Which Records to Keep to File Your Christian Band’s Income Taxes

Here’s the video transcript: In Part One of this series we talked about Why Your Christian Bans Should File Income Taxes. Now we’re talking about the information and records you need to keep to file your Christian band’s income taxes correctly. Good record keeping is a part of any business or ministry. Most people do … Read more

Why Should Your Christian Band File Income Taxes?

Here’s the video transcript: Look at Matthew 22:15-21 “Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know how honest you are. You teach … 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 note … Read more

FREE Mixing Webinar with Bobby Owsinski

Bobby Owsinski is the master of mixing. Check out his YouTube channel for this free webinar and many other videos on making your band sound great! This webinar promotes his mixing video course at the end, but there’s so much info packed into this fee video that it’s definitely worth watching even if you don’t … Read more

How Much Should Your Christian Band Charge to Play a Show?

Here’s the video transcript: One of the most common questions Christian bands ask is, “How much should my band charge to play a show?” No one ever likes the answer: “new bands do not get to charge, they are blessed if they get paid at all.” In fact, the band is blessed if anyone asks … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Play FREE Shows?

Here’s the video transcript: One of the questions I get asked frequently is “Should my Christian band play free shows?” My answer is not what most people expect, but it makes sense if you’re willing to stop and think instead of looking for a quick and easy rule to apply to your ministry. When anyone … Read more

Books Every Christian Musician Should Read

There are so many music how-to book available. How do you know which ones to spend time reading and which ones will actually give you super helpful advice? Here’s my personal list of books every musician should read (and own to use as a reference book later): Music Ministry (Of course I am going to … Read more

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 … Read more

The Ministry of Art

  Why Christians Must Use Art as a Ministry in Our Culture Here’s the video and audio transcript: The ministry of art is important to God because it is unlike any other tool we have to change our world. Typically people communicate by talking, teaching and sermons are examples. We hear the words, process them … Read more

Merch – Christian Musicians Devotional

Merch Reminds Fans of God's Work - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Choosing new merchandise is always an exciting experience. We evaluate merchandise from last year, looking at what sold well and what did not. Hopefully this evaluation helps us make better decisions about which merchandise to purchase this year. In all the busyness of evaluating, designing, choosing, and purchasing new merchandise let’s not forget why we have merchandise in … Read more

Songs of Joy in the Wilderness – The Christian Musicians Devotional

Songs of Joy - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Many Christian musicians do not get to church as often as we would like because of late night Saturday shows and travelling. This does not make us “bad” Christians, but it can tend to leave us feeling malnourished in our faith. We must become spiritually self-feeding, especially when there is no one else around to encourage … Read more