Leftbrain gives you the tools to easily understand your artists’ finances, so you can provide the strategy and support to drive their careers forward.
Entertainer Mobile App™
A single hub for artists' finances
Gain a high-level understanding of your artists’ financial health in a single glance so you can ensure they remain financially stable and while driving their careers forward.
Invoices & Bills
Quicken the time to receive commissions
- Keep artists apprised of the status of advances and invoices and answer routine financial questions.
- Follow up on unpaid invoices to reduce the time to collect.
Avoid financial surprises
- See a high-level overview of your artists’ account balances.
- Visualize net cash flow and trends over time.
Ensure artists don’t spend all their money.
Earning & Spending
Inform decision making
- See where money is coming from and where it’s going.
- See what’s making money so you can guide clients toward the most profitable activities.
- Make decisions based on solid data to propel artists’ careers forward.
Unify Artist Finances
See all your artists’ finances in one place
- See finances for all of your artists (on Leftbrain) in one place.
- Switch between artist accounts easily.
- Leverage the value of your entire artist roster in negotiations.
Trusted by the Best
“The transparency enabled by Leftbrain’s Entertainer Mobile App gives control to the artist that just wasn’t possible in traditional business management relationships.”
Lindsay Unwin, SALXCO
FULL-SERVICE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Leftbrain provides full-service business management through our in-house team of business managers, tour accountants, tax managers, and royalty geniuses.
INCOME & EXPENSE MANAGEMENT
We manage all artists' revenue and expenses, ensuring accuracy and transparency.
We ensure all invoices and bills are verified, recorded, and paid. We also run commission reports so entertainers and managers know how much everyone on the team is being paid.
In the app:
- See current account balances and net cash flow.
- See income and expenses by category.
Leftbrain ensures artists' collect all that is due on their existing catalog.
We verify accurate collection and reporting on all royalties. We analyze their metadata and royalty sources, identifying royalty type completeness and enabling registration of and collection on unregistered and misallocated royalties.
In the app:
- See how much the artist has earned in royalties over a set period of time.
BUDGETING & FORECASTING
We provide contract analysis, budgeting, and financial projections so the team can understand the financial implications of every decision.
We provide budgeting and forecasting tools to avoid surprises and costly errors. From tour budgets to cash forecasts, we deliver forward-looking analyses. We also develop flexible personal budgets that adapt to the unpredictable nature of the entertainment industry.
In the app:
- See an artist’s financial runway, a prediction of how long cash on hand will last
CASH & CREDIT MANAGEMENT
We help artists get the best banking and credit solutions and secure financing for major purchases.
We identify credit solutions, the best account fits, and tools to operate each client’s business. We help them get credit cards, mortgages, and personal loans, improving approval rates and streamlining processes. We also monitor their credit score and develop a plan to improve it so they can borrow in the future.
In the app:
- See current credit card account balances and available credit.
RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE
We partner with insurance brokers who are music industry experts to make sure artists are protected from risk.
We help artists obtain sufficient general liability and property coverage. We also help them obtain personal insurance policies for auto, disability, home, health, life, and/or long-term care.
TAXES & BUSINESS FORMATION
We handle all things tax related — compliance, preparation, filing, business formation, and strategies to minimize tax obligations.
We manage artists' income, sales, payroll, and property taxes and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local tax law.
In the app:
- See how much is being set aside in tax reserves.
Find basic information including entity type, tax ID, and contact information for the whole team.
Leftbrain works with investment and wealth managers to design and manage strategic investing plans to build generational wealth.
We design an investing strategy in line with artists’ individual situations and goals and track and monitor investments over time to ensure their performance and that of their wealth manager. We also set up and administer a retirement plan.
IT’S NOT BUSINESS–IT’S PERSONAL
Leftbrain manages both business and personal finances. Separating business from personal finances solves cash-flow issues before they happen, ensuring artists set aside money to pay commissions, expenses, and taxes before it hits their personal account.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR MANAGERS
Leftbrain partners with Josh Greenbaum of CFO Minded to provide independent business management services to non-entertainers, including talent management companies. He speaks the language of managers and knows how to help them sustainably scale their business and increase revenue.