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The Long and Winding Tax Road: What Every Musician Should Do to Prep for Tax Season

Now that the New Year has begun it’s the perfect time to make sure you are hitting all the right notes for Uncle Sam and to get the finances for your music business in order. Here are four things every musician should do to prepare themselves for the upcoming tax filing season.

Cory Brodack Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize For "Nodus Tollens"

The jury also awarded Special Distinction to Ryan Lindveit for "Close Up at a Distance," a 12-minute work for full orchestra.

VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 5 - Anaïs Mitchell

Anaïs Mitchell is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter with an overflowing font of projects. Her best-known triumph: Hadestown, a homespun "folk opera" that transformed into a Tony-winning, Grammy-nominated Broadway musical. On January 24, Mitchell releases her debut with indie-folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman, reinterpreting timeless traditional songs. In this episode, VERSED correspondent Sarah Finegold speaks with Anaïs about living in the world of Hadestown, songwriting craft, tattoos and more. Erik and guest host Etan Rosenbloom also sound off on some of the stories we're following as we head into this year's jam-packed awards season. PLUS: Music Business Toolbox Founder (and music biz man about town) Bryan Calhoun offers some #SoundAdvice!

2020 Sundance ASCAP Music Café: Bandits on the Run

Bandits on the Run is Brooklyn's very own criminal whimsy ring composed of cello, guitar, suitcase drum, accordion, various toy instruments and a heavy dose of three-part harmony. Veterans of the NYC busking scene, the trio specialize in coloring any old place with a distinctive atmosphere, easily connecting with an audience while trading off frontman roles. Their indie-folk sincerity recently caught the eyes and ears of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest, earning them a spot in the Top Shelf Entries of 2019 and a performance in their On the Road Showcase.

Registration Open for the 2020 ASCAP Experience

We've reimagined and relocated the largest gathering of music creators in North America. Taking place April 1-3 in DTLA, the ASCAP Experience (formerly the ASCAP EXPO) offers a holistic take on what being a professional music creator means today. Get your passes now for the lowest prices.

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