Indie musicians are dear to me for more than one reason, and a big one is the fact my daughters earn a living writing, composing, and performing their original works. There are many websites offering to help indie musicians, and a number of those are predatory. Some sites talk a lot but do a little.
The morning news brought an update on a legal case dating to 2018 regarding a contract related to Coachella policy. Originally tossed, the case is now back in play. We should ask ourselves if the overturn was a good idea.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fulltime working musician or someone who does it as a hobby. If you derive income from your performances, songwriting, or other source, you will be on the hook to report that income when federal (or state, where applicable) tax time rolls around. That’s one aspect among many of doing music for pay.
Jacksonville’s Film and Television Office held a forum at the main library on February 20 and it was a must-attend if you’re an aspiring or working musician. The “inaugural” Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum featured a stellar lineup of panelists and hosts.