Many Christian musicians do not get to church as often as we would like because of late night Saturday shows and travelling. This does not make us “bad” Christians, but it can tend to leave us feeling malnourished in our faith. We must become spiritually self-feeding, especially when there is no one else around to encourage … 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).
Songwriting and recording copyrights perplex even the most knowledgeable of us and the laws are consistently becoming more complex as music goes digital. We want to be paid for our work. We certainly do not want to be stolen from or taken advantage of by the industry. We want to get our music out there … Read more
Performance Rights Organizations are known as PRO’s, which is pronounced by saying each individual letter P.R.O.—like NPR for National Public Radio. Confusion can sometimes set in because ‘pro’ is the short term for professional. PRO’s do not necessarily mean pro (professional). This is important to know not only to sound professional when you are talking … Read more
Buying sound equipment is an expensive business investment. Occasionally a band will make enough profit from gigs to buy some equipment, but most bands are finding it difficult just to break even these days. So, unfortunately, one of the first places many bands look to get money to buy equipment is from the band members. … Read more
Should your Christian band be collecting and paying sales tax on the merchandise you sell? Most often, the answer is “Yes.” Sales taxes are not controlled by the Federal government, they are governed by states. So, each state gets to set their own rules. For bands that travel from state to state and sell merchandise, … Read more
Christian band members irritate each other, it’s a fact of band life. Christian band members sin, it’s a fact of Christian life. We are simply not immune from being human. From time to time we are all going to fail. The real test comes in how we respond to our band mates failure. Have you … Read more
It happens to every Christian band from time to time—we play a show and then, when it comes time to be paid, the booker says he does not have the money. What do we do? What should we do? Ministry costs money. It costs Christian bands money to put gas in our vehicles to get … Read more