Elvis Presley. The Imperials. Pat Boone. The Harmoneers. BeBe & CeCe Winans. The Judds. All legends in their own rights, and all have one thing in common – Joe Moscheo. Few people associated with Gospel music have had such a diverse and long-standing impact on the industry as Joe. His career, which stretches over 4 decades, has run the gamut from musician to manager to songwriter to producer to author – with a lot of additions along the way. His long list of accolades and accomplishments truly puts Joe Moscheo in a category all of his own.
In 1960 Joe quit college to go on the road as a member of the gospel quartet, The Harmoneers. He was with them for less than a year, when he got a call to join another gospel group, The Prophets. In the fall of 1964 Joe joined The Imperials as a singer, keyboard player and arranger. Throughout a very successful career, they worked with the likes of Elvis Presley, Jimmy Dean, Roy Clark, Carol Channing, Pat Boone and many others.
Throughout these years, Joe wrote several gospel songs that were recorded by different gospel groups. His long list of awards includes honors from such organizations as NARAS, GMA, the Grammy Awards and the Dove Awards.
In 1978, Joe switched gears, joining BMI where he served the company as Vice President of Special Projects. After a 16-year stint at BMI, Joe formed his own management company, working with such notable recording artists as BeBe & CeCe Winans, Michael English, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, among others. In June 1996 Joe joined the staff at First Union Bank, to launch its Entertainment / Music division.
In 2003, Joe retired from First Union National Bank and began serving as a Music Industry Consultant to MCS America, Inc., where he oversaw the U.S. operations of this London-based company, and was later made President in 2004. Additionally, Joe was a member of the founding council of Leadership Music. He has served as a past president and trustee of the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). He was also a board member (and past president) of the W.O. Smith / Nashville Community Music School. Finally, Joe is also a past president and permanent board member of the Gospel Music Association.
He has served as president of the GMA and is a permanent member of the board.
Artists with whom he has collaborated
Bebe and Cece Winans
The Imperials singing “A Thing Called Love”