Music Manager

The New Tax Guide For Writers, Artists, Performers & Other Creative People

By Peter Jason Riley, CPA Musicians and taxes don’t seem to mix very well. Taxes and administrating the business of music are often last on the list of concerns for the working musician. The artist temperament simply does not interface well with the exacting rule-filled world of federal and state taxation. Musicians avoid the whole …

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Acting as Your Own Music Manager? Learn the Basics of a Good Booking Agreement

One of the tasks that you’ll need to deal with when acting as your own music manager, is the signing of booking agreements. These are also referred to as performance agreements or engagement contracts. These contracts are legally binding and apply to any live performance. Whether you’re playing a small gig or a major venue, …

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5 Financial Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Making it as Your Own Music Manager

We’ve had a lot of articles discussing the advantages of acting as your own music manager. But, there are certain responsibilities that come with these dual roles. One such responsibility is the handling your finances. You’re in charge of keeping track of earnings from gigs, online sales, and other revenue streams. And, you’ll need to …

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