Meet the Musicworks Panelist: Shane Matthewson

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Coming up on Thursday, March 2, MKM Management and KEN Mode's, Shane Matthewson will be joining us for our MusicWorks workshop, Dollars and Sense, Tax and Accounting for the Music Business. Get to know him a little better through this short Q+A… 

MKM Management Services' Shane Matthewson is a JUNO and Western Canadian Music Award winning musician and Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of public accounting, income tax, and small business management experience. Through managing his own band KEN mode, he has gained the experience and expertise to assist musicians and record labels in navigating the choppy waters of the today’s music industry environment.

What’s your favourite flavour of potato chip? 

Miss Vickie’s Lime and Black Pepper

What’s the last album you listened to in its entirety? 

Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork

Favourite WWF wrestler? 

Brutus the Barber Beefcake

First concert? 

Kittens, Guy Smiley, and the Umpires

Robots or dinosaurs? 



Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. In this workshop, Shane Matthewson will help you prepare for the latter through an overview of accounting and income tax from the perspective of a typical musician/music company. Topics covered will include: accounting basics, sales taxes, grants and subsidies, and business structures.

MusicWorks DIY Series offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.

Register online, or to get more info, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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