You’re an artist. Your time is best spent perfecting your craft, building your brand and engaging with fans – not getting bogged down by the business of entertainment. 

As passionate fans and advocates of Canada’s music and entertainment industry, we get it; numbers are a creativity killer. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Let us tackle the arduous details so you can get back to creating.

Our Clients

  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Record labels
  • Artist managers
  • Agents
  • Touring crew and related production companies
  • Filmmakers

Our Services

Accounting:

  • Providing the business tools and support that clients need
  • Collaborating with managers, agents, and tour managers
  • Managing payments to suppliers, crew, and others
  • Filling out tax waivers and other international tax filings to reduce tax withheld outside Canada

Business Management:

  • Managing cash
  • Providing tour analysis and reconciliation
  • Bookkeeping including bill payments, payroll, bank deposits, and invoicing
  • Assisting with insurance, banking, and credit approval
  • Determining which business structure is best for your situation (e.g. sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation)
  • Reviewing royalty statements, contracts, and recoup statements

Taxation:

  • Preparing personal and corporate Canadian income tax returns
  • Preparing US federal and state returns
  • Ensuring international tax compliance;
  • Facilitating Central Withholding Agreements (CWAs) for US tour dates
  • Preparing GST/HST returns
  • Preparing T4/T4A/T5 returns
  • Preparing US 1042 (Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons) and 1099 (Miscellaneous Income) returns

Why DMCL?

You Focus on Creative

At DMCL, we can help you manage the business side of your career so you can concentrate on the creative side. Whether you are just starting out or already well established, our entertainment accounting team can work with you to tailor our services to fit your unique needs.

Professional & Accountable

What sets DMCL apart from other business management providers is that as a Chartered Professional Accounting firm, we are professional and accountable. From basic bookkeeping to international taxation, all of our services are provided in-house.

We Know Canadian Music

Our Entertainment Group is passionate about the Canadian music industry and can often be found at local music venues when not crunching numbers.

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