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Rika - Rai New Single "Blazin" Is Painfully Relatable, Soul-Stirring, And Speak Directly To The Heart


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-03-28
Rika - Rai New Single Blazin

About Singer – Songwriter Rika - Rai

Smooth, Soulful, and in your face is how you'd describe Rika - Rai’s warm blazing voice that weaves emotion with purpose into melodic strands of songs. Rika-Rai is originally from Los Angeles and currently live in San Diego. She was influenced by many different artists and emerged her own style of singing professionally during her high school years. Rika-Rai gives way to the honest and passionate sentiment of every song she sings.

Professional Performances, Venues, And Collaborations

Singing is Rika-Rai's first love, and she has performed in venues such as Spreckles Theater in San Diego, The Lyceum Theater in San Diego (Venues section), and House of Blues Los Angeles. She has opened for countless shows and acts including comedians Steve Harvey and Bruce Bruce, BET Gospel Jam, and Bobby Jones Gospel Explosion. Rika-Rai collaborated with artists such as Dyan Cannon, Barry Manilow, LaCarol and The Emotions.


This fountain of talent has also starred in various musicals and plays. Rika-Rai has demonstrated her tremendous gifts in dance and acting on stage bringing new life to such classic characters as Rizzo in Grease, Lorrel Robinson in Dream Girls, and Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin’. Rika-Rai has also graced the television airwaves. She was a semi-Finalist on Fox’s “3 Minutes of Stardom”.

Effective And Inspiring Teacher

Rika-Rai has been composing for most of her life. She enjoys writing in all genres; Gospel, RnB, Reggae, and whatever else might come into her head. An effective and inspiring teacher, Rika-Rai has also directed choirs for more than ten years and has the profound ability to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly. She is a highly talented professional singer with extensive experience in music production, composing and arranging music.

Inside Rika - Rai’s New Project “Blazin”

“Blazin” is a song that’s relatable, soul-stirring, and speak directly to the heart. The words are real and a result of Rika – Rai’s past feelings of hopelessness. In 2013 she lost her mom to cancer, and in 2014 Rika – Rai lost her father. Needless to say, this left her broken to the point that she never wanted to sing again. But glory to God she was reminded of her calling, and Blazin’ was birthed. The song is dedicated to her parents because they were her biggest supporters. Today Rika-Rai continues to gain strength by telling her story.

Blazin’ is about returning to God in a way that is so intimate, that it requires transparency. You're left crying out and feeling vulnerable, but on FIRE all at the same time.


“Blazin” is an introduction of who Rika-Rai is and where she is going. It has reggae vibes with heavenly harmonies that will have you dancing and uplifted in no time.


With every song Rika-Rai sing, she is reminded to stand in her truth, to be transparent, and testify of the goodness of God who has restored her. Get "Blazin" from iTunes now and listen to the song in its entirety! You will be inspired as we are at Devine Jamz Gospel Network!

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Light The Night By All The Astronauts - Album Review


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-01-26

By David E. Maxwell

Christian Music Examiner

CEO of D.E.M. Beats Production  

 

LIGHT THE NIGHT MUSIC REVIEW


 

Light The Night By All The AstronautsAs I listened to the music of “All The Astronauts” (ATA), I felt as though I was taking a journey with this astronomical group to a special place of praise and worship. I love the way each song builds upon one another. The lyrics of each song really tells a story that many can relate to. It inspired, encouraged and brought comfort as I listen to the way they flow one after another.

The music is alive, energetic and grabs your attention. This album is full of emotion from the first song intro to the last song. If I had to pick a favorite it would be a difficult task because they are all so meaningful. Nonetheless, I would say track #5, “Come As You Are”. It's a cover from The David Crowder Band. It tells a story of the need for hope and restoration amid sorrow and despair. There are so many who may want to come but allow their condition and situation to prevent them. This song takes away those barriers.

The album sounds like it’s a live performance, thus give you a truly unique worship experience. Not often does a band come along that have this level of anointing in their music. This is the type of music you can pop in your cd player and set on repeat to listen to over and over again.

All The Astronauts truly lives up to their name! They take you on a journey out of this world and ushers you in the presence of God!

