Are you looking for proven ways to promote your song as a gospel artiste? Do you want your gospel skills to be noticed by the general public?
But with the increasing push into the industry, I must say, it’s really hard and almost impossible.
If you adopt the usual approach to the gospel music industry, it will not play out as planned.
Especially having to appeal to churches for just a minute performance. Or traveling a long distance to get featured in a banner and finally not given the opportunity to minister. I can imagine how disgusting you feel. Trust me, I do.
If you don’t want to make hard to correct mistakes, you must stop approaching gospel music as a passion. I want you to start treating your passion for gospel music as a business.
In this article, I will walk you through powerful magical ways to promote your songs easily.
Without further talks, let’s get started.
10 Proven Ways To Promote Your Songs As A Gospel Musician
- 1. Fervently prayers.
- 2. Become an instrumentalist
- 3. Know your craft.
- 4. Leverage Social media
- 5. Get featured on a blog.
- 6. Become a Consistent YouTuber
- 7. Make cover Videos
- 8. Grow a dedicated fan base.
- 9. Keep working on your craft.
- 10. Offer your services Free.
1. Fervent Prayers
I know youve heard this a billion and one times.
Stay with me!
You are not an entertainer neither are you a secular musician. You are a special vessel that carries the most powerful, favorite, and delightful food of God, worship!
I mean you are a minister in songs. If you don’t know what that means, you may wallow in years of constant failure.
However, it’s rather super important to put God first in your career. What do I mean? Reorganize your priorities to feature God first in all you do.
Inquire from the holy spirit before taking any step with regards to music promotion.
All you need to do is pray fervently.
Remember, prayer is the necessity for survival and maintenance of daily victory for the believer. That way, God will unleash the mysteries of songs that heal the broken heart and reconcile long-lost souls to the Kingdom.
2. Become An Instrumentalist
This is huge! I cannot overemphasize this enough.
Think of legendary gospel beacons of Nigeria and the world like Frank Edwards (keyboardist and Jazz drummer) Nathaniel Bassey (Trumpeter and Sound engineer), Don Moen (World’s best Sound engineer And Keyboardist) to emotion but a few.
They are all successful in their craft. But the instrument gave them an advantage over others.
If they are not invited to a concert to sing, they will be invited to come showcase skills in playing their best instruments.
What I’m saying, in essence, is to learn instruments that are on-demand now because it gives you several opportunities to make it in the gospel music industry.
Take it upon yourself to learn an instrument that tickles your fancy.
And you’ll be glad you did.
3. Know Your Craft
I repeat; know your craft. There are over a million super talented gospel artists in the globe; the only distinctive factor amongst them how well you bless your audience.
As I have said above, the industry is highly competitive and packed with extremely skillful gospel artists that have made it through the storm.
I want you to invest hours of work into your craft, even the already-made gospel artists you see today still rehearse every now and then.
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4. Leverage Social Media
Breaking out and gaining massive recognition is through the efficient and strategic use of social media channels, talking of which I highly recommend the three most conversational social media channels in the world, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
If you don’t have money, free music promotion is extremely possible. Like Facebook, using the relevant hashtags for Twitter and Instagram is key.
Stop using generic hashtags like #(your name) #ilovegospelmusic rather you should use hashtags that have an enormous amount of posts and followings, that way, you can tap into their fan base.
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If you do that, you’ll have huge chances of getting followers and views that covert.
5. Get Featured on a Blog
There are tons of ways to get featured on a blog for free. By the way, there is a definitive to uploading your gospel songs on sites for free.
Having said that, you shouldn’t be extremely picky about where to upload your gospel songs for free, because you are just starting out. Hijack any opportunity that waves at you.
Do you know why?
Google as a search engine is insanely in love with authority, and credibility.
Let me lift the veil…
If Google starts seeing your name or brand on different blogs, you’ll be accorded that credibility, and chances are, you will get noticed by tons of other people.
Better still, you can create a blog.
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But maintaining the blog will be tough for you because it will eat into your time. Contact me, I will help. Please indicate you are an upcoming artiste in your message.
6. Become a Consistent YouTuber
Do you know YouTube is the world’s second-biggest search engine…..?
And with a huge untapped traffic source. Truth be told, YouTube gets over 30million visitors per day.
Wow! That huge!
For success on youtube, it’s important to leverage youtube music marketing strategy for 2021
YouTube is granting uncommon opportunities to Gospel musicians.
Uploading your videos on YouTube will give you tons of opportunities to get watched by fans and potential music sponsors and philanthropists.
As of August 2019, Sinach emerged as the first African/Nigerian gospel artiste to get over 100 million views plus on a single Video, popularly cited as “Way Maker”.
This award gave her the opportunity to perform at Lakewood Church in the United States.
Best of all, creating a YouTube channel is easy and free. But setting it up can be a little overwhelming. You can contact me on 08096763980.
Or Follow these articles and videos to create one for yourself.
7. Make Cover Videos
This is working like magic.
What do I mean?
Making cover videos is simply creating videos of you, vocalizing the song of your favorite gospel artiste. Make sure it’s the newest or trending song.
In this contemporary time, you don’t need to spend on learning professional video editing courses.
There are simple applications you need to download on your phone like Insta, Viva video, etc.
If it seems tough hit me up on Facebook, Instagram, and I will be glad to be a part of your journey.
After creating the cover videos, tag the gospel artiste, and use relevant hashtags, share to your friends and family, chances are, the artiste would repost and comment.
People love been acknowledged and accorded respect.
8. Sell Value
A dog will naturally leap and almost jump out its skin to show you, love. Not because he’s professing love to you, but he understands the principles of value and love.
If you can communicate trust, love, and value in your music and personality. The heavens will downpour uncommon blessings on you. People will naturally want to help you.
Having said that, the best way to influence someone is by giving out value without asking for a dime.
By the law of reciprocity (Give and take), there’s an extremely high tendency that the person will reciprocate your kind gesture.
In fact, each time you give out to people there’s deep unconscious need to be even. That way, they will give you something way bigger than what you gave them.
9. Grow Your Fan Base
After creating all these social media platforms, what’s next? Do you just post your pictures and links there? Or you might want to neglect it because it’s hard?
Truth be told, nothing precious comes on a platter of gold. Every successful story comes with a painful beginning. Don’t worry, it will subside soon. How do you grow your fan base? Growing your fan base is a gradual and consistent process.
Cross-Promotion: Promote your Facebook following to your Instagram and Twitter. Tell them to follow you on both social media platforms.
How do you do that?
Include your other social media channels in your bio and postings. In the comment session, you could write something like “Thanks for your comment, kindly follow me on…). Ensure your posts are catchy and intriguing. That way, you won’t be spamming or begging for followers.
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10. Offer Your Services For Free
You’re just starting out. You need to get all the shows you can lay your hands upon. Whatever amount they decide to pay you should be convenient.
At this time, shun any thought of money, I know it seems impossible but if you allow your mind to play mind games with you, by allowing you to compare yourself with your counterparts, you might not attain that height you think of.
Then you‘ll naturally grow in value and worth.
Gospel music promotion is not a walk in the park. It requires massive mental, spiritual and monetary energy.
Was this helpful? Did I omit anything? What strategy are you going to try first?