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

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

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

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

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

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