With a new vision and a new approach, Xist Music founders T. Black and Sean Simmonds have signed a long term partnership with one of music’s long standing companies Malaco Music Group. “I’m truly excited about this opportunity; it gives us a partner that understands our vision, says T. Black, CEO of Xist Music.” I really want to thank D.A. Johnson and Tommy (Couch) Jr. for allowing us to continue to build what God has blessed us with.” Xist Music will operate as a stand alone label with the added services of a booking component and a publishing company. The new merger will allow for the expansion of the artist roster to reflect the ultimate goal, which is to provide Christian based hip-hip, urban and pop artists a strong label partner and also broaden the awareness and exposure behind the marketing efforts of each artist. The first release under the new partnership is the long awaited Xist Music debut of UK stand out Jahaziel entitled, “Heads Up” coming Fall 2013 and label president Sean Simmonds’ highly anticipated project “The Genesis” expected first quarter 2014.

The first new artists signed to the roster are female singing sensation Adia and rising Christian contemporary artist Milton Young with several more to be named in the coming weeks.


Founded by creative visionaries Tommy Couch Sr., Mitchell Malouf, and Wolf Stephenson, Independent Music Powerhouse, Malaco Music Group, has been making and marketing definitive southern soul, blues, and gospel music since 1968. The Malaco Music Group takes original music from concept to consumer. Malaco is home to a number of notable partnerships that have included multi-platinum Grammy award-winning recording artists BeBe & CeCe Winans label, B & C Records, Grammy Award winning producer, Warryn Campbell’s My Block Records that produced Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, Kelly Price ,a partnership with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records that produced breakout artist Dondria, Gospel great Maurette Brown-Clarke, and partnership with Grammy and ASCAP Award winning NeWFAM Records recording artist Q Parker of 112 . Malaco also retains ownership of a catalog of thousands of popular original recordings and song copyrights. In addition to serving as a leading independent music label, Malaco Music Group is also comprised of recording studios, music publishing companies, direct marketing operations, and distribution services.


Xist Music is the recording label of Xist Worldwide, which produces innovative projects from award winning artists, who are leaders in the inspirational urban music industry. XIST Worldwide was founded by Terverius Black and Sean Simmonds to become the leading producer of inspirational urban entertainment, lifestyle and media content. With properties in music, film, publishing and other lifestyle projects, Xist Worldwide acquires, produces, markets and distributes inspirational urban content