Performance Rights Organizations: Working with the PRO’s

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

Purchasing Band Equipment with Tithe Money – Does God Approve or Not?

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 give away FREE music downloads?

For most bands the answer to the question of giving away free music will at some point be “Yes”. But, that answer is not the best answer for every band all the time. To make the wisest decision about giving away free music downloads we need a better understanding of how “free” works and how … Read more

Guitar Pick Punch

Have you seen these guitar pick punches? They use scrap plastic such as store rewards cards and cut them into the shape of guitar picks. Here is the brand that is most highly rated and most often purchased on Amazon: Pick Punch As with all equipment, guitar pick punch reviews are mixed. Some people love … Read more

Top Ten Website Optimizations You Should Do Right Now! – Free Guide from Hostbaby

Once your Christian band has a website, it’s important to make sure fans can find it. Hostbaby has a new guide to help with web optimization and configuration. It consists of 10 easy-to-implement tips that will make your site easier to find and use. CLICK HERE to get your FREE copy today! We here at … Read more

How to Make the Most of College Campus Gigs

Part Two of College Campus Booking for Christian Bands In Part One of College Campus Booking for Christian Bands we learned how campuses book and how to go about getting your band campus gigs. If, after reading Part One, you have decided that campus shows are right for your Christian bands ministry, there are several … Read more

College Campus Booking for Christian Bands

Several nationally famous secular bands and comedians started their careers playing on college campuses.  There is certainly some money to be made and some exposure to be gained on campus. But playing college campus gigs, as everything else in life, it’s not always as wonderful as it appears to be.  Before your Christian band spends quite … Read more

Appropriate Cell Phone Usage at Gigs

This post should not have to be written, in fact I feel a little silly even discussing this topic. But apparently common sense doth not prevail… I was there… I saw it happen… it’s true… The drummer took a phone call after the first song of the set! WHAT?!? OMGosh… you gotta be kiddin’ me! … Read more

Performing Cover Tunes – Performance Rights and Licenses

“Is it legal for my Christian band to perform cover tunes at live gigs?” and “Do I have to get a license or pay royalties?” are two very common questions Christian performers ask. Despite information to the contrary… Yes, in most cases it is legal to perform cover tunes and most of the time you … Read more