Friday, February 10, 2012

Join These Groups and Sites Today!



Hey There Family. How are you doing? I pray all is well and that you are working on expanding your reach as an artist and getting closer to the destiny God has always had in store for you. Today we aren't bringing you too much of anything to read, but more of an assignment.

Through my research I have located some of the most influential Facebook and LinkedIn groups and websites on the web for up and coming Christian Artists. My decision to feature these groups and sites in this blog is based upon my own personal experience as well as feedback I have received from artists who have been using them.

With this being the weekend, and many of you being off, stop what you are doing for a moment and take about 10 seconds to press that "Join Group" button on Facebook or LinkedIn. Some of the other sites will require a little more of an investment of your time, but trust me, it is worth it. Before I hit you with this list, let me tell you what the selection criteria was for these groups. We looked at frequency of postings by members, frequency and timeliness of administrators responding to postings (meaning the group is not just sitting out there in La La Land), postings of opportunities for artists, number of members in each of these groups and one's ability to post to the group without having to post under someone else's comment. Having a group that won't allow members to post is sort of counterproductive. One should set up a Fan Page if they don't want anyone to post to their group.

Now before you start pressing these "Join" Buttons, I must forewarn you. Not all of these groups cater directly to Christian Artists. I will let you make the discovery on your own, and come up with your own metrics system to assist you with deciding on whether you should withdraw from the group or stay.

Facebook Groups:

  1. Social Therapy Magazine
  2. America's Next Top Gospel Starz
  3. Busy Streets Holy Hip Hop
  4. Busy Streets Worldwide Gospel: JOM Soldiers
  5. Entertainment Forte Style NETWORK
  6. Christian Artist, Producers, &  Industry, Meet and Greet
  7. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards
  8. Dead to Flesh Records
  9. Hallelujah Magazine
  10. Philly Apollo (You don't have to be a resident of Philly to join.)
  11. The Empire Business Network
  12. FB Music Network Inc.
  13. What is Kina (the Prophetic Poet) Up to Now?
LinkedIn Groups:
  1. Music Industry Bloggers
  2. Urban Gospel Mixtape.com
  3. Christian Events


If you encounter any trouble trying to locate any of these groups, please go to my Facebook (www.facebook.com/ajohnson212to214and213) page and look at my listing of groups.


The sites below where selected also for frequency of postings of members,  advertisement of national and international events which could result in you  actively participating, or attending for networking purposes.
Sites to Join:
www.the411christian.com
www.linkedin.com
http://power.watchgmctv.com/ (This site has a gospel contest going on. Upload your video, mp3 and photo. Deadline for entries is 2/29/2012)

Blog to Join:
www.ugtkonation.blogspot.com
(I thought the last site would have been a no brainer, but I've noticed a lot of yall coming by in stealth mode and leaving without a trace. Join so you can get this update as soon as it is available, and
before you hear about it in one of the other groups. We may post an opportunity and by the time you get there, that window of opportunity has vanished. So....click subscribe and follow on the bottom and to the top right)

Here's a little Lagniappe for you today:
Contact "The Terry Price Show" if you'd like to have your music featured and be interviewed. TerryPriceShow@gmail.com AM1160 Sunday Mornings from 8-10 a.m. c.s.t.

I'm done for today. Please feel free to text (214.779.2097) us names of sites, groups or blogs you would see in the next round up of sites to join if yours was overlooked this time. God Bless you and have an awesome weekend!

Oh...don't forget to visit our website to check out the list of services we provide. www.ugtkonation.com

Uh...oh...here I go appending my post again. Look...did you know the very best times to post to these groups for feedback are Saturday and Sunday mornings before church. Wow! Test it and see.
Arielle a.k.a. Determinator1





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