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

Complaining - The 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

Being Right - The 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

Holy and Anointed - The 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 - The 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

Fear – Christian Musicians Devotional

Fear - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Christian music ministries must protect their good name. Christian bookers will not hire a band with a sketchy reputation. We represent Jesus and we want to make Him look good to people who look at us. But what does Jesus think looks good? In an effort to avoid the appearance of sin are we falling … Read more

His Way – Christian Musicians Devotional

His Way - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Have you ever considered that God hears things about you? For example, He hears what other people say in prayer, to your face and behind your back,  as well as what the angels tell Him, what demons accuse you of, and what you say about yourself. God hears about you.  What is He hearing? What … Read more

Avoid Accusations of Inappropriate Behavior

Your ministry can be compromised by fans who will do almost anything to get attention, even accusing you of inappropriate behavior. Here’s a few simple steps to protect yourself and your Christian band from their false accusations. Here’s the video transcript: Today we’re talking about avoiding accusations of inappropriate behavior. Here’s an almost hypothetical situation… … Read more

Suffering – Christian Musicians Devotional

Suffering - The Christian Musicians Devotional

We love to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It not quite as easy to celebrate the suffering He went through before he rose. But that suffering had a purpose—it was part of God’s plan. Like Jesus, God’s plan for us can include suffering. It is hard to be happy about that. We don’t usually have … Read more

Use All Your Gifts – Christian Musicians Devotional

Use All Your Gifts - The Christian Musicians Devotional

In the process of gift buying for Christmas, birthdays, and other special days we frequently overlook the best gift of all—the gift of ourselves. We are more than only musicians. We are people who love and are loved by God. Let’s use everything we have and everything we are to share that love with the … Read more

Messy – Christian Musicians Devotional

Messy - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Creativity is necessary to be an effective Christian music minister. We use our creative gifts in almost every aspect of our ministry including: songwriting, stage presentation, merchandise design and our marketing online. But we often tend to default to what we know has worked in the past for other people rather than putting in the … Read more

The Elevator Pitch for Christian Bands

“Elevator Pitch”… that just sounds used car salesman-ey, doesn’t it? It makes me think of marketing scam more than integrity and solid ministry… blue polyester off the rack suits and way too much fake gold jewelry. YUCK… definitely not a positive image for your Christian band. Why does an elevator pitch have such a negative … Read more

Buying Your First Microphone

One of the first pieces of equipment every band needs to purchase is microphones. So, you pile in the van and head off to the local music store… only to find a huge, ginormous selection and “helpful” sales people speaking a language you do not understand… you ask yourself, “Do these sales clerks get paid … Read more

Generous Art – The Christian Musicians Devotional

Generous Art - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Let’s stop feeling guilty because we do not have as much money to give as we would like. Instead, let’s realize how much we already give using our gift of music and then push ourselves to give even more. I hope this inspires you to give yourself away completely as you go out and minister … Read more