Thursday, March 22, 2012

Expose Your Ministry to 2.8 Million Homes


This is all very new to me so please be a little patient with me as I try to explain how all this came about. I was sitting here beating my head against the wall, thinking of the best way to get the most bang for my buck, when it comes to promoting the two artists I manage. I certainly don't want to go broke, or stress them out financially as well. And let me tell you, when I got to asking around for rates and such for internet and online magazine interviews, the numbers started to become outrageously ridiculous. As a person trained to have a pragmatic approach to handling every aspect of my life, due to my mother's educational background, none of this was adding up to me whatsoever. This idea was born out of becoming frustrated with people in a position to take advantage of others because of their status and learning how to pinch a penny until Abe Lincoln starts to holler.

Next month we will be in 2.8 million homes and we want YOU to join us. I hope we will be able to be in yours and you welcome what we are doing. We are accepting HD quality video footage 30 frames per second of gospel cafe/lounge type settings across the country. All types of artists are welcome to submit their work: Poets, Dancers, Singers, Comedians and Choirs. Please visit this page for the details: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=165952690192586 Before you visit this page, please note, there is a submission fee, but if we don't use your work, it along with the money minus a small administrative fee will be sent back to you.

Now look...I don't know how you got over here. (But it's all good.) My intention was to share this info with my FB friends and subscribers before blasting it all over the media; and with that having been said, get over there and click that follow and subscribe button before you start sharing the news with others. Love u!!!!!


God is good all the time and even when we are not actively seeking opportunities, he lays them in our lap. I thank him for everything I have and will continue to love him to no end. God Bless each and every one of who steps across this page seeking ways of expanding their ministry.

To find out more about us, please visit www.ugtkonation.com You may also send any and all inquiries to ajohnson@ugktonation.com and we will respond within 48 hours. There are also additional ways of contacting us once you visit the link provided above for Facebook.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Make $500 in 90 seconds in Philadelphia!


Next month is National Poetry Month and we are going to be glorifying the Lord by assembling a line up of some of the best up and coming Christian Spoken Word Artists  up and down the East Coast. This is a poetry competition entitled "P.O.W. - Power of Words Spoken Word Competition". Anyone and everyone is invited to participate regardless of where you reside, however the minimum age requirement this time around is 18. One lucky winner will walk away with $500 in CASH for ministering within 90 seconds. Sorry, but 90 seconds is the time limit. For details on what is required to participate, please visit the following page: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=164714280316427

People are going to be coming out in droves. In fact, groups of poets that run together, are coming out in caravans having already taken into consideration, odds are in their favor when more than one person from their group represents, meaning one will walk away with the cash making it a win for the entire group.

If you are a lover of Spoken Word, in honor of National Poetry Month, come out and support and have a great time. The house will be packed so go ahead and get your tickets online today at http://k-modulation.ticketkart.com . They are only $10 each. The event will be held at Tioga United Methodist Church on Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA from 3-5:30 p.m.

 If you are an artist and would like to participate, we still have a few slots available, so go ahead and email us at ajohnson@ugtkonation.com or text 214.779.2097 for further details on how you can participate. Rappers, we are calling you out as well, because rap is a form of poetry.

Come out and promote your ministry, network and bring your current project to sell after the show to attendees who are captivated by your God given talent.

This show will be hosted by Kina Da Prophetic Poet. Check her out below!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Planning a Successful Event - Part 2: The M-O-N-E-Y!

I love this Money Bag tree. Growing up as a kid, my mother would always say, "So you think money grows on trees?" But my father on the other hand, had me believing it did because anytime I asked for something, he would produce it in a very short period of time. Let's set the record straight; although it may not grow on trees, it is easy to find once people can see the value in what you are doing.


