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May 23, 2019

We’re continuing with our interview with award winning Gospel Radio Promoter and Entrepreneur, Eboni Funderburk. Be sure to listen to Part 1! Eboni has worked over two decades in the Gospel music industry and is the founder of EFG Promotions + Consulting in 2008 where she provides full service promotions services for both label touting and independent artists. In this episode, Eboni shares practical tips that all independent artists and aspiring music business personnel need to know.

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

During this episode, Eboni shares:

  • How to garner hometown support as an independent artist
  • The role of core members every artist must need on their team
  • Costs associated with being an artist and what to look out for in your budget
  • Why it’s important to get industry executives (not your friends) to critique your work before you distribute it and how to do it
  • The reason why “It all starts with a song”

Mentioned in this episode:

  • PD/MD: (Program Directors and Music Directors) In radio or television, a program director or director of programming is the person who develops or selects some or all of the content that will be broadcast. Music Directors also work to influence and select songs for airplay (source: wikipedia)
  • The Pew Report: (The Pew Research Center) Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. (source:
  • Gospel Music Industry Roundup by Lisa Collins: Magazine database of all Gospel industry events, conferences, radio stations, producers, etc. (available at:
  • 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