Ep. 12: Married Musicians Build Music Academy Business From Scratch

Listen to Episode 12: iTunes - Spotify - Stitcher - Soundcloud

Jiyoung Johnston, director and co-founder of Lone Star Music Academy, exhibits equally strong performance and education abilities in classical and jazz music.

Native of Korea, she started piano at the age of 5 and was trained in classical music. While in Korea, she won 1st prize in numerous competitions including the National Student Piano Competition (1992) and Honam Art Competition (1993). In 1992, she was one of the...

Continue Reading...

Ep. 11: Contracts: Don't Play A Note Without One

Listen on: iTunes - Spotify - Stitcher - Soundcloud

As intimidating as a contract sounds, it can be quite relieving and lead to healthier personal and business relationships. A simple way to lighten the mood is to use the word “agreement” instead of “contract.” This implies both parties are equal in negotiations and “agree” to the terms at hand.

Agreements protect both parties in the event one or more terms are violated and come in many forms. ...

Continue Reading...

Ep. 10: A Vocalist & Educator Buys Her Dream Home With 20% Down

Listen to Episode 10: iTunes - Spotify - Stitcher - Soundcloud

Having completed a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the world-renown University of North Texas, Emily is a well-rounded and confident vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator with extensive skills and knowledge in and of jazz theory, jazz history, improvisation, research, pedagogy, and vocal physiology.  Emily currently resides near Salt Lake City, Utah and is the owner, manager, and instructor at Emily...

Continue Reading...

Ep. 9: Do Musicians Need Insurance?

Listen to Episode 9: iTunes - Spotify - Stitcher - Soundcloud

Many studies over the decades have concluded that over 40% of musicians do not have health insurance. Many of my colleagues and clients are in the same boat. With that in mind, how many musicians do you think have home, liability, disability or life insurance?

Insurance defined:

  1. A practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or...
Continue Reading...

Ep. 8: Tax Advice From An Entertainment CPA & Guitarist

Listen on: iTunes - Spotify - Stitcher - Soundcloud

Jon Thomas, born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting.  His interest and exposure to the Entertainment Field started early growing up in Los Angeles and spending time with his uncle who was formerly a child radio star and currently an entertainment event promoter.  Jon was involved...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Close

50% Complete

4 Simple Steps to Save an Emergency Fund

FREE PDF download detailing exactly how to build the most important tool for financial & creative freedom!