The Monica Coates Show Debuts On www.CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com!
The Creator Leadership Network (CLN) is proud to announce the premiere of The Monica Coates Show. The 30-minute radio show, hosted by author, educator, and music industry veteran Monica Coates, begins its weekly run on CLN’s Creator Worship channel at www.creatorleadershipnetwork.com, Monday, January 10, at 12:00 noon EST (11:00 am CST/9:00 am PST) with encore presentations at 4:30 pm EST (3:30 pm CST/1:30 pm PST), 12:00 midnight EST (11:00 pm CST/9:00 pm PST) and at 4:30 am EST (3:30 am CST/1:30 am PST).
The spirited, half-hour program is filled with practical insight for rising worship leaders, independent artists, songwriters and musicians. Drawing from nearly two decades of music industry experience, Coates will explore core issues affecting the artistic, professional, and spiritual development of today’s creative community. The program also features Coates’ responses to questions submitted to her by members of the listening audience.
Recorded in Nashville, TN, The Monica Coates Show is co-produced by Coates and noted audio-video producer Manny Saiz. A new episode will premiere each Monday at 12 noon EST with encore presentations daily at that same time as well as at 4:30 pm EST, 12:00 midnight EST and 4:30 am EST.
Monica joins an esteemed panel of experts who are providing focused information for this unique community of church leadership, including Rick Muchow from Saddleback Church, Brannon Dempsey & Derek Williams from Worship Team Training, Richie Fike from Living in the Moment, Tom Jackson from Expressive Worship, and Wade Odum from Creator Tech Talk, along with special programming from HearItFirst.com and NewReleaseTuesday.com, and syndicated shows including 20 The Countdown Magazine hosted by Jon Rivers, Under The Radar, and Power Praise.
Monica Coates is an 18-year veteran of the Gospel music industry with experience in artist management, publicity, radio promotions and A&R. Over the course of her diverse career, she has worked at the top Gospel labels—-EMI Gospel and Verity—-and with a variety of artists, including Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Aaron Neville. She is the author of The Beginner’s Guide To The Gospel Music Industry (Paul Marchell Publishing) and an adjunct professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Creator Leadership Network is the first-ever online radio network exclusively devoted to teaching and training for worship leaders and church musicians. Founded by Dr. Vernon Sanders, publisher of Creator Magazine, and Scott A. Shuford, founder of FrontGate Media, CLN is committed to providing the best, targeted programming to train and encourage worship leaders and church musicians via online streaming radio and podcast access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NEW BLOG: Gospel Industry Tip Of The Week
Searching for help developing your artistry and ministry? Here’s a valuable resource:
The Gospel Industry Tip Of The Week features hints and insider information to help you to make the most of your talent. Every Monday at 10 AM Central time, I post a new entry, covering a wide range of industry and ministry topics for today’s indie and aspiring Gospel artists. To make sure you don’t miss a beat, please sign up for my alerts on Twitter and Facebook, using the links at the bottom of my home page.
AVAILABLE NOW: The Beginner’s Guide…THE LIVE SERIES.
The Beginner’s Guide To The Gospel Music Industry comes to life! Experience the teaching of Monica A. Coates in live audio sessions available now on CD.
Part One: “Understanding Your Calling”
Using biblical principles, and sharing from her personal experience, Monica reveals the keys to distinguishing between your talent and your calling.
If you prefer the series in MP3 format, you may purchase it from iTunes.
Please visit the home page or Resources page for complete purchasing information.
My Interview On Bonnerfide Radio (Part Two)!
Here’s part two of my spirit-filled discussion with Gerard Bonner. To listen to Gerard’s show on the regular, visit http://www.getbonnerfide.com/ Monday-Friday 9AM-11AM Eastern.
My Interview On Bonnerfide Radio (Part One)!
It was my GREAT pleasure to spend some time talking to radio host and Gospel media personality, Gerard Bonner. We spoke about my new book and so much more. You can hear part one of our talk here.
To listen to Gerard’s show on the regular, visit http://www.getbonnerfide.com/ Monday-Friday 9AM-11AM Eastern.
Introducing…The Beginner’s Guide BOOST Program!
Since the publication of my book, we have been receiving numerous requests for individualized advice. In an effort to meet that need, I am very pleased to announce The Beginner’s Guide BOOST, a one-on-one consultation program designed to jump-start your career and ministry!
