- Know the difference between a Showcase and a Concert (Talent Show).
- Time Manage your event. Nobody wants to sit in a 5 hour show with 90 artists; you wear out the Artists AND the audience.
- Have control of your platform and microphone at ALL times; take the mic out of the hands of the artists when they don't know their time is up.
- TIME your artists' appearances; give them a specified period of time of ministry (i.e., 15 min., 20 min., etc.), the old "let the Lord use you" method DOES NOT WORK, especially for some NEW artists that think the Lord is ONLY there to use them.
- Learn to RESPECT the Artists' time, resources and Anointing; ESPECIALLY if you're NOT paying them and they're doing it as a favor for you (which is fine). NEVER expect them to offer their ministry for FREE (unless they agree to) especially if they have their own staff/personnel they need to compensate. That's called trying to take advantage of a person's kindness.
- Learn to say "NO!" If you have 8 people already scheduled to minister, more than likely you shouldn't be adding anymore people to the roster; TRUE MINISTRY gets lost when TOO MANY people are on the same event! You're encouraging a "spirit of competition" to enter which should NEVER happen!
- MORE does NOT equal better!
- Stay "teachable" in order to learn from veterans who have come before you.
- Learn to use some WISDOM.
- Do what you say and SAY what you mean toward the Artists.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rules New Gospel Promoters Should Follow
Top Ten Rules for Newbee Gospel Promoters
By Bruce Knight
Attention all Young, Upcoming and "Wannabe", Whippersnapper & think they "Know It All" Gospel Promoters, you need to learn the following ASAP:
Until you MASTER these skills and have a CLEAR understanding of each, you shouldn't be trying to give any ministry events. The FIRST LESSON of ministry is to learn to treat others the way YOU would want to be treated in return. All of us should be "Anointed" enough to do that. BTW, I really don't care WHO is offended; Class dismissed...Bruce Knight is the C.E.O. of Push-It Marketing and Promotions. He is a music industry veteran with over 37 years of experience and has worked with a long list of well-known artists in the secular and gospel world, such as The Five Blind Boys, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Bee Gees, Gladys Knight, B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, just to name a few. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to leave him a comment.