Partnerships are EXTREMELY important. Consider the potential supporters who will be coming out to your event, and the businesses who would love to have access to them for future revenue. Okay...let's use a cd release party as an example. You already know many of your supporters will be other rappers and psalmists. What services do they need regularly? Of course they need studio time, mastering of their project, graphic design for their cover, possibly management, website development, publicity, promotional t-shirts and really, the list can get a lot longer than this, but we are going to stop here. Notice, I've only mentioned services of interest to artists, but what about the other people who are going to be there? What do people spend their money on? Let me get specific and asks you some direct questions. Do you know any graphic/web designers, dvd or cd replication companies, printing companies, t-shirt design companies, artist management companies, beauty salon and nail salon owners, clothing store owners? Really any business you can think of can be a sponsor of your event, as long as the service or product they are offering is not offensive to the supporters of your event.


Although it may not be a huge source of funding, "some money is better than no money", (one of my father's quotes), consider doing cooperative marketing via your flyer with some of the businesses mentioned in the previous paragraph. Tell those businesses you would be willing to advertise their logo on your flyer if they give you $25-50 dollars. If you are actually printing flyers, 5 people paying at least $50 will get you 5,000 good quality card stock, glossy double-sided color flyers printed and delivered if they are coming through the mail. Definitely, without a doubt, you may even be able to lower your Graphic Design fee by letting the designer know you will list his contact info in small print on the flyer as a way of referring future business to him or her.


If you are a little unsure about which businesses to approach first, start looking through the flyer postings on your friendss walls to see which businesses sponsored their past events, and reach out. You may even reach out to your friend prior to calling on your own to ask if they would be so kind as to facilitate a warm introduction via Facebook or phone.


Cooperative marketing through your flyer is one way of marketing and funding your event; and due to the very small amount of money we are speaking of, very little if any formal paper work would have to be provided; however, if you are seeking funding through a bank, your package will have to be tight unless you have a personal relationship with the bank's manager, you will have to give yourself a little more time. When we return later on this week, we will elaborate and provide links to online examples. Before I close, close, let me emphasize the importance of being a keeper of your word. If you promise someone you are going to include their info on the flyer, make sure their info is not omitted. A few moments of going over the details of your work before submitting it can prevent you from severing relationships.


You may visit and contact us through our site at www.ugtkonation.com

Friday, March 16, 2012

We're Launching Our Very Own Nationally Televised Gospel Variety Show

This is all very new to me so please be a little patient with me as I try to explain how all this came about. I was sitting here beating my head against the wall, thinking of the best way to get the most bang for my buck, when it comes to promoting the two artists I manage. I certainly don't want to go broke, or stress them out financially as well. And let me tell you, when I got to asking around for rates and such for internet and online magazine interviews, the numbers started to become outrageously ridiculous. As a person trained to have a pragmatic approach to handling every aspect of my life, due to my mother's educational background, none of this was adding up to me whatsoever. This idea was born out of becoming frustrated with people in a position to take advantage of others because of their status and learning how to pinch a penny until Abe Lincoln starts to holler.
Next month we will be in at least 1 million homes. I hope we will be able to be in yours and you welcome what we are doing. We are accepting HD quality video footage 30 frames per second of gospel cafe/lounge type settings across the country. All types of artists are welcome to submit their work: Poets, Dancers, Singers, Comedians and Choirs. Please send your submissions to UGTKONation, 5435 N. Garland Rd., Ste. 140-512, Garland, TX 75040, Attn.: Video Submissions. Remember, dvd's with no typed info to accompany them will not be reviewed, you must send us the name and address of your cafe and contact information. If we decide to use it, we will contact you for further details.
Now look...I don't know how you got over here. (But it's all good.) My intention was to share this info with my close friends and subscribers before blasting it all over the place; and with that having been said, get over there and click that follow and subscribe button before you start sharing the news with other. Love u!!!!!

