Band With a Mission Helps Independent Bands Get Signed

Published: 2007-01-29
Band With a Mission was created in 2005 as a resource for independent artists to harness their gifts and develop effective ministry tools. It has allowed artists independent artists like Rush of Fools to showcase in front of decision makers in the music industry. Rush of Fools won last year's competition and Band With a Mission has aided them in signing with a major label and releasing their self-titled studio project in May through EMI CMG. "We had an amazing turn out for the first year," says Austin Cook, President of Indevo Records. "I was really excited whenever I first heard Rush of Fools, you could really tell that Wes had a passion and believed in what he was singing about."

The music industry is rallying behind Band With a Mission in an effort to provide artists with a way to get valuable exposure and spiritual insight as they develop in their careers. "What we are essentially doing is helping artists define their mission and achieve their career goals. We never tell an artist that they are not good enough; instead we help them get from Point A to Point B, and that is a message that the industry clearly supports," says Chris McConnell, part owner and Promotions Director for Band With a Mission.

Following on the heels of last year's success, Band With a Mission plans to add two additional breakthrough services this year. Booking Pro will be the largest subscription-based online database of Christian and secular venues across North America. The company is also launching a new spiritual service in collaboration with former Newsboy's bassist Phil Joel. The service will feature Joel's Deliberate People resources in an effort to create a powerful spiritual community designed to feed the minds of today's independent and signed Christian artist community. "Band With a Mission will always be about finding great unsigned talent, but we have a real burden to provide every artist that comes to our site with a solid spiritual foundation, especially as they are approaching a national platform," says McConnell.

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Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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