Should Your Christian Band Play FREE Shows?

Here’s the video transcript: One of the questions I get asked frequently is “Should my Christian band play free shows?” My answer is not what most people expect, but it makes sense if you’re willing to stop and think instead of looking for a quick and easy rule to apply to your ministry. When anyone … Read more

Books Every Christian Musician Should Read

There are so many music how-to book available. How do you know which ones to spend time reading and which ones will actually give you super helpful advice? Here’s my personal list of books every musician should read (and own to use as a reference book later): Music Ministry (Of course I am going to … Read more

Financial Advice for Christian Musicians

Use all your talents to create income Here’s the video transcript: Making a living in the music ministry is not easy; there is no guarantee that you will ever be able to support yourself or your family from money you make with your ministry or your music. The way most Christians picture the Christian musician … Read more

Merch – Christian Musicians Devotional

Choosing new merchandise is always an exciting experience. We evaluate merchandise from last year, looking at what sold well and what did not. Hopefully this evaluation helps us make better decisions about which merchandise to purchase this year. In all the busyness of evaluating, designing, choosing, and purchasing new merchandise let’s not forget why we have merchandise in … Read more

Social Media for Musicians – FREE Training from CyberPR

Social media marketing is not optional for musicians who want to grow a fanbase. Most of us know we need to do it, but we put off creating an effective plan to get social media marketing done. Now there is some FREE help to get started (with some paid help available if you want it). … Read more

Complaining – Christian Musicians Devotional

Everyone complains, at least once in a while. We even complain about our ministry. We don’t think much of it and readily excuse ourselves from complaining. It’s just a little thing. Or is it? Here’s an excerpt from The Christian Musicians Devotional to help us get a better perspective on the effect complaining has on … Read more

Right – Christian Musicians Devotional

Members leaving bands and bands breaking up are all to common in the Christian music ministry. Disagreements happens, tempers flare, and before you know it—someone leaves. We expect this behavior from secular musicians. But Christian musicians are called to a higher standard. We must keep our focus on working together to accomplish the ministry. Here’s … Read more

Holy – Christian Musicians Devotional

The anointing we feel when we play on stage is not necessarily a stamp of God’s approval. It is a sign of God’s hand working through us and our ministry to accomplish His will on earth. God can use anything to do His work on earth; for example, He worked through a donkey, a prostitute, … Read more

Night Watchmen – Christian Musicians Devotional

Night Watchmen - Christian Musicians Devotional

Last winter an acquaintance posted on Facebook after 1 am that the pilot light had gone out in her furnace and they could not get it to stay lit. She needed some space heaters to get her through the night (it was 19 degrees here). I responded back, “Hey, I’m awake and I have 2 … Read more

Save Money on Batteries for Musicians

Christian bands go through 9V and AA batteries quicker than the Federal government spends your tax dollars. There is not a lot you can do about the country’s spending habits. But you can cut your band’s expenses by purchasing batteries inexpensively and using them wisely. Here’s what does not work well: ● Using rechargeable batteries. … Read more

Greatness – Christian Musicians Devotional

Greatness - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Comparing ourselves to anyone else is always dangerous. It is especially dangerous when Christian music ministers start comparing themselves to musicians. It is entirely possible to be a great musician who is a Christian but not be a great music minister. We are more than just musicians, so the expectations of us are also more. … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Hire a Booking Agent?

Most musicians think a booking agent will automatically get the band great gigs that pay really well and have large audiences. That simply is not true. You need to get the right booking agent at the right time to build your fanbase. Here’s the video transcript: Today we’re answering the question, “Should your band hire … Read more