Being in a band is like running a very unorthodox and difficult-to-manage small business. Even if you’ve got support from a label, the day-to-day financial transactions can bog down what really matters when it comes to being in a band— making and performing music. It’s a cycle, though. In order to make music and perform, of course, bands have to spend money. Recording equipment or studio time, gas for the touring van, guitar picks— it all adds up. And since most bands have more than one member, problems can easily arise from financial situations.