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May 15, 2019

Under the spotlight today we get to spend time with award winning Gospel Radio Promoter and Entrepreneur, Eboni Funderburk. Two decades working with Gospel mega stars such as Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful, Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard and others has proved Eboni’s staying power is nothing short of amazing...and her phone doesn’t stop ringing. After departing from her role as Senior Director of National Promotions at the nation’s top gospel label (Zomba/Verity/Sony), Eboni launched EFG Promotions + Consulting in 2008 where she provides full service promotions services for both label touting and independent artists. Eboni shares the faith and integrity that one must have to stay in demand and further their career.

Who this episode is for: aspiring artists and music industry personnel (i.e. singers, producers, musicians, artist managers)

During this episode, Eboni shares:

  • What can happen when faith drives your decisions
  • The peaks and valleys of leaving a steady paycheck
  • How loyalty and honesty led to working with one client for nearly a decade
  • How adding a promoter to your team can elevate to your budding career as an artist
  • The reason you must check your motives as an artist

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Payola: Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on commercial radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast, without announcing that there has been consideration paid in cash or in kind for its airplay adjacent to the recording's broadcast (source: wikipedia)
  • Street Day / Street Week: The day and or week a single or album becomes available for purchase/streaming in store or online. “Street week” is also the week that counts towards the first week sales of an album/single.
  • Glamazon Moms: Glamazon Moms is an online community of moms striving to be fierce, fabulous, and focused on career, family and most importantly faith. This group was founded by Eboni Funderburk

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Intro/Outro Music:

Waiting IV” by Celeste Betton