Do it Yourself: Music Business Basics

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 at 5:30pm
Jason Smith, Manager, Music Programs Manitoba Film & Music
Manitoba Music Resource Center
1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg MB



Jason Smith

Learn the basics in accounting, basic management, setting up a band agreement, registering your business, understanding royalties, commission vs. fee for service.



No matter what business you’re in, day to day management, registering your business, and basic accounting techniques are an important part of making a living doing what you love. In this session, participants will learn about the benefits of preparing and keeping proper books, how to account for inventory, basic management techniques, and setting up a band agreement.


About Jason Smith

Jason has enjoyed success for over two decades in many positions within the local, national and international music industries. He has had 14 years experience as co-owner and operator of record label, Smallman Records (with over 50 releases internationally and over 100,000 albums sold to date); as production manager with Paquin Entertainment; production manager of Edgefest, concert production work for The Union and Live Nation concerts; MUCH MUSIC and the Music West Festival; and as a musician for five years as lead guitar, vocals and manager with Twelve Eyes.  Jason is currently the Music Programs Manager at Manitoba Film and Music.


Contact: Roland Deschambault
Phone: 204-975-5188


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