in Christian music,” said Dan Rivera, SEU campus worship pastor. “Everyone on Provident’s team is ministry-minded, and believers in the mission and vision of Southeastern. We are excited to work with such a creative and dynamic team as we continue to grow our worship ministry.”
Provident is a division of Sony Music, whose labels include Essential Records, Reunion Records, Essential Worship, and Beach Street Records. Provident is home to artists including Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and many more.
SEU Worship is made up of a group of four worship pastors and over 60 students from the university. The songs are all written and performed by Southeastern students along with Rivera.
“This will provide our students with the opportunity to interface with a high-functioning Christian label,” added Rivera.
Through the signing, SEU Worship has the opportunity to collaborate with more artists, including those who are also signed to the label. Students will continue to be involved in the writing process and tour throughout the year. The group tours about two to four times a month. In the past, students participated in tours, usually occurring in the summers. The signing will provide SEU Worship more opportunities to tour across the United States, performing at churches, youth camps and youth conferences.
SEU Worship has plans to release its first EP under the label in the spring of 2020. Previously, SEU Worship has released six albums, with its most recent “Heaven Life.” SEU Worship has more than 200,000 subscribed listeners on Spotify, with several of their songs having more than one million plays.
The local community is welcome to hear SEU Worship perform at any of the chapel services held on the university’s campus, in addition to the annual SEU Conference held in February.
For information on booking SEU Worship, visit SEU.edu/seuworship.