Christian Band Press Kit Test

Your Christian bands press kit is like a businessman’s resume—a good resume usually gets the better job, a poor resume usually means unemployment. The press kit is the main tool that music business people use to learn about your band’s music. It should clearly communicate the message of the band in an effort to expand … Read more

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

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

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

Does Your Christian Band Need a Manager?

How do you know if your Christian band needs to hire a manager? Who do you hire? When should you hire? Answering these questions incorrectly can leave your band broke. Be careful when hiring a band manager. Here’s the video transcript: There comes a time when most Christian bands need to hire a manager. The … Read more

Booking Your Christian Band at Churches

Playing at Churches is the mainstay for most Christian bands. But getting the initial booking to play at a Church can be difficult. Churches tend to book on established relationships with the artist. In other words, if you do not know a key person in the Church your band is not going to get to … Read more

Band Biographies – Essential to Your Bands Press Kit?

Band biographies are frequently left out of press kits. They are difficult to write, especially for a young band. More often than not, new bands biographies come off as silly and are detrimental to the bands ministry. But, well crafted band biographies can be used to demonstrate the professionalism of the band when handling business … Read more