My band is at the point where we have enough visibility and demand to start charging modest fees for appearances. There are three of us in the band, and one member (singer/g*****ist/songwriter) owns most of the PA equipment, mics, cords, etc. We'd like to set up a fee structure like this: $0.375 per mile per band member for travel + $100 flat fee For example, we have a gig coming up that is 80 miles away from us, and so we're charging $100 + (0.375)(3 band members)(160 miles round trip) = $280. Like I said, modest. My real question is what would be a fair way to divide up the money so that group needs are met (e.g. replacing aging mic cords, paying for the band's web site domain hosting, etc.) and each of us gets a little money on the side. I was thinking something like, each band member gets 10% of the proceeds as personal income; the other 70% is simply put in the bank, and if there is a band cost we have a vote as a band as to how to spend the money. With the example above, each of us would get $28 and the remaining $252 goes in the bank. But that procedure doesn't reimburse band members for their true mileage; technically each of us should get the $0.375 per mile, which is $60 per person, and the flat fee of $100 goes into the bank. Has anybody else dealt with this issue? What's worked for you?