Press Kit Contents: Putting It All Together

Press Kits are Like Résumés The press kit is the main form of advertising used to get work for musicians. Think of the press kit as a résumé. The jobs available without a résumé are typically low paying, such as fast food service, retail sales clerk, or housekeeping. Jobs that require a résumé usually pay … Read more

Band Biographies

Band biographies are sometimes called personal biographies or band member biographies. No matter what they are called, biographies are a huge asset to your Christian band’s press kit. Band biographies help bookers understand your ministry. They are a first step to communicating what God has done for you to people who may really need to … Read more

Lyric Sheets in Press Kits

Lyric Sheets are important in your Christian band’s press kit because lyric content helps bookers choose the music ministry that matches the goals of their event. Lyrics Sheets are an easy project that makes your Christian band’s press kit stand out. They help bookers understand your ministry’s message and target audience. Here’s the transcript for … Read more

Every Band Needs a Business Card – But They Don’t Have to Be Boring

Old School ALERT! Some old school things are better left in the past: spandex, big hair, 8 track tapes—you know what I mean. Other things become classics because no one has created anything better. Band business cards fall into that category. Business cards have been around since before the Victorian era because they work. They … Read more

Quote Sheets for Christian Bands

Quote sheets can make your Christian band’s press kit stand out by demonstrating your popularity to bookers. Quote sheets are not required in a press kit; but adding them can make your music ministry look professional and get more gigs that pay well. Here’s the transcript from this video: Hi! I’m Marie from Christian Band … Read more

Does Your Band Photo Pass the Test?

You know the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Before anyone reads a word of your bands press kit, they will see the band photo. This band photo gets plastered everywhere—posters, the band website, promoters and venues websites, and CD’s. So, what does your current band photo say about your band? Can you … Read more

Business Cards for Christian Bands

Business cards can help grow your fanbase, get more shows, and get better paying shows—or not. If your Christian band’s business card is boring no one will be inspired to want to know more about your band. Grab the attention of fans and bookers with an unusual outstanding business card.   Business cards are one … Read more

Recommendation Letters for Press Kits

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

The First Question You Must Answer When Promoting Your Music

Today we have a guest post from Bob Baker. Although he does not work specifically in the Christian market, he is a music marketing expert that you should be following. Enjoy! This article is excerpted from Bob Baker’s Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook I’m going to use up this entire article dealing with one subject, because … Read more

Christian Band Press Kit Test

Your Christian bands press kit is like a businessman’s resume—a good resume usually gets the better job, a poor resume usually means unemployment. The press kit is the main tool that music business people use to learn about your band’s music. It should clearly communicate the message of the band in an effort to expand … Read more

Band History/ Biography Page is the Centerpiece of a Press Kit

The Band History or Band Biography page is the centerpiece of your bands press kit. It is also the most difficult page to write because there are not a lot of rules. If you were an established secular band you would use this page of the press kit to highlight your bands accomplishments such as … Read more

Band Biographies – Essential to Your Bands Press Kit?

Band biographies are frequently left out of press kits. They are difficult to write, especially for a young band. More often than not, new bands biographies come off as silly and are detrimental to the bands ministry. But, well crafted band biographies can be used to demonstrate the professionalism of the band when handling business … Read more

Lyric Sheets for Your Christian Bands Press Kit

Lyric Sheets are one of the easiest press kit components to make… you’ll have this project completed in no time! Christian promoters use lyric sheets to help determine if your band is a good fit for their event. Generally, they compare how “in your face” the bands lyrics are to the goals of their concert. … Read more