New International Touring Tax Will Hurt Canadian Music Scene

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This week my inbox has been abuzz with emails from friends and industry contacts about the recent touring tax implemented by the federal government, and how the changes will impact the Canadian music scene. What Does the Touring Tax Mean? The touring tax requires that any venue with a primary business other than music (i.e food, liquor, etc.), which also books … Read More

Kurt Dahl Moves to Murphy and Company Law

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After three great years at D’Eith and Company Entertainment here in Vancouver, I’m very excited to announce my move to Murphy and Company Law as of September 1, 2013. Whether you are an artist, manager, producer, record label, publisher, booking agent, promoter, or film producer, I have a wealth of experience to help you make the most of your business … Read More

Volkswagen rips off band…and gets away with it?

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Just read a very interesting article here about an ongoing dispute happening between US ‘dream pop’ duo Beach House and car manufacturer Volkswagen. The bone of contention is that VW ‘ripped off’ Beach House’s song ‘Take Care’ in their most recent ad campaign for the VW Polo. Watch the VW Polo ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oeKuFs0KxO8 Listen to ‘Take Care’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U_t5vR1U9AU … Read More

5 Things to Look For in a Management Deal

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The most important member of our team is your manager, and the most important agreement you as a musician will sign is an Artist Management Agreement. Managers have never played a more important role in the music industry than they do today, and your manager will likely have a greater impact on your career than any other person on your team (besides … Read More