Network Your Way to Success!

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Guest post by Angela Bryant-Brown

Ecclesiastes 4:9 –“Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. ”

“Everybody needs somebody sometimes.” Most of us are familiar with this song phrase. And most of the time, if not all of the time, we refer this phrase to romantic relationships. But if you think about it, it can and should apply to all types of relationships including business.  Continue reading Network Your Way to Success!

Rock the Boat

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1 Peter 5: 8, 9 (NLT) “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.”
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Are You Ready to Submit to Radio?

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When we launched ECHE, we were so excited! Of course, we wanted artists like you from all over America to flock to www.echemusic.com, join and start uploading their songs. However, are you ready for radio? Have you taken care of the necessary prerequisites? Continue reading Are You Ready to Submit to Radio?

The Showcase Trap

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I heard about another conference coming up soon. So I went to check out the details. The price for the showcase threw me for a loop. For 15 minutes they charged $300. It sounds like a good idea on the surface, but let’s look a little deeper, shall we?

First have a look at the audience: Will there be people there from the community? Did the organizers advertise to just the music community? Will the people in the audience be there just awaiting their turn on stage? Continue reading The Showcase Trap

The Definition of Success

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I just heard a wonderful talk by Earl Nightingale. It’s called “The Strangest Secret”. In this talk Mr. Nightingale gives us the best definition of success that he’d found. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”. What is he talking about here? What is a worthy ideal? Mr. Nightingale talks about the worthy ideal as being a goal. Any goal. It could be more money, but it also be a better education or more well-behaved children. At any rate it’s intentionally working towards something. A direction and a destination. Success in life comes from reaching our goals. Continue reading The Definition of Success

Should the gospel industry be in bed with the secular music industry?

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Guest post by Kevin James

I got a call last night telling me about a conference that supports independent artists so I went to check it out. They are giving away a single deal sponsored by a local label. However, the label is not gospel. If you look at the label’s Facebook page, there are naked women and women drinking and other photos that one would not consider positive for a Christian artist. Is this where a Christian artist should be? Why would the host of this conference, who is in the gospel industry, have that label a part of his or her conference? Do you think gospel artists should be a part of a label like that? Continue reading Should the gospel industry be in bed with the secular music industry?