If you live in Austin, the ATX Music Office and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts are hosting a workshop to help you “Get Your Money!” This workshop is focusing on SoundExchange and the union IP funds. Both SoundExchange and the AFM/SAG-AFTRA IP Rights Distribution Fund make a big effort to encourage artists and musicians to sign up and claim money that each organization may already be holding for creatives.
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The workshop is the first of a series co-sponsored by ATX Music, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts and Capitol View Arts.
This is a “how to” event led by Don Pitts of the ATX Music Office, Sean Glover of SoundExchange and TALA volunteer attorney Chris Castle to help Austin artists sign up for SoundExchange and the union IP funds. The idea for the workshop grew out of the ATX Music Office’s ground breaking Austin Music Census.
Who should attend? Artists and musicians, indie labels, lawyers, managers, accountants and business managers.
When? September 16! Sean and Chris will present at 4:30 pm. and again at 6:30 pm, but will be available to help you with sign ups from 4-8pm.
Where? Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capitol of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78704 (Brody Oaks Shopping Center Behind Toys R Us)
What to bring: Important! A list of your recordings (try this SoundExchange Repertoire Template worksheet), completed IRS Form W-9, government ID and a photocopy, voided check for direct deposit. At a minimum, the list of your recordings should have artist name and track name.
A completed AFM/SAG-AFTRA Participant Information Form available here.
Search the SoundExchange and IP Fund Sites: SoundExchange and the unions may be holding money for you now!
ATX Music has a partial list of Austin-area artists who may be have money, and you can and should check yourself:
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