Get Endorsements for Your Christian Band

Here’s the video transcript: Every musician and band wants free stuff: instruments, sound equipment, lights, cases, and strings are expensive, and free is always better. Every band wants to feel important and say, “We’re endorsed by this famous company.”   You probably can get endorsements for your Christian band. They just won’t be the ones … Read more

Copywrite or Copyright?

Here’s the video transcript: After the band has written their first original song, and with each subsequent song, there are decisions to be made about how best to protect the song. Christian band members tend to use the words copywrite (with a ‘W’) and copyright (with an ‘R’) interchangeably, but they are definitely not the … Read more

Is Your Christian Band a Business or a Hobby?

Here’s the video transcript: Ideally, your Christian band is a ministry that changes the lives of people around you. But, how does your band’s ministry file taxes? How does your band get a bank account or a credit card? Does your band pay sales tax on equipment purchases? In short, how does your Christian band … Read more

Thanking Promoters, Hosts and Bookers

Anyone who hires your band deserves a personal Thank You, whether they’re the host of a house party, a youth group leader at a church, an independent promoter, or the booker for a venue. They put quite a bit of effort into making your Christian band’s show a success. The way you thank a person … Read more

Schedule 6 Months of Facebook Fanpage Posts NOW!

Here’s the video transcript: Facebook fanpages are the most important social media site for almost every musician. We all know we should keep them updated, but it’s hard to stay motivated day in and day out, especially when we see that Facebook does not prioritize pages on our fans’ feeds. Currently less than 13% of … Read more

Music Marketing Using Christian Social Media

Here’s the video transcript: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the most popular social media platforms you can use to market your music—but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Social media can be a real time suck if you try to market your music on every site.   Where should you spend … Read more

Get Your Band’s Name on Stage

Here’s the video transcript: Getting your band’s name on stage is important because… If you tell me something (like your band’s name) I’m probably going to forget it. I’d like to blame this on maturity (code for loss of memory due to old age), but I’ve always been this way. Sometimes I have an earth … Read more

FREE Kindle Books for Christian Musicians

A list of Kindle books that are FREE today! These books cover a wide variety of topics that might be of interest to Christian musicians such as social media, crowdfunding, performing, recording, marketing and more. We update this list daily, but due to varying time zones, not every book will be free for every musician … Read more

Do Real Bands Play Cover Tunes?

Here’s the video transcript: YES! Bands that do not play cover tunes are either already famous (so other people are covering their songs) or aren’t playing out much at all. Even if your band never intends to perform live, there are still many great reasons to learn cover tunes. One of the most important reasons … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Use Performance Contracts?

  Here’s the video transcript: Should your Christian band use contracts? Contracts are intimidating. We have been led to believe that a contract must be drawn up by an attorney and is written in stone so to speak. But, neither of those is true. A contract is simply the written form of an agreement between … Read more

Surprise and Delight Your Audience to be Memorable

  Here’s the video transcript: Why does an audience remember a band? Good merchandise? Great music? Cheap ticket prices? Professional sound? Just an all around good show? No. Think about the most memorable concerts you have been to. Which bands in particular stand out from among the crowd? I remember a band that had way … Read more

Which Records to Keep to File Your Christian Band’s Income Taxes

Here’s the video transcript: In Part One of this series we talked about Why Your Christian Bans Should File Income Taxes. Now we’re talking about the information and records you need to keep to file your Christian band’s income taxes correctly. Good record keeping is a part of any business or ministry. Most people do … Read more

Why Should Your Christian Band File Income Taxes?

Here’s the video transcript: Look at Matthew 22:15-21 “Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know how honest you are. You teach … Read more