Antonio Ponce, author of Don’t Forget the Business in the Music Business, recently posted a new blog about financial responsibility and budgeting for bands. Titled “Band Budget – Tips On How To Keep Money In The Bank For Band Expenses”, Ponce gives musicians tips on how to organize their finances for the future.
“Having your own personal budget under control is huge for band success and for your own personal life. Money in the bank means you have access to open more doors. You can get to any out of town showcases, you can have merch and recordings”.
In other words, the more money a band takes in, the more money they can spend on travel and other necessary costs. Makes a lot of sense.
You can read the full blog here.
If learning the ins and outs of the music business sounds interests you, JAZZ.FM91 and TD partnered together and are hosting a free music business seminar. On Sunday February 26 at the JAZZ.FM91 Long & McQuade Performance Hall learn from leading industry personalities, develop key skills, participate in engaging discussions, and network with fellow artists.
- utilizing social media
- getting your music online
- maximizing your money
- touring internationally
- proper career management
- recording a record
- booking performances
- building an audience
The seminar features a key note address by New York-based jazz aficionado Ken Druker. Other speakers include accountant Jae Gold, Canadian jazz artists Robi Botos, JAZZ.FM91 host Garvia Bailey, and Eek Productions director Erin Kinghorn.
If you want to go to the seminar, registration is required here.