CEO of Back2BackPR International, Carol Crawford has been a presence in the Gospel Music Industry since 1989. Carol launched a Gospel Music Club in London, England that provided a platform for new and emerging artists as well as upcoming gospel DJ’s.
She is the International Liaison for the Alliance of Gospel Music Professionals of the GMWA, the Gospel Industry Network, a Professional Member of the Recording Academy of the Grammys and a corporate member of the Gospel Music Association (GMA).
Carol has three decades of experience in the Gospel music industry, in the UK and also in the USA, beginning in 1989, supporting gospel artists with all aspects of development, which included drafting press releases, compiling media packs, arrange print, Radio, TV interviews and coordinating CD release events.
Carol worked at a Seattle based record label, assisting the label President in the career development of gospel artists signed to the label, marketing their music projects, scheduling interviews, arranging appearances at conferences and events, assisting in planning the release of albums which included compiling a timeline for advertising, promotion, marketing, merchandising, radio interviews and recording radio drops. Other responsibilities included training staff and ensuring label objectives were achieved.
Carol’s accomplishments include running a Plus Size Modeling Agency in London in the early 1980s, producing fashion shows, running a Gospel Venue in Brixton, London (providing a platform for new and emerging Artists), co-hosting a daily Talk Show on BBC Radio Oxford.
She currently produces an international event that provides a platform for Independent Gospel artists to connect with industry personnel, participate in music industry educational sessions and network with people that are on the same journey musically.
The International Gospel Music Summit is an annual event that alternates between the USA and the UK.
Carol can also be seen on ROKU and Fire TV on the Gospel International Channel, which also provides 24/7 live streaming of the channel on the Gospel International website in addition to Video-on-Demand on both streaming venues.
Carol is also serving as a Grammy U Mentor for the Recording Academy for their Spring 2022 Semester. At the beginning of each semester, GRAMMY U — a nationwide program that connects college students with music industry professionals — hosts a mentorship program. Mentors and student mentees are paired based on the interests of the student and the experience of the mentor