K-Love Fan Awards 

In May my family attended the K-Love Fan Awards.  It was an exciting event held at the Grand Ole Opry with a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  What an event for Christian Music.  This event was well-planned and organized with almost every major Christian Artist in attendance.  If you are a fan of Contemporary Christian Music, try to attend next year.  There is a lot more to it than you see on television.

Registration Checklist 


PROs, or Performance Rights Organizations, pay you a royalty every time your composition is “performed.” This includes actual performances, covers by other artists, and even at restaurants or stores (tracked by surveys and collected data). The US has 2 main PROs: ASCAP and BMI. Feel free to research to see which you prefer, but either one will work just fine.

It’s important to note that if you don’t have a publishing deal, you’ll need to register both as a songwriter and a publisher to get your full…

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It is a few days after Thanksgiving.  I want to remind everyone living in the United States of America that we should be very thankful for what we have.

Please take a moment and reflect upon your blessings.


Fake Friends and Followers. 

Approximately one month ago I was approached by a mother of an Artist asking for assistance.  The mother did not want management for her daughter as she had a previous relationship with a former manager that did not appear to go so well. 

The mother told me her daughter had a great following on social media.  So, I reviewed her social media.  It was what I expected for a young Artist with four or five YouTube Videos and a single until I checked one social media account.  She had one to two thousand

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Ten reasons why you need a Music Website. (From Bandzoogle.com) 

With social media and streaming services easily accessible, you may have a great online presence already. So why do you need a website to stand out as a musician? 

Having your own music website appears professional, signaling to industry experts that you take your music career seriously. It is also a space that you own and control, which makes it the best way to build authentic relationships with your fans. 

Here are ten reasons why you should have a website as a musician: 

1. Industry and media expect to

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Answer to my number one Question. 

I am always asked, "As an Artist; what should I do first?"  Well, after making great Music complete the list below.



Website and social media.  Same brand name. 
Update biographies 
Update photos 
Collect all metadata 
Register with a PRO 
Register song catalog with PRO 
Register with SoundExchange 
Register Copyright of songs 
Split Sheet Agreement collection and filing 
Collect forms of Artist’s Contact Information (Telephone, addresses, E-mails, Socials) 
Collect Emergency Contacts 

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Manager or CEO? 

If you are an Independent Artist and have poured the Foundation for your Music Career, you are now a business.  So instead of a Manager, hire a CEO!  Think about it. . .

Hard work and dedication. 

Some of us are building from scratch. No inheritance, no connections, no backups. Just blood, sweat and skills.

Never Give Up! 

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth


"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

Dolly Parton