b-side session: Money Management for the Musician

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9/25/19 7:00 pm EST
Third Coast Recording Company
1447 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI
United States
Contact: Elle Lively

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25th, 2019 // 7pm-8:30pm 
Third Coast Recording Company // Grand Haven, MI
$5 tickets available online // $10 at the door (all proceeds benefit Lakeshore Music Academy, 501c3)

GET EMPOWERED to rock your music career. Learn about how you can take control over your finances as an independent musician. You'll learn the answers to questions like...

What can I write off? 
Should I have a DBA for my music business?
How can I budget with a flexing income? 
How do I build credit or prove income when I'm self-employed? 
Plus, stick around for Q&A with the pros! 


Michelle is a self proclaimed "tax geek." After making a living as a performing musician and working in a number of administrative and bookkeeping positions in Texas, With an extensive background in the business world as a CFO and CPA, she made the decision to return to her true love and passion: helping small businesses and individuals. Michelle co-owns Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue with her husband and can be often be found behind the mixing board providing sound for many of the concerts in the venue. She is also is President of a non-profit organization Courtyard Concerts / Summer Sessions Waterfront Concert Series she co-founded with her husband. 

With an incredible knack for numbers and a gift for communication, Steph Belcher is one of Michigan's most sought-after business managers. Ms. Belcher became fluent in the language of financial management after spending nearly two decades working in artist management, booking, promotions, and marketing. She’s also served as a financial educator, marketing and economics entrepreneur, and small business tax preparer. She also teaches Self-Employment Skills and leads the Music Industry Studies Club at DIME Detroit, where she is the MIS Area Coordinator. She prepares tax returns at the Livonia CPA firm Cole, Newman, and Duran, CPA's and is the treasurer of the Women's Council for Art - Michigan. 

Guitarist of Desmond Jones and bookkeeper specializing in self-employed musicians. 

Financial advisor at Cia Segerlind - Northwestern Mutual in Grand Haven, specializing in self-employed individuals. 

This Is A Good Sound
Purchase Productions
Bear Mark Productions
Walk The Beat
Third Coast Recording Company
Crooked Tree Creative

Parking for this event is across the street in the KofC parking lot. 

Lakeshore Music Academy is bringing a music business education session series to artists in West Michigan. They are partnering with Walk the Beat, Crooked Tree Creative, Purchase Productions, Bearmark Productions, This Is A Good Sound, Aldea Coffee, Third Coast Recording Company and other west Michigan businesses to make the series a success. This hands on series is geared towards musicians of all ages who are interested in furthering their career in the music industry. The goal of these sessions is to give these artists concrete information to navigate the more daunting aspects of being a self-employed career musician. Each session has a specific topic with qualified panelists to answer questions, share their experiences, and provide resources. For example, some of the session topics include: Diversifying Your Music Career, Social Media, Building a Base, DIY Hacks, and more!

You’ll be able to find tickets and more information at www.lakeshoremusicacademy.org.