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The resource section is where we will post articles, links, and industry news for entertainers and music industry professionals. Please check back often to see what has been posted, and if you know of any resources you think we should post, please send them using our contact form.

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Get Off On the Right Foot Financially (And Stay That Way) With Your New Spouse Radio Wedding Expo Show Podcast with Jerry “The Music CPA” Catalano

Steve and Sue conduct a crash course on how to make sure you and your new husband or wife are on the same page financially. Hear Jerry talk about the changes in tax status after getting married.



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How Some Rappers Have Influenced Irresponsible Spending

Today, rap music is filled with messages that tell it’s consumers what to buy and how much one must spend in order to be cool, hip, accepted, successful, and one of the new popular go-to words, “relevant.”



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Princes Estate Will Suffer $100M Tax Hit

The lack of planning done by Prince for his $250 million fortune offers a cautionary tale about the importance of estate planning. Princes assets will be distributed in ways he may not have wanted, and the estate will owe a $100 million tax payment to the federal government that could have been mitigated. Trusts could have averted the tax hit and ensured that Princes assets were distributed according to his wishes.





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Interview with Jerry The Music CPA Catalano on Getting There with Paul Puckett on April 20, 2016

In this April 20, 2016 episode, an interview with Jerry Catalano, CPA, of Catalano, Caboor in Lombard, IL. Jerry is a singer and guitarist and specializes in working with musicians, writers, filmmakers, and artists and is known as The Music CPA. He is also the singer and guitarist on today’s featured music from the band, 


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Interview with Jerry “The Music CPA” Catalano on CAN TV ONLY in the City of Chicago

Just wanted to give you a heads up of an interview I did that will be rebroadcast by popular demand ONLY in the City of Chicago on

CAN TV


Channel TV21 on:

Wednesday February 17, 2016 8:30 PM

Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30 PM

Please DVR it if you can and please let your music, film and entertainment colleagues in the City of Chicago know about it as well.

In the interview I talk about....


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6 Reasons Why You Haven’t Become A Professional Musician Yet

Out of all the musicians who try to make it in the music industry, very few ever will. This is because the majority of them spend their time doing things that won’t actually accomplish significant success in the music business. As a result, most musicians will become very frustrated and quit pursuing their musical dreams.

Here are six reasons why you have not become a professional musician yet, and what you should do to immediately move your career forward.



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11 Famous Singers Rejected by American Idol

Many talented singers were turned away by American Idol producers but went on to bigger and better things. Here are 11.

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Interview with Jerry “The Music CPA” Catalano on CAN TV ONLY in the City of Chicago

Just wanted to give you a heads up of an interview I did that will only be broadcast ONLY in the City of Chicago on

CAN TV

Channel TV21 on the dates below. Please DVR it if you can and please let your music and entertainment colleagues in the City of Chicago know about it as well. In the interview I talk about music royalty audits, IL Film Production Tax Credit and music accounting. Please share the heck out of this!

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Utilizing Youtube Monetization with my band The Fource

Here are my bands two albums and single on Youtube using their new monetization system:

The Fource Hitchhikin’ Thru Life

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The Fource Sense of Direction

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The Fource Calling

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Where People Are Buying Their Music?

Theres still a lot of physical music product being sold despite what you might read, but the places that people are buying it is changing.

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Spotify vs Twitter: The best distribution channels for emerging artists

Is it true that with the proliferation of streaming, it’s harder for artists to make a living? There’s no denying that music fans are streaming more and downloading less. Plus with so many sites, platforms, and channels, it’s a full time job for artists to add their music to every distribution outlet to make sure their music is heard. And even then, how do artists know that a “listen” translates to significant revenue when album sales are declining?


To find out m....


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Crowdfunding and income taxes

Whether and how this still-new funding source is subject to income taxes remains unclear, but some principles can be applied.

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50 Music Genres with the Strangest Names on Spotify

When you build a system for classifying music that reacts to cultural and acoustic information, some fairly strange-sounding clusters of music appear. These genres emerge based on how it sounds, how people describe music, and how they listen to it.

Let’s explore the most strangely-named music genres on Spotify. These are the secret rain forest dwellers and deep undersea creatures of the genre world.



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Need To Know Everything About Licensing Music In Films?

Legal author Steve Gordon and Robert Seigel discuss two different forms of agreement: composer deals for the creation of music to be used throughout a movie, and an agreement for the recording and licensing of a previously written but unreleased single song for a film. If you are a filmmaker seeking previously recorded and commercially released music, you may be interested in reading Part II of my book, The Future of the Music Business, which includes a comprehensive discussion on how to clear ....


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Aurous, the ‘Popcorn Time for Music,’ Is Launching October 10th

You can shut down an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. But can you shut down a totally decentralized, BitTorrent-powered streaming music application?

That’s an urgent question for major labels and groups like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which so far don’t seem to have a solution for Aurous, the music industry’s next major menace. Aurous, essentially the Popcorn Time equivalent for music, is now planning a major release on October 10th, with a svelt....


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Musicians: 5 Inspiring Movies You Should Watch

Next time youre looking for something to watch, consider the following five films, which can teach artists from any genre not just popular music history, but also lessons they can apply to their craft.

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9 Music Supervisors Sound Off on Getting Your Music into Film/TV

Getting your music into film and TV can be a golden ticket for building momentum for your music career. Yet that same momentum is needed to grab the attention of music supervisors -- some of the busiest, most influential players in the industry. We asked our friends at the Guild of Music Supervisors to give us one piece of advice about getting your music into their world of film, TV, advertising, trailers and video games.



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The Music CPA is pleased to provide a schedule of some of our clients’ shows.

This portion of our website will offer clients the opportunity to post a schedule of gigs, upcoming tours, new releases, and a list of available albums, videos, or other information about the group. You tell us what’s going on and we will help you tell the world.

We encourage all of our entertainers to send an email to JerryC@TheMusicCPA.com to let us know where they will be playing, singing, dancing, and entertaining. If you are a club, please send us your schedule of events a....



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