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How do I affordably start a music/art/educational LLC and non-profit?

I am a known financially developmentally delayed idiot. No really. I hate money. And I want to start a music and art festival on a slim budget and start building a framework to be able to raise funds for it and keep it all clean and kosher and separate while keeping my day job and tax bracket. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Help my friend name her business!

My friend would love MetaFilter's help as she goes through the process of naming her piano and voice studio. [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises on Feb 24, 2015 - 17 answers

Need advice for setting up a crowdfunded music festival

A group of friends and I have been considering setting up a small music festival around May next year and are trying to get our heads around what we will need to think about, so that we can work out the cost of it all. Extended explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 27, 2014 - 3 answers

Business, Murakami, DFW, and Music

Book suggestions for a gift exchange recipient that combine business, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, and/or music? (here's hoping my recipient isn't also a Mefite!) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

A challenging question about tape, money, and copyright law. Dive in!

I have come into possession of a very rare item. How can I make a whole lot of money on it? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 8, 2014 - 16 answers

What to consider and how much to charge for freelance jingles?

How much should I charge companies to write and record 30-60 second instrumental jingles to help sell their products on websites? [more inside]
posted by priested on Nov 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business?

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Oct 23, 2012 - 8 answers

How tpo locatea singer's representative or agent

I am trying to help a good cause that books talent once a year for a fund raiser. They would like to try book John Mayer, the singer, if possible, but need an agent to get in touch with; how do I find the person or agency represent this performer?
posted by Postroad on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Who/what has inspired you to have more passion and better work ethic?

I'm looking for inspirational stories of people with a vision they're passionate about, and the work ethic to accomplish what they set out to. Tales that make you come away thinking "Yes, that is how I want to be living my life" and charge you up for the work you're doing. They don't have to be people you'd generally admire or seek to emulate - whatever their goals, it's that spark/drive/dedication/grit I'm most interested in. [more inside]
posted by ChristopherS on Nov 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Finder's fee for connecting unsigned band to financial backer/manager

One client of mine, a wealthy entrepreneur, recently expressed interest in being connected with another client, a local band with tons of potential. Now that I've connected them, he's investing a lot of money into their next album and tour. So where does my cut come in? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Nov 7, 2010 - 16 answers

What music should we play in our retail store?

I need to put together playlists for a new retail store Mrs. Webhund and I are opening soon. We're both totally NOT the musical types, but don't want to go the commercial "muzak" route. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Sep 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Where to find insurance for a music booking agent?

I'm a music booking agent. I need liability insurance... Why can't I find it anywhere? [more inside]
posted by vilolagrl on May 27, 2010 - 10 answers

I want to offer internships/ employ interns this summer, help me cover my legal, tax, etc bases...

How to have interns/offer internships - legal, tax, employment issues, etc. ? [more inside]
posted by vilolagrl on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there software that can help me sell my band's music online?

How can I sell my band's album online? I'd like to use software hosted on my own server so that someone can pay me and get a digital download. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I launch my label correctly?

I'm launching a digital record label this month. I live in Canada on an unrestricted work permit. I'm still a US citizen. Can I incorporate? Should I incorporate? Where? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Oct 15, 2009 - 3 answers

What, that's not my song!

If you're a performer, and a record label tries to release a single (that you had nothing to do with) with your name on it and tries to pass it off as your work, what legal action could you take to stop it?
posted by empath on Jun 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I pay to have my music on an online portfolio?

Is there a website to submit your music portfolio for a fee in order for clients to be able to select from? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 22, 2008 - 2 answers

How to protect my music?

How to protect my music on the internet? Or elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

In the Shadow of Itunes

What is a fair amount for an independant label to pay artists? [more inside]
posted by melt away on Jul 3, 2007 - 9 answers

My high school junior insists on leaving home someday ...

Best undergraduate options for the business of music/music managment majors? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Mar 26, 2007 - 15 answers

Good cheap wholesale music distributors

I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Nov 1, 2006 - 3 answers

Why are CD/DVD releases always on Tuesday?

They're talking today about "Super CD Tuesday" on MSNBC...Why are CD/DVD releases always on Tuesday?
posted by clgregor on Jun 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Why are there no music CD rental outfits?

This question got me thinking... Why is it that there are video and game rental outlets (Blockbu$ter, Hollywood, etc) but not CD rental outlets here in the US? Anyone know anything about the license agreements video rental outlets sign and in turn what license agreements one accepts when they purchase a CD from a store? Why wouldn't I be able to rent out my CDs? You'd think in this day of iPods, CDRs and such large hard drives, this would be a killer busines to get into.
posted by pwb503 on Nov 18, 2004 - 23 answers

Indie Labels

I'm giving a presentation on independent music and I'd like to sum up the practices of the five four major labels. To do so, I want to hand out a nice little visual of all the companies owned by these super-conglomerates. I remember seeing an excellent visual chart with all the branching labels and sublabels, but I've been searching and searching to no avail. Does anyone remember this site?
posted by themadjuggler on Sep 16, 2004 - 9 answers

Money for Music

I was explaining to a friend of mine how little music artists make. I've heard they sometimes only make pennies on every CD that is sold. Are there any graphs or charts, (a pie chart would be ideal) on the internet that show where the money would go from the sale of a CD and who pockets what? It seems like something simple that someone should have figured out and put together, but Google is failing me.
posted by banished on Jul 31, 2004 - 10 answers

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