Most State and County Fairs start booking in December, about 9 to 10 months before the fairs. Your Christian band may also be able to get gigs at fairs due to cancellations at the last minute. Check back with the fairs your Christian band is most interested in playing one or two months before the … Read more
We all want to be successful in life and in ministry. Sometimes we have a problem in defining exactly what success looks like to us and, more importantly, to God. Too often, we look at other people and other ministries for our definitions. When they seem to be experiencing more success than us, we get … Read more
One of the most difficult aspects of doing music ministry in a Christian band is sticking together and having each other’s back. All too often music ministries are divided simply because we cannot figure out how to get along with each other. We don’t recognize that it’s all the little things that add up until … Read more
Don’t disappoint the kids this Christmas. They expect you to have bad music jokes ready for them. Don’t have any Christmas music jokes? Here ya go –
We all know the story of Joseph, it is often taught in Sunday School and from the pulpit. But, have you ever considered what Joseph’s life might have been like if his brothers had not treated him so badly? Here is an excerpt from The Christian Musicians Devotional. “But God” Positions My Future “You … Read more
People who book bands love to hear good things about the band from other people who book bands. They especially love to hear from people they respect and from similar venues. The best way to do this is with recommendation letters in the press kit. Recommendation letters about the band help fulfill all the objectives … Read more
Here’s your new word for the day: Synchronicity. In this application, it means lining up our actions to God’s plan. Synchronicity starts when we spend time finding out what God is doing, why He is doing it, and how He wants us to participate. Then we come into line or synchronize with His plans, ways, … Read more
Here is one more super easy trick to help fans remember your Christian band: use a favicon on your website. What is a favicon? The favicon is the small icon that shows up before the http:// at the top of your browser. It also appears when your site is bookmarked (or favorited). The default icon … Read more
Uphold your reputation as an interesting musician. Entertain the kiddos with these bad music jokes. . .
Today you are getting something special—a post from my husband, Mark Wise (my favorite person in the whole world). Mark has been in music ministry since he was twelve, travelling with a couple Christian bands, playing on worship teams, and recording. I could go on forever about how amazing he is, but I’ll let you read … Read more
Christian musicians are always looking for more money to fund their ministries. We need multiple streams of income to pay the bills and increase the number of people we can help bring closer to Jesus. Tour sponsorship (also known as artist programs) is one more tool, one more way to make money, for some Christian … Read more
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Where does your band play when you can’t find any Christian venues? We want to get out there and bring people closer to Jesus, so what can we do? The first step is to make sure your band is focused on ministry. An easy to understand definition of ministry is actions that have the motivation … Read more
Is your Christian band giving away free downloads of your music? Most bands are doing this from the band website. But did you know that you can give away free music downloads using your Facebook Timeline photo? Here’s how: Step One – Create a new cover photo Create a new cover photo using whatever programs … Read more
Band practice is where most of the really hard work of a band happens; it can be challenging. Finding the right place to practice can help reduce the stress of relationships within the band, or make them more difficult. Here’s the transcript from the video: Today we’re talking about finding a place for your Christian … Read more
We have all been to some pretty amazing Christian concerts and some not so memorable Christian shows. Often a bad experience is influenced by the technical details of poor sound systems or equipment malfunctions. Once in a while the musicians simply put on a poor quality show. But after we get past the worst case … Read more
Winter, not my favorite time of year. Honestly, some days I just don’t open the curtains because I do not want to see all the white stuff on the ground. I complain about it too. Alot. My throat gets sore, my hair needs extra conditioning and my skin gets dry. I dream of the warm … Read more
Musicians are known for their ability to tell bad jokes. Don’t disappoint your family this Thanksgiving! Here’s a couple jokes the kids will love (or not).