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"Business Tips for the Working Musician" May 11th

 

When:  May 11, 2016,  
Time:  6:30pm networking;  7pm - workshop
Where:  Dugout 54,  5328 W. Bluemound Rd
 
"Business Tips for the Working Musician"

As musicians we tend to love the creative aspects of performing and promoting, so making action plans, paying bills and record-keeping just aren't as much fun. But you know what's even less fun? Playing to an empty room, receiving a phone call from a collection agency, a letter from the IRS, getting sued, or having your gear damaged or stolen.

Whether you're part-time or full-time, a performer or a songwriter, you will want to join us at this month's WAMI general membership meeting as we discuss how to handle the day-to-day business aspects of your music endeavors. 

Besides practical advice you can use right away, our panel of experts will provide a broad overview of the basics including marketing (traditional & digital), tracking income & expenses, legal items, taxes, insurance, loss prevention & recovery, and other fundamental aspects. Panel members include a CPA tax accountant, a social media specialist, an insurance agent, a business management professional, and a loss prevention/recovery specialist. The 45 minute presentation overview will include time for general questions, after which the panel will be available for individual questions on a one-on-one basis.