In 1997, Matthew Barnett and the Dream Center joined forces with David Hanley to develop a new and exciting vision for music. This vision was to change lives with a positive and relevant voice. Press Play was established from the local community and across the nation, brought together by a common passion to worship and see lives transformed.
As the Dream Center has grown into a major social catalyst for change, the music has exploded into a multimedia experience. The ministry does not end on stage, but Press Play seeks to change the face of the music industry. In 1998, Dream Center Studios, a state-of-the-art recording studio and full production media department, was launched. As a functioning ministry and outreach of the Dream Center, the studio has completed eight projects for Press Play including live recordings, DVDs, and several full-length albums.
In 2001, with the partnering of Angelus Temple and the Dream Center, Press Play began playing services weekly in the historic 3,200-seat auditorium. David Hanley had the privilege of aiding in the design of the Temple with line-array speakers, 52-foot panoramic screen, LED stage panels, and a sound system that most churches can only dream of. Angelus Temple now serves as a model for culturally relevant churches worldwide.
A groundbreaking partnership began in 2007 between Foursquare International and the Dream Center paving the way for the launch of Dream Records. The vision of this label is to distribute a positive message worldwide through existing media outlets. Dream Record’s first release will be Press Play’s “Life is Beautiful” available May 19th, 2009!
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