Get Endorsements for Your Christian Band

Here’s the video transcript: Every musician and band wants free stuff: instruments, sound equipment, lights, cases, and strings are expensive, and free is always better. Every band wants to feel important and say, “We’re endorsed by this famous company.”   You probably can get endorsements for your Christian band. They just won’t be the ones … Read more

Get Your Band’s Name on Stage

Here’s the video transcript: Getting your band’s name on stage is important because… If you tell me something (like your band’s name) I’m probably going to forget it. I’d like to blame this on maturity (code for loss of memory due to old age), but I’ve always been this way. Sometimes I have an earth … Read more

Do Real Bands Play Cover Tunes?

Here’s the video transcript: YES! Bands that do not play cover tunes are either already famous (so other people are covering their songs) or aren’t playing out much at all. Even if your band never intends to perform live, there are still many great reasons to learn cover tunes. One of the most important reasons … Read more

Surprise and Delight Your Audience to be Memorable

  Here’s the video transcript: Why does an audience remember a band? Good merchandise? Great music? Cheap ticket prices? Professional sound? Just an all around good show? No. Think about the most memorable concerts you have been to. Which bands in particular stand out from among the crowd? I remember a band that had way … Read more

FREE Mixing Webinar with Bobby Owsinski

Bobby Owsinski is the master of mixing. Check out his YouTube channel for this free webinar and many other videos on making your band sound great! This webinar promotes his mixing video course at the end, but there’s so much info packed into this fee video that it’s definitely worth watching even if you don’t … Read more

Save Money on Batteries for Musicians

Christian bands go through 9V and AA batteries quicker than the Federal government spends your tax dollars. There is not a lot you can do about the country’s spending habits. But you can cut your band’s expenses by purchasing batteries inexpensively and using them wisely. Here’s what does not work well: ● Using rechargeable batteries. … Read more

Buying Your First Microphone

One of the first pieces of equipment every band needs to purchase is microphones. So, you pile in the van and head off to the local music store… only to find a huge, ginormous selection and “helpful” sales people speaking a language you do not understand… you ask yourself, “Do these sales clerks get paid … Read more

Made in God’s Image – Christian Musicians Devotional

Made in God's Image - The Christian Musicians Devotional

We all make mistakes on stage. How many times have you played a wrong note, started or stopped at the wrong time, or even played in a completely wrong key? It happens. Unfortunately sometimes it happens at important shows, in critical moments, such as when we want to impress the judges at a battle of … Read more

Find a Place for Your Band to Practice

Band practice is where most of the really hard work of a band happens; it can be challenging. Finding the right place to practice can help reduce the stress of relationships within the band, or make them more difficult. Here’s the transcript from the video: Today we’re talking about finding a place for your Christian … 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

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

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

Prescription for Average Stage Presence: Critiques

WARNING: This technique should not be applied by the faint of heart. DISCLAIMER: Critiques should not be used if you are sensitive by nature or easily hurt and offended. Side affects from the use of critiques may include: watching way too many videos, lengthy brainstorming sessions, and gut splitting laughter at yourselves. There is also … Read more