 

CHURCH MUSIC SHOULDN'T BE BORING


 

It's a phrase that All The Astronauts throw around a lot with their Foo Fighters, U2, Angels & Airwaves rock/alt modern worship style. Throw in some modernized hymns and you’re getting close to hitting the mark of describing what you’ll hear.

All The Astronauts - Light The Night

All The Astronauts (ATA) have been playing together for the better part of a decade as part of the worship ministry at Crosspoint Church in Fishers, IN, but it wasn’t until worship pastor/lead vocalist and guitarist PJ Towle started crowd funding a recording project in the summer of 2016 that the band took on the official form of ATA. Fueled by a deep passion for the church and connecting with people that don’t connect with Church as it’s been known, ATA’s sound grew organically as Towle introduced songs to the church. “I started writing these songs working through my own baggage with my faith,” says Towle. “Over the years these guys joined the band at Crosspoint and things just clicked. They all had the same drive that I did: to do what God wanted them to do with their music.”

After a successful, crowdfunding campaign the recording process began to show signs of larger aspirations for everyone involved. Towle explains, “I never wanted to be seen as a solo act so I had this ‘band name’ lined up to keep the focus off me (I’m just a guy who wears a lot of flannel). But as the recording process went on, it was pretty clear that everyone bought into the vision of what this thing was all about.” And, thus, the official All The Astronauts was born.

 

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Read A Sample Content Marketing Article That Promote An Artist New Single!


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2016-01-23

All too quickly the word of God for many Christians get crowded out by the worries of their life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things that produce no fruit (Mark 4:19). It’s something that happens according to scripture and the guilty feeling does not sit well. Some might think it’s only the obvious sinful Christian that lose focus of Christ. But think about this! Have you ever lost a parent, child, spouse or love one? At the time did you ask why would God allow something so devastating to occur? Is it fair to say you lost trust? For some, they experienced related tragic circumstances and separated themselves from Christ because of the hurt and pain! It’s not always intentional, but for those of us that live in the real world, sometimes it’s very difficult to dedicate our lives to Christianity without error!

What Does Dedicate Mean To You?


Amazon Featured Single DedicateA great Contemporary Gospel song to listen to that best reflects the meaning of this concept is an Amazon Featured Single by Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers. The song is called “Dedicate” and it’s brilliantly composed and written. The amazing vocals of the singer put listeners in a trance with the somber outcry to the Lord. She expresses how it seems so long since she last talked to God. She admits that the worries and the cares of this world has choked and taken her very breath away. Intentional or not she lost her focus on the word of God. However, there are many things we can do as Christians to decrease our chances from being distracted.







Petition For Help


Amazon Featured Single DedicateFirst, we must truly offer our body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God (Ro 12:1). That is a Christian true and proper worship to practice consistently! Be encouraged! God knows our heart and the truthfulness of it. Pretty much as the vocalist that sing "Dedicate” made her outcry to the Lord for help, you can do the same to get back aligned to the word of God. Request that God bring you close to Him and give you the fire and power to dedicate your life. Keep up your relationship by investing more time with Jesus through prayer. Constant prayer is our high speed connection to Christ. The lack of praying would put you right back on dial up connection, which we know can take forever before a message is delivered.



Some Reasons We Fall Short


Amazon Featured Single DedicateOf course, we may sometimes fall short in the mist of our walk with Christ in one way or another. Most believers, if transparent and real, would admit that there are times when we lose focus in our relationship with God. It could be times we cease to pray faithfully and fervently. Times we don’t read the word of God consistently. Times we fail to serve others, evangelize, and obey the will of God like we should. In certain cases, some believers find themselves in a state where they backslide and lose focus completely.








I once worked with a good buddy and we often chat when we were off duty. But when my friend transferred to another division, we lost touch. I hadn’t heard from my friend in months. When my good buddy called from an anonymous number to see how things were going, I had no clue who he was and did not recognize his voice.