Now you can refine your process and maximize your efforts through personal conversations with me. In each session you will have the chance to ask questions and receive customized feedback based upon the principles outlined in the book.
I don’t promise to solve all of your problems, but I do promise to help you:
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses
- Assess your short-term goals
- Evaluate your long-term opportunities
Please note: Because the BOOST program is ultimately designed to empower you to venture into your calling on your own, your participation is restricted to a maximum of 3 sessions (6 hours).
Enrollment is limited, so don’t delay!
- BOOST Silver (One 2-hour session) = $200
- BOOST Gold (Two 2-hour sessions) = $340 (15% savings!)
- BOOST Platinum (Three 2-hour sessions) MAX PER CLIENT = $480 (20% savings!)
- Participation is limited to individuals who have purchased and read The Beginner’s Guide To The Gospel Music Industry. Proof of purchase required.
- Payment in full is required 72 hours PRIOR to your first scheduled session.
- To receive discounted pricing, all sessions must be purchased at the same time.
- Maximum BOOST participation is 3 sessions (6 hours). No exceptions.
- Sessions will be conducted by phone for individuals outside of the Nashville, TN area.
The Beginner’s Guide BOOST…Sometimes all you need is a little BOOST!
My Interview With Washington DC’s Matt Anderson
What a nice birthday present! During my recent visit to my hometown, Baltimore, MD, I had the opportunity to talk to Matt Anderson, Progam Director and host of The Matt Anderson Show on WPRS 104.1 FM. His station is one of the heavy hitters in the area covering Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. You can hear Matt's show 3 pm-7 pm Eastern at http://www.praise1041.com.
The Beginner’s Guide Featured On WHAL-FM In Memphis, TN!
I recently had the pleasure of talking about my new book with one of the top personalities in Gospel radio. As the Assistant Program Director and Music Director at WHAL, Hallelujah FM in Memphis, TN Tracy Bethea keeps the hits spinning. She is also recognized across the nation as a Stellar Award winner and winner of the 2008 Trailblazer of the Year award. Those of you in Memphis can catch her show mid-days from 12noon - 4pm on 95.7 Hallelujah FM. Outside of Memphis you can listen to Tracy online here: http://www.hallelujahfm.com
MonicaCoates.com is Launched
It is my pleasure to welcome you to MonicaCoates.com! More than a headquarters for my products, career and ministry, this site is a forum for Christian ideas.
I have always embraced the Bible as a guidebook to every aspect of life. With that in mind, my blog page will focus on music industry concepts as well as real-world issues for those of us committed to our faith in Jesus Christ.
Of course it is also my great joy to be able to present to you The Beginner’s Guide To The Gospel Music Industry. My first book is a true labor of love, developed prayerfully and as the result of nearly two decades of experience. For the next few months this site will serve as the exclusive on-line outlet for the book before its formal release both on-line and in stores across the nation in September 2009.
Whether you are a Gospel music lover or simply a motivated member of the Body of Christ, I hope you will find a great deal of information here to interest, inform and challenge you. Take a look around, share your thoughts and, by all means, tell your friends.
Book Endorsement by E.J. Gaines
“For years, I’ve selfishly attempted to hoard the wealth of knowledge that Monica Coates is now freely sharing in this long-needed book. Her message is one that will contribute to the development, both natural and spiritual, of every artist and professional who desires to labor in the Gospel music industry.”
- E.J. Gaines, Founder/Editor of GospelPundit.com
Endorsement by Carla M. Williams
“I’ve had the honor of working with Monica Coates in the Gospel music industry for years now. Her brilliance in balancing the business & ministry requirements of this unique genre is remarkable.”
-Carla M. Williams, Vice-President & General Manager, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment
Book Endorsement by Ken Pennell
“Monica Coates gives honest information and advice about what is required to be successful in Gospel music. If you want to be involved in the Gospel music ministry and business, you need this book.”
-Ken Pennell, President, EMI Gospel
Endorsement by Aaron Lindsey
"Monica Coates possesses the experience, intellect, and 'straight - forward' attitude to coach a project or artist in the right direction. Her ability to hear the vision, then offer wisdom (spiritual and conventional) is admirable. Monica has a heart to serve and pours herself into whatever she commits to."
Aaron Lindsey, Grammy and Stellar-award-winning producer/songwriter