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

Get Your Band’s Name on Stage

Here’s the video transcript: Getting your band’s name on stage is important because… If you tell me something (like your band’s name) I’m probably going to forget it. I’d like to blame this on maturity (code for loss of memory due to old age), but I’ve always been this way. Sometimes I have an earth … Read more

Do Real Bands Play Cover Tunes?

Here’s the video transcript: YES! Bands that do not play cover tunes are either already famous (so other people are covering their songs) or aren’t playing out much at all. Even if your band never intends to perform live, there are still many great reasons to learn cover tunes. One of the most important reasons … 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

Buying Your First Microphone

One of the first pieces of equipment every band needs to purchase is microphones. So, you pile in the van and head off to the local music store… only to find a huge, ginormous selection and “helpful” sales people speaking a language you do not understand… you ask yourself, “Do these sales clerks get paid … Read more

Find a Place for Your Band to Practice

Band practice is where most of the really hard work of a band happens; it can be challenging. Finding the right place to practice can help reduce the stress of relationships within the band, or make them more difficult. Here’s the transcript from the video: Today we’re talking about finding a place for your Christian … Read more

Where to Find New Members for Your Christian Band

My inbox almost always contains several requests to help a band find a musician or a musician find a band.  The consistency of these requests tells me that this is not a seasonal problem, nor are Christian bands exempt from losing members.  It seems to be just a fact of band life that from time … 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

Cords and Cables: What You Need to Know to Get Your Band’s Gear Working Well

You have heard the saying “Use the right tool for the job”… this is especially true for all the cords and cables that connect your bands equipment. • Does your system hum loudly? • Do you frequently replace damaged cords? • Have you fried speakers? There might not be anything wrong with your equipment. These … Read more