The same can be said about our relationship with Christ. You may not discern when he is reaching out to you if you don’t stay in a close relationship. Don’t imitate the behaviors and traditions of this world. Dedicate yourself to God and cast all your cares and worries unto the Lord. He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. (Psalm 55:22)

Publishing By Brother Ray

Creating A Musical Brand


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-03-31

Creating your brand

The essence of creating a musical branding! The idea is to be so consistent with the quality and presentation of your performance that it will cause fans and consumers to trust that your project is well worth the purchase! Promoting your online content to fans should produce the same quality affect as your offline event.

 

So lets discuss some of the key areas where you need to get started building your brand online. If you are like us at Devine Jamz Gospel Network, it will be a continuous endeavor that you will want to work on till the end of time! We should all be willing to learn new ideas and ways to perfect our calling!

 


Brand Logo

1. Creating a logo that corresponds to your service, product, or story behind the brand:

 

A. Make a list of metaphors visually and in text!

 

B. Go through magazines and cut out images that you think are similar of what you are thinking of.

 

C. Start sketching and see what symbols that you come up with over and over again.

 

D. You can give what you come up with to a designer to use as the root for your logo image.

 

2. Important tactics:

 

A. Test your service or product

 

At Devine Jamz Gospel Network we use an Internet Sales tactic, which is incorporated with one of our paid promotions that many marketers has been successful with for decades.

 

B. Make sure your product looks good

 

If you’re an artist, then you are the product and service that needs to be marketed. That means you should not be using substandard images of your self for a press release or publicity platform. Invest in professional photos of your self because your image can determine if you will be taken seriously.

 

C. Target your niche

 

This might require that you receive professional help if you are not familiar with using paid marketing tools by Facebook Ad Campaign, Google Adwords, Twitter Ad Service, YouTube Video Marketing, or Bing. You need to know how to find the people in your audience that likes your style of music and purchase music online. These are the individuals that you should be spending the most time with online. Having a contact list with 5,000 friends and none of them or very few of them purchased your songs means something is wrong with the way you obtained the people on your list.

 

D. Online videos – A leading tool used to affect your pitch! When used the correct way, we have found it to be very successful speaking to your fans. It will help you get closer to your audience and build a rapport.

 

E. Responding to social networks – You must find a way to communicate to your audience. Your fans want to build a relationship with you. They require a deeper purpose for buying your music. At Devine Jamz Gospel Network we have a way that artists can communicate with fans individually and personally in an automated and systematic way. We help free up your time so that you can focus on other areas where your attention is demanded.

 

F. Determine which social media to use for a specific demographic

 

These are some key principles that will help your brand and eventually build your fan base. Through diligence and patience you will see the rewards for being consistent and providing quality service and/or products!

 

For more training on this subject a great online course can be seen on the video!

 

 


 

Brother Ray

Founder/CEO

Gospel Music PR Blog

Devine Jamz Gospel Network

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Christmas in July - Alpha and Omega Christian Songwriters of Seattle


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-03-23
Alpha and Omega Christian Songwriters of Seattle Proudly Presents: "Christmas in July"

 

Why July?

 

If you follow yearly event calendars for artists, you will notice that their managers actively search for new Christmas songs generally from May to August. But the optimal month for this search is July, and the music industry has officially named "Christmas in July" as their yearly event for finding these new songs for Christmas albums, which are published and into the hands of consumers by mid-to-end-of October.

 

AOCS is ready: we have the most astounding, never-heard-before collection of Christmas praise and worship songs, all written by up-and-coming rising and professional songwriters.

 

We will be presenting our collection of new Christmas praise and worship songs to artists, worship leaders, and industry professionals at our 3rd quarter Praise Night that we also call "Christmas in July".

 

Since Christmas is the time for surprises, we will have plenty! Be prepared for amazing, heartwarming songs, surprise guests, 'warm fuzzies', Christmas goodies, "Behind the Song" stories and the best new Christmas songs in the Northwest!

 

The date of our event is Saturday, July 18, the place is Seattle, Washington, and the time will be from 4pm to 6pm. As usual, this event is free and open to the public.

 

You can read more about us on our blog:


 

Hear samples of our work at:


  

Merry Christmas!

 

P.S.

 

Wear your scarf and mittens!

