Making it in the Christian Music Industry with A&R Legend John Mays (Centricity Music)

Music business executives have come and gone through the years, but no one has outlasted Centricity Music’s John Mays, the longest-standing A&R Director in Christian music.

John’s career has spanned thirty years and he has been influential in the careers of artists such as Cindy Morgan, Point of Grace, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and many more.

John is currently directing the musical development of successful artists such as Johnny Diaz, Jason Gray, and the award-winning Lauren Daigle. In this episode, John Chisum sits down with his long-time friend to discuss nicknames, Mexican food, work ethic, the state of the Christian music industry, and the amazing opportunities awaiting songwriters and artists in the future.

Check out more information and a full artist roster at and follow John on Twitter at @maysjp and on Instagram at @mayscast

John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

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  1. Teresa Ross

    Absolutely loved this podcast! There is so much insight, information and encouragement. I highly recommend this for aspiring songwriters and Christian artists.

  2. Emily Linville

    This podcast was so encouraging and helpful! Really appreciate John Mays’ recognition of the size of God’s kingdom compared to the small realm of Christian radio.

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