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.
Blake Shelton is traditionally thought of as a country music star, but with a new duet, it looks like the crooner is going full pop. A new release, “Nobody but You”, a duet with his heart throb Gwen Stefani, got tongues to wagging on social media. Are Stefani and Shelton getting married? Already married? Whatever.
The main question I’d like to ask Shelton, after listening to tepid lyrics and a score that sounds close to a Broadway musical number, is:
If you haven’t read the sad tale of iHeart Media’s latest strategy and the impact on its stations and listeners, listen up. The nation’s largest owner of radio stations has resorted to a slash and burn policy affecting markets across the country, including in my home city. More than 850 stations are in the conglomerate, and a number of top hosts have been laid off.