End of the Year Band Evaluation – Part 2

  Here’s the video transcript: This is Part Two of your Christian Band’s End of the Year Evaluations. If you haven’t seen Part One, please go back and watch it, we discussed your band’s physical assets. CLICK HERE to watch Plan Your Band’s Success with an End of the Year Band Evaluation – Part One … 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

Get Endorsements for Your Christian Band

Here’s the video transcript: Every musician and band wants free stuff: instruments, sound equipment, lights, cases, and strings are expensive, and free is always better. Every band wants to feel important and say, “We’re endorsed by this famous company.”   You probably can get endorsements for your Christian band. They just won’t be the ones … 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

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

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 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

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

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

Save Money on Batteries for Musicians

Christian bands go through 9V and AA batteries quicker than the Federal government spends your tax dollars. There is not a lot you can do about the country’s spending habits. But you can cut your band’s expenses by purchasing batteries inexpensively and using them wisely. Here’s what does not work well: ● Using rechargeable batteries. … 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

Guitar Pick Punch

Have you seen these guitar pick punches? They use scrap plastic such as store rewards cards and cut them into the shape of guitar picks. Here is the brand that is most highly rated and most often purchased on Amazon: Pick Punch As with all equipment, guitar pick punch reviews are mixed. Some people love … Read more