End of the Year Band Evaluation

Part One: Physical Assets Band evaluations are usually done once a year near the end of October. The summer fests are over, the back to school gigs have been played. For most bands, a few fall and holiday shows are coming up, but playing out is beginning to slow down for a couple months.  Rest and … Read more

Fanfunding and Crowdfunding for Christian Bands

Crowdfunding also known as fanfunding is the social network of fundraising… a tool to raise money for your next project by combining the resources of millions of potential investors. Does your next project need money? Instead of hitting up your relatives for a loan, consider doing fundraising online through Crowdfunding. There are several funding platforms … Read more

EIN Numbers for Christian Bands

My Christian Band is NOT a Hobby. What’s Next? Let’s assume you have read “Band Business Structure 101: Is your Christian Band a Business or a Hobby?” and determined that your band is no longer a hobby. Your band has determined that you are actually a small business operating as a partnership. Let’s also assume … Read more

Does your Christian Band NEED an Entertainment Attorney?

An entertainment attorney is a lawyer that specializes in the specific issues of the entertainment industry. Just as you would not go to your family doctor to do brain surgery; you should not go to your regular family attorney to deal with entertainment issues.  Your family attorney is probably a fine person, but they just … Read more

How To Create and Use a Band One-Sheet

What is a One-Sheet? A One-Sheet is appropriately named—it is one sheet of 8 ½” x 11” paper that gives all the necessary information about your band and your newest music release. Think of it as a promotional piece that gives more information than your business card and less than your band’s full press kit. … Read more

Registering Songwriting Copyrights

Registering your songs copyrights does not give you more copyrights. It does make them easier to prove. Registering your bands songs with the Copyright Office is somewhat confusing to many Christian musicians. Why should you register or not register? When should your register? How do you do it? How much does it cost? These are … Read more

Copyright Notice – Your First Line of Defense in Copyright Protection

Copyright Notice is your Christian bands first line of defense for Copyright protection. Your Christian bands copyright notice is like a speed limit sign. Picture driving down the freeway in a brand new Lamborghini, borrowed from a friend. The music is loud, the sun is setting, and the day is perfect… until you see red … Read more