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

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

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

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

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

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