Get Money for Ministry by Selling Your Band’s Used Equipment

  Here’s the video transcript: Need more money for your Christian band’s ministry? One way to get it is to sell your band’s used equipment. After you’ve done your Christian band’s end of the year evaluation and set your goals for next year, you probably realize that your band does not expect to have enough … Read more

End of the Year Band Evaluation

  Here’s the video transcript: Before we get started I want to let you know that this video asks a lot of questions. If you’re like me, you’re probably watching while you’re doing something else—and that’s good—you’re using your time wisely. But this session is going to be challenging to apply unless you have notes. … Read more

Is Your Christian Band a Business or a Hobby?

Here’s the video transcript: Ideally, your Christian band is a ministry that changes the lives of people around you. But, how does your band’s ministry file taxes? How does your band get a bank account or a credit card? Does your band pay sales tax on equipment purchases? In short, how does your Christian band … Read more

Protect Your Band’s Name

  Here’s the video transcript: Once upon a time, a band picked a name they liked and started using it. They had t-shirts printed, business cards made, and ordered a banner for their stage and merchandise table. The band played shows for about a year, gaining a loyal following and doing quite well. Their website … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Use Performance Contracts?

  Here’s the video transcript: Should your Christian band use contracts? Contracts are intimidating. We have been led to believe that a contract must be drawn up by an attorney and is written in stone so to speak. But, neither of those is true. A contract is simply the written form of an agreement between … Read more

How to Get Your Christian Band Booked at State and County Fairs

Here’s the video transcript: State and county fairs are great places for Christian bands to play if the band can meet four basic criteria: ● The band does not perform an extreme style of music. Most fairs look for bands that perform country, blues, southern gospel, traditional folk, coffeehouse, and mild rock. Very few fairs … Read more

How much should your Music Ministry charge for performance fees?

Please listen to Part One of the is article: How much should my Christian Band charge to play a show? before moving on to this part.   Here’s the video transcript: Question: “How much should your Christian band charge to play a show?” Answer: “How well are you doing your job?” It is important to … Read more