I play in two bands, and I'm the main leader and visionary in one of them, and in the other one, the leadership is shared between three of us. I tend to be a shaker and a mover in that band too. Well, both bands needs investment to pull of the higher paying corporate gigs and weddings and festivals we want to do. We need subwoofers for the shared leadership band (we don't want to rent for reasons I won't go into), as well as marketing materials. For my visonary band (the one I lead pretty much alone) I've already put money into a website domain name, hosting after my free hosting service wouldn't let me point to it anymore, high quality pamphlets, business cards, CD's and classy envelopes that fit our personna. I don't want to have to keep doing this on my own dime and taking only a playing musicians share, and unfortunately the club circuit doesn't pay enough for me to take a leader's fee. Have you come up with any ways of funding the band so that it doesn't fall all on one guy that doesn't tick people off -- especially musicians who just want play and earn money, and not be involved in the business end of things? Or do you think the investment comes with the territory of being a leader in the group until the band can command enough money to pay everyone fairly AND give a decent leader's fee?