Being a musician is one of the most competitive and difficult industries to work professionally in. Whether it’s as a songwriter, session guitarist, sound engineer or producer, to earn a living in this field does mean that you’re the cream of the crop.

How to work as a musician

Turn up, plug in, play and get paid; if only it was that simple. Unfortunately, managing payroll, tax returns and bookkeeping are the frustrating parts of being a self-employed musician. At SJD, we can help you get on top of the numbers. We offer several solutions for sole traders and limited companies. Whatever your accounting needs, we can help with our expert advice.

Why should musicians appoint an accountant?

The short answer is that it saves you time. As a musician, you regularly work in high-pressure environments, where high standards are expected as par for the course. We may be able to help you with some aspects of your accounting. Why not get in touch to see how we can help?

Accountancy services for musicians

Depending on how their business is structured, musicians can choose from a variety of accountancy services. Examples include annual accounts, payroll, personal tax returns, and corporation tax returns.

Accountancy packages

It is common for musicians to operate as a sole trader. We offer sole trader packages starting at £40 + VAT per month, but many musicians with sole trader business structures opt for our Premium package; this includes bookkeeping, monthly profit statements, payroll and PAYE.

Limited company? No problem, we've got your back. Our limited company packages are ideal for those who choose to structure their business in this way.

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£80

+ VAT/mo

£40

+ VAT/mo

Experienced contractors looking to hand off HMRC responsibility in favour of running their business.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from expert accountants

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere


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Essential

£120

+ VAT/mo

£60

+ VAT/mo

A more personalised experience, with FreeAgent included allowing you to run your business anywhere.

What's included:

 

Unlimited support from a personal accountant, who understands your business

 

Year-end account and Corporation Tax submissions

 

Personal self-assessment tax return

 

Tax-efficient salary advice and payroll management

 

FreeAgent software to manage your business anywhere

 

Making Tax Digital compliant with quarterly VAT submissions

 

FREE business banking set up with Metro Bank, if needed


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Accountancy packages

It is common for musicians to operate as a sole trader. We offer sole trader packages starting at £40 + VAT per month, but many musicians with sole trader business structures opt for our Premium package; this includes bookkeeping, monthly profit statements, payroll and PAYE.

Limited company? No problem, we've got your back. Our limited company packages are ideal for those who choose to structure their business in this way.

Dedicated support

Our specialist accountants have extensive experience working with independent contractors, sole traders and the self-employed, so they can offer you dedicated support while you focus on delivering the best work.

Access to state-of-the-art accounting software

We use leading accounting software, FreeAgent, so it makes it easier to manage your finances.

Find out more about our offering for musicians

Interested in finding out more? Having been one of the industry's leading specialist accountants for decades, we have a wealth of experience helping musicians. Get in touch today.

Call us

Call our best advice team on 01925 597 051.

  • Monday - Thursday (8am to 8pm)
  • Friday (8am to 7pm)
  • Saturday (10am to 4pm)

Existing client?

If you're already a client of ours, you can speak to your dedicated accountant directly.

Alternatively, call us on 01442 353 466.

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