Those who watched the State of the Union may have caught wind of the President's plan to help small businesses with certain tax breaks. To clarify, it allows businesses to write off the full amount of qualifying equipment or software for the years 2010 and 2011. Normally these capital expenditures would be deducted gradually year by year, but this time you can write it all off in one go.
As an entertainment attorney my job is simple – help musicians. Sometimes helping involves revealing the bitter truth. Some bands want to gauge their industry success based on label partnerships. This is unrealistic.
Everyone is making all kinds of New Year Resolutions to have a better year. However, I think it is important to also recognize the things that you are already doing right! Some things just need more time, not a complete overhaul! Use this checklist to see how on track you are for an amazing 2011!
Booking 1. You have complete and up-to-date physical press kit and EPK (electronic press kit) so you’re ready for whatever a buyer asks you for. 2. You do your research before your call on a gig to make sure that you are a good fit. 3. You’ve studied some basic sales techniques so you can sell your act effectively.