North Street Music knows that the best music and musicians have the best team around them. In addition it is critical for musicians to understand the commercial side of the industry in order to manage themselves and their business affairs.

North Street Music helps musicians help themselves in a number of ways:

Business Skills for Musicians courses

Musicians wanting to learn new business skills can attend one of our Business Skills for Musicians courses. Find out more HERE.

Personal Development Sessions:

Alternatively, musicians can attend a one-on-one consultation to have any business questions answered. Email Us if you’re interested in a session.

Ask one of our recommended companies:

The companies listed below offer services in Australia to ensure the business side of your activities are looked after.


For musicians, money is a dirty word!  It’s hard to ask for it, usually hard to chase, and book keeping and tax are something that most musicians shy away from.  However, there are people and tools available to help.

North Street Music works with, and recommends Aylmore and Associates, chartered accountants.  For advice on setting up partnerships and structures (such as a new band, or new ensemble), tax returns, income tax and a whole other heap of things financial, David Aylmore and his team are used to dealing with musicians and creative types and can assist on many levels. Visit their WEBSITE or Contact them on:

Aylmore & Associates
Chartered Accountants
7 Southport Street
West Leederville WA 6007
Phone (08) 9382 3355


As a musician, understanding your rights as a performer or composer; agreeing what might happen should a group or ensemble split up; and negotiating terms of a performance are just a few of the things you come across in your career.   The following sets out some useful information to help you navigate your way around this complex, yet essential area of the industry.

Creative|Legal is a specialist Australian legal practice, offering a range of legal and business services to all creative and arts industries.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia is a resource for the Arts in Australia.  Sample contracts can be downloaded for a fee HERE.

WA Music Industry (WAM) site has a legal section created by Michael Tucak of Creative Legal offering great tips.