YM&U Business Management

YM&U Business Management
Operating out of offices in Central London and Manchester, YM&U Business Management specialises
in providing accountancy, tax and business advisory services to clients within the Music, Sports and
Broadcast Media industries.

Accounting and Taxation Services
We cover all aspects of accountancy and taxation for our clients. Our involvement in our clients’
businesses ranges from dealing with all day to day accounting matters to the compilation and filing
of accounts and all necessary tax returns.

Music, Sport and Media
 Working alongside lawyers, record companies publishing companies and management,
ensuring the appropriate business structures are put in place.
 Liaising with booking agents, overseas promoters and tour management and advising upon
the structure of tour performance contracts.
 Advising upon overseas withholding tax issues for both UK and non-UK artists.
 Taking the necessary steps to mitigate UK taxes with the Foreign Entertainers Unit (FEU) on
behalf of overseas artists.
 Assisting in the preparation of tour budgets, along with the preparation of final tour
accounts, in order to secure tour support from record labels.
 Advising and processing registration with all collection societies, for both recording and

Royalty Examinations
Our royalty department carries out examinations of record companies and music publishers. They
also perform catalogue valuations, prepare producer and other third party royalty statements, check
incoming artist’s royalty statements, offer a full music industry registration service with PPL and the
various international collecting societies and register writers and songs with PRS and MCPS.
Additionally they provide a comprehensive label service including preparation of artist royalty
statements, API submissions to MCPS, maintain copyright control accounts, arrange mechanical
licences with the Harry Fox Agency and submit USA mechanical payments.