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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.
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Handling Your Music Finances From a Business Manager and Accountant

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This week on the New Music Business, I spoke with Pink Noise’s business manager Khloe Churko, alongside tax preparer and fellow podcaster Stephanie Belcher. We dive deep into the weeds of music industry finances including bookkeeping, 1099s, LLCs versus S Corps, DBAs, how PROs pay artists, and so much more!

4:00 Welcome
7:30 What does a business manager do?
9:00 Sirius XM and Sound Exchange
13:30 Bookkeeping process
17:45 Taxes
22:00 What is a tax return?
32:30 LLC Vs. S Corp
45:45 Payroll
49:00 AB5 Law
53:30 LLC Vs. S Corp (Continued)
1:02:30 Doing business as (DBA)
1:04:00 Working with your Performing Rights Organization (PRO)
1:06:30 What’s wrong with Legal Zoom
1:08:00 Alternative to Legal Zoom
1:11:20 Statewide tax rates
1:14:45 Thank yous and final question

Edited and mixed by Maxton Hunter
Music by Brassroots District
Produced by the team at Ari’s Take

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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.

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