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Money Matters: Managing Your Finances & Bookkeeping for Musicians


Toronto Blues Society presents Money Matters: Managing Your Finances & Bookkeeping for Musicians on Sunday, January 17 between 2pm-3pm EST! The free online event will cover a variety of strategies to help musicians, industry professionals, and music supporters to help manage their finances.

Hosted by musician Julian Taylor, panel speakers will also take questions from participants the last 10min of the event during the Q&A.

Event will be live streamed on The Toronto Blues Society Facebook page as well as on Zoom.

RSVP on Facebook page here. 

Register on Zoom here.

Arif Uddin (Bookkeeper & Finance Manager at @smallworldmusic and Adventure Place)
Chris Enns (Financial Planner & Opera Singer | @ragstoreasonable)
Geoffrey Blasutti (Accountant & Tax Supervisor)
Ingrid Denda (Financial Advisor & Planner)

Please find the resources that has been discussed during the panel below:

Warren McCann –

2019 Personal Tax Questionnaire template that’s been referred to during the event:

2019 Personal Tax Questionnaire on pdf – Canada

2019 Personal Tax Questionnaire on Excel – Canada locked



Rags to (Chris Enns)


Excel spreadsheet – This personal budget template can be used.

Google Sheets  – a friend recommended this website a while back; haven’t heard much about it recently but it seems to offer a lot. It’s based in Toronto and was acquired by H&R Block


You Need A Budget – YNAB

Artist Support Organization

Unison –


TFSA & RRSP Breakdown by Ingrid Denda

FINANCIAL TIP WEBSITES – Canadian website with some tips; offers free monthly credit ratings 



Host: Julian Taylor

A Toronto music scene staple and a musical chameleon, Julian Taylor released 10 albums in the last two decades. Of West Indian and Mohawk descent, he creates genre-free music with a generosity of spirit and a strong belief in the healing powers of song. Off stage, Taylor hosts Indigenous radio station ELMNT FM’s afternoon-drive.

Julian Taylor



Arif Uddin

Arif Uddin is Bookkeeper and Finance Manager for Adventure Place as well as Small World Music.


Chris Enns

Chris Enns is an opera-singer and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is passionate about making high level financial services available for the artistic community, regardless of income levels. His current focus is on financial fundamentals: cashflow with variable income, debt management, and behavioural finance. 

About Chris


Geoffrey Blasutti

Geoffrey Blasