WAM & APRA AMCOS Presents: Bands, Budgets and Balancing The Books

WAM & APRA AMCOS Presents: Bands, Budgets and Balancing The Books

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Tuesday 3 July 6PM

The Bird, Northbridge

Audience: 18+

Ticket Prices: Free

It’s tax time, and we’re bringing in the experts for an assist.

Join APRA AMCOS and WAM for a practical session aimed at helping you manage the business side of things. We’ll be talking publicity campaigns too and how to factor those in to your music and financial strategy.

On hand to take you through the wild world of tax and accounting is cash whisperer Kylie Thompson and tackling the publicity side of things is festival extraordinaire Simon ‘Skinny’ O’Leary. 

Kylie Thompson

KylieThompson headshot 2 Kylie Thompson is the founder of Sorrento Strategic Music, which specialises in accounting services for the arts and entertainment industries. With 25 years’ experience in music accounting, Kylie’s clients include some of WA’s finest musos, such as – John Butler, Abbe May and Stella Donnelly. Kylie’s unparalleled knowledge of music industry tax and global touring, makes her one of WA’s foremost experts on music accountancy.

Kylie will walk through topics such as how to manage your cashflow and prepare your tax return.

Simon ‘Skinny’ O Leary

skinny profile Simon ‘Skinny’ O’Leary manages Sly Withers and Statues, organises HyperFest and co-coordinates WAMFest and is the token vegan in most social circles. He has toured the country with his own band and has previously worked in regional and remote touring with Country Arts WA, helped organise festivals like Soundwave and Big Day Out and all of the other weird and wonderful odd-jobs that come with working in the music industry.

Skinny will cover the info and tools you need to prepare an album release publicity campaign on a modest budget.

APRA AMCOS Writer Services Reps Tenille Elkins and Sam Scherr will be on hand for member questions. Bring a friend, non-members welcome to come along and find out more.


This is a FREE event, with drinks and nibbles included. RSVP before 5pm Monday 2 July to secure your spot!

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite.