Financial Advice for Christian Musicians

Use all your talents to create income Here’s the video transcript: Making a living in the music ministry is not easy; there is no guarantee that you will ever be able to support yourself or your family from money you make with your ministry or your music. The way most Christians picture the Christian musician … Read more

Performance Rights Organizations: Working with the PRO’s

Performance Rights Organizations are known as PRO’s, which is pronounced by saying each individual letter P.R.O.—like NPR for National Public Radio. Confusion can sometimes set in because ‘pro’ is the short term for professional. PRO’s do not necessarily mean pro (professional). This is important to know not only to sound professional when you are talking … Read more

How Many Band Members Should be in Your Christian Band?

Keeping a consistent line up is one of the most difficult aspects of being in a Christian band. I am frequently asked to locate Christian musicians to be in a particular band and then asked to help solve the problems created by having the wrong people in a band. Unfortunately, this is a dilemma we … 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

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

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