Music Marketing Using Christian Social Media

Here’s the video transcript: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the most popular social media platforms you can use to market your music—but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Social media can be a real time suck if you try to market your music on every site.   Where should you spend … Read more

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

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

Facebook Hack for Free Downloads

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

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

Getting Media Attention for Your Band’s New Release Party – Part Three

Strategy #3  Telling the Media What They Want to Hear, In the Way They Want to Hear It. How to use Press Releases and Public Service Announcements. Part One of Getting Media Attention for Your Band’s New Release Party covered Creating a Newsworthy Event. CLICK HERE to read it before reading Part Two or Part … Read more

Get Media Attention for Your Band’s New Release Party – Part Two

Strategy #2: Find the Right Media People to Tell Your Story How to create and use a media file. In Part One we discussed Creating a Newsworthy Event for your Christian band’s new release party. CLICK HERE to read Part One before continuing to Part Two. Doing something newsworthy is the most important step to … Read more

Get Media Attention for Your Band’s New Release Party

Strategy #1: Create a Newsworthy Event The purpose of your CD Release Party is to celebrate your new release and have fun. Right? Wrong. A fun evening with your friends is a great way to celebrate all your hard work through the recording and manufacturing process. But, it is not the reason you should have … Read more

Gracenote and Freedb

Have you ever wondered how your car and your MP3 player know the song titles, artists, and length of the song? How do you get your music recognized by these players? This tech is dominated by one company: Gracenote, which is owned by Sony. Currently Gracenote has over 130 million tracks in their database. The … Read more

Gravatars Help with Band Branding

The music industry is rapidly changing from the mass market/ label/ radio airplay model to musicians connecting directly with fans. As this change continues to occur, the internet becomes more and more important. Your Christian Bands online presence is critical to the growth of your ministry. Gravatars can help your bands brand be recognized by current … 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

Get Radio Airplay for Your Band Through Interviews

Every band thrives on radio airplay. It’s how you increase the bands standing in the popular charts, expose more people to your music, increase the bands fan base, and ultimately sell more music. As a Christian musician our goals go one step farther—to bring those fans closer to Jesus through our music and ministry. Unfortunately, … Read more