Thanking Promoters, Hosts and Bookers

Anyone who hires your band deserves a personal Thank You, whether they’re the host of a house party, a youth group leader at a church, an independent promoter, or the booker for a venue. They put quite a bit of effort into making your Christian band’s show a success. The way you thank a person … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Use Performance Contracts?

  Here’s the video transcript: Should your Christian band use contracts? Contracts are intimidating. We have been led to believe that a contract must be drawn up by an attorney and is written in stone so to speak. But, neither of those is true. A contract is simply the written form of an agreement between … Read more

How to Get Your Christian Band Booked at State and County Fairs

Here’s the video transcript: State and county fairs are great places for Christian bands to play if the band can meet four basic criteria: ● The band does not perform an extreme style of music. Most fairs look for bands that perform country, blues, southern gospel, traditional folk, coffeehouse, and mild rock. Very few fairs … Read more

How much should your Music Ministry charge for performance fees?

Please listen to Part One of the is article: How much should my Christian Band charge to play a show? before moving on to this part. Here’s the video transcript: Question: “How much should your Christian band charge to play a show?” Answer: “How well are you doing your job?” It is important to note … Read more

How Much Should Your Christian Band Charge to Play a Show?

Here’s the video transcript: One of the most common questions Christian bands ask is, “How much should my band charge to play a show?” No one ever likes the answer: “new bands do not get to charge, they are blessed if they get paid at all.” In fact, the band is blessed if anyone asks … Read more

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

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

How to Book Your Band at State and County Fairs

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

Band Ministry Outside Church Walls

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

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

Business Card Holders for Your Christian Band’s Merchandise Table

Business card holders are one of those fairly innocuous items that we usually don’t put much thought into buying. Many Christian bands either do not put their business cards on the merchandise table or put their cards on the table but do not put the cards in a business card holder. Both are mistakes. Business … Read more

How To Create and Use a Band One-Sheet

What is a One-Sheet? A One-Sheet is appropriately named—it is one sheet of 8 ½” x 11” paper that gives all the necessary information about your band and your newest music release. Think of it as a promotional piece that gives more information than your business card and less than your band’s full press kit. … Read more

Booking Your Christian Band at Churches

Playing at Churches is the mainstay for most Christian bands. But getting the initial booking to play at a Church can be difficult. Churches tend to book on established relationships with the artist. In other words, if you do not know a key person in the Church your band is not going to get to … Read more