God is good all the time and even when we are not actively seeking opportunities, he lays them in our lap. I thank him for everything I have and will continue to love him to no end. God Bless each and every one of you.
To find out more about us, please visit www.ugtkonation.com You may also send any and all inquiries to ajohnson@ugktonation.com and will respond within 48 hours.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tyler Perry Book - Never Would Have Made It (Melvin Childs)



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The Christian Artists' Promo Blog was very excited to catch up with author, Melvin Childs who recently published his book Never Would Have Made It (The Tyler Perry Story). All aspiring Christian artists should purchase a copy of this book to find out what's required to "Make It". Melvin Childs tells the story of the struggle to break Tyler Perry into the gospel theater market industry. The book is definitely a page turner so get your copy today. http://www.tylerperry.com If you have questions to ask of Melvin Childs connect with him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510099708

Monday, March 12, 2012

XFACTOR Audition Dates for Several Cities



AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

March 14 - Kansas City, MO -Kemper Arena

March 22 - Austin, TX - UT Erwin Center

April 20 - San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace

May 1 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum

May 10 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center

Follow link to www.theXFactorUSA.com for further details.






Saturday, March 10, 2012

Planning a Successful Event – i.e. CD Release Party, Gospel CafĂ© – Part 1 (The Basics)



Last week I shared a blog with you written by Bruce Knight on basically, WHAT NOT TO DO, if you wish to have a successful event. We never really directly addressed the important elements of WHAT TO DO in a step-by-step format, to be successful, which is why I have returned to this topic today.

The first thing you should do is consider how much money you are able to invest in your event, because it will have a direct effect on  the number of attendees you wish to attract and the venue you select. Once you have gotten your budget figured out, take a moment to consider some venues that may be in need of traffic certain days or times during the week. If you choose a restaurant and it’s on a weekend, many will have a bit of down time between the hours of 3-6 p.m. and would love the idea of you not only bringing your party to their venue, but indirectly promoting their restaurant simply by choosing to have your event there. If you speak with the right person at the right restaurant, sometimes you won’t have to pay them anything to use their venue. Key factors that make a restaurant a good choice for your event: 1) They have their own food; 2) Sometimes they have their own sound equipment and microphones; and 3) Usually, you get all of the admission fee, and the restaurant gets the minimum they have set for each table. If the restaurant owner or manager tries to hit you with a fee, remind them of their lack of traffic during the hours you suggested and your ability to take your event to a venue willing to work with you.

Okay…moving on, looks like we’ve selected our venue, but before we go a step further PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ------GET AN AGREEMENT/CONTRACT stating what you and the venue have agreed to do. Make sure it includes the date, time, and a description of the split. It is a way of covering yourself as well as a binding agreement which can be presented in court in the future if need be. I have seen a lot of people distraught by their own failure to take care of one of the most important parts of their event. And please make sure, if there is a section of the agreement you don’t understand, find yourself a paralegal or an attorney who can make break it down to layman’s terms.

Now that our conscious is clear, we can focus on the theme of our event and the incentive for people to come out. Please give this some serious thought. You’re a very gifted artist, but so what! Be real…that does not make people want to get in their car and drive across town or out of town to be with you for YOUR special event. If you are having an album release party, who do you know of in your area that has a solid following? Put that person or those persons on your flyer and invite them down as guest. Maybe it’s a spoken word artist, a comedian, another vocalist. Whoever you invite, remember, it’s better to have them come out with their following than have an empty venue. For some reason, people tend to think they have had a good time when your event is packed out. Hey, wait a minute, how about inviting local radio show host with a huge following? Oh, you’ve already called and their fee is your budget! No worries. Now it’s time to consider some other sources of funding.

This has already gotten longer than I anticipated, so when we return, we will pick up where we left off. My intention is to be as thorough as possible with those who are willing to take the time to read to avoid those common pitfalls. May God Bless you and be with you until next time.

Here are some people you can submit your mp3s and Bios to: Terry Price of www.theTerryPriceShow.com terrypriceshow@gmail.com 817-231-3583; Dunamis Live dunamis.live@yahoo.com; Jonathan “BJ” Moore j3llc@yahoo.com 313.618.2270

Be sure to visit our website at www.ugtkonation.com for more information about us and our services.