What should I do when I am contacted on social media by someone claiming to be TobyMac?
Unfortunately there are people out there who pretend to be someone well-known and trusted on social media in order to make contact with the person’s audience and solicit money from them. The best course of action is to report the impersonator account and do not interact with it. Never approve a friend request or message request from “TobyMac” as it is coming from an impersonator account. (This does not mean that TobyMac’s page was hacked or that your account was hacked.) All of the official TobyMac social media accounts are verified so look for the blue badge with a checkmark next to the username. Impersonators on Instagram grab a username similar to @officialtobymac but if you look carefully, you’ll see a letter missing or added. TobyMac’s username on Instagram and Twitter is now @tobymac.
If you do not know how to report an account, send the link to the impersonator’s profile (Facebook) or the Instagram username via email to Jess the WebGirl.
When is TobyMac coming to perform in my city?
The Tour page is updated with the latest touring itinerary for TobyMac and is your best source of information for when and where live shows will take place. Additionally, you can sign up on the email list* to be notified when shows are coming to your area.
(*go to tobymac.com, scroll down past the THE BEAT, put your email and zip code into the black boxes and click the green “Follow the Beat” button)
How do I get TobyMac to play in my town?
There are many factors that go into booking a TobyMac concert. If you are interested in booking TobyMac, please submit an inquiry form via CAA.
Where can I send mail to TobyMac?
If you would like to send physical mail to TobyMac, please address it to: TobyMac ℅ True Artist Management 227 Third Avenue North Franklin, TN 37064
Who is “Jess the WebGirl?”
Jess is a longtime DC Talk/TobyMac fan (one of the creators of the now defunct ardent-enthusiast.com) who has worked with TobyMac and his management since 2003. She updates the web site, answers email, creates and sends the newsletters and helps with social media. She works part-time from her home office in Fort Worth, Texas. You can follow her (@webgirljess) on Twitter and Instagram.
Can I return an item I purchased from the online store?
We only accept returns for errors in fulfillment (i.e. we sent you the wrong size or item) or if the merchandise is defective. If you ordered the incorrect size, you can ship us back the apparel and we can send you a different size, as long as we have it in stock. You will be responsible for return shipping. Please contact us to begin the return process.
How do I get permission to use a TobyMac song?
To request permission to use a TobyMac song in a presentation, video, etc. please visit the Capitol licensing website.
Where can I get TobyMac press materials?
All press materials are available from True Artist Management.
How do I request an interview with TobyMac?
Serious media inquiries only should be submitted here.
What inspired the album title Eye On It and the corresponding album cover?
TobyMac explains: “Though the world can twist almost anything for bad, my intentions were pure regarding the focused eye in my artwork. I am an athlete and my Dad always told me to keep my ‘eye on it’ in the context of focusing on the ball. So that’s where the album title originated. Then, translating that analogy to life, fixing my eye on what matters to me—Jesus and my walk with Him. I also love this verse – Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body, when your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. (Matthew 6:22)”
What is the song “Ill-M-I” about?
TobyMac answers: “‘Ill-M-I’ was originally done by an artist called Soul-Junk. I talked to Glenn Galaxy (the songwriter) a lot before I put that song on the record because I wanted to know exactly what he was writing about. It’s the only song I’ve really ever covered … I just loved the feel and the flow of it so much—it’s just raw hip hop. What people should know about this lyric is that ‘ill am I’ actually means “broken am I.” The next line says ‘and you, illuminati coming through’ … illuminati is defined as persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment. So when I talked to Glenn, he confirmed that the song was really speaking out against a Pharisee-type attitude, like, ‘holier than thou.’ So the chorus is saying, ‘broken am I, and you, those who claim to possess superior enlightenment, are coming through,’ as in, ‘you’re spiritually enlightened, you have it all together.’ [sarcasm implied] But of course, they really don’t, and the song stands to remind us that we’re all broken.
Obviously I’ve been made aware that there’s supposedly a secret society called “the Illuminati” that dates back for years … but I don’t know much about it beyond that. I know I’m a follower of Jesus Christ and that neither the song ‘Ill-M-I’ nor the album artwork was intended to refer to that usage of the word illuminati. It just has nothing to do with my world, or following Jesus, or raising my kids and loving my wife.”