 

Submit For Satellite And Cable TV Airtime Your Christian Music Video


Devine Jamz Gospel Network is happy to inform you that we are now partnered with a Christian TV Production Company and begin promoting our artists that have a professional Christian music video. 

 

Christian music videos receive targeted satellite and cable TV airplay with over 14 million households that have access to watch creative performances internationally! 

 

For a limited time only we are accepting submissions from non-featured artists with a professional Christian Music Video. However, we have made sure that a featured artist who receives our marketing services and have a professional video get priority and automatically is approved in the selection process. If you think your Christian music video meet the requirements, view the TV Promotion Page and sign up to get all of the details for this special TV broadcast opportunity! 

 

 


Bless, 

 

 

Support Team 


Devine Jamz Gospel Network
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(Video) Watch a music busines tutorial video that explains the pros and cons to giving away music free!


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-03-09
Giving away your music sounds counter intuitive dosen't it?

Recording StudioI completely comprehend why numerous musicians would believe so! Truth be told, many artists we provided services for did not like giving away their music initially. After all, who wants to give away something that they worked hard at creating and investing money in. I can say the same for marketers who rather get paid for the diligent work they provide for clients as oppose to receiving discount rates or offering free publicity services as we do at Devine Jamz Gospel Network! However there are some advantages to giving out free tracks or offering free publicity services. Let me briefly explain why!

 


 

Building A Fan Base On a Tight Budget


Marketing Budget

Although major record labels are not impressed by indie artists giving away free tracks. They don't have to market music as non-mainstream artists do on a smaller budget. In the online course provided by Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0, artists learn Internet sales strategies that suggest free tracks has its purpose. First, it’s great for establishing a rapport with potential fans. Secondly, this methodology increase the likelyhood of fans sharing your music through word of mouth. You receive free advertising that helps push your music. Word of mouth advertising is similar to street teams, which is more reliable when the advertisement comes from a friend. After building a rapport, eventually a purchase is requested.

Now, the procedure is not as basic as I just explained it. In fact, there is an exchange process where the artist receives valuable information first! Likewise, it would be exceptionally hard to truly correspond with huge amounts of fans as the request for free music increase. Therefore, the system includes an automated software tool and specially designed web pages that does the work for you! The process is explained in details in the Music Marketing Manifesto course. So, it’s recommended to go through the course your self. 

Other Music Businesses That Teach The Same Strategy 

In addition to Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0, we also researched a ranking music business listed at the top of Google's search engines (the video above). And guess what, it includes Internet marketing with the same strategy as detailed in the Music Marketing Manifesto course! Not only that, you will find that Lynda(dot)com offer many other online video tutorials that Music Marketing Manifesto does not offer.

Keep us posted and let us know what you decide! Many blessings and we pray you receive divine favor what ever you decide!

 

Brother Ray

Founder/CEO/Consultant


“Denominations of Christ” - New Christian Documentary Film


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-02-27

New Christian Documentary Film

[Christian Article SubmissionThere are millions of people who are confused by the many different branches of Christ and require direction. BegBiz is pleased to announce the completed production of their upcoming documentary film entitled “Denominations of Christ.”

 

The goal of the film is to provide explanations of the similarities and differences between Non-Denominational, Catholic, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Orthodox, Protestant, Methodist, Mormon, 7th day Adventist, Jehovah Witness, Baptist, and other Christian ministries to help people who seek direction and also to help bring them closer to Christ

 

To achieve this goal, the makers of the upcoming documentary reached out to a number of pastors and theologians and conducted interviews. They asked several questions that were pertaining to ministry, inclusiveness, service, and interfaith work. BegBiz believes the movie will be a great platform for viewers to explore the many opportunities and branches of Christianity and help them determine which denomination is right for them.

 

An upcoming series of films profiling individuals from different religious traditions, geographic locations, ethnic identities and generations as they practice their faith is also in the works. It is the intention of these series to act as a supplement to each denomination’s beliefs.

 

"Denominations of Christ" is a documentary created to educate, inspire and enlighten those seeking a better understanding of our Lord and Savior. You can find out more information about the upcoming documentary by visiting their website where you can view a segment of the film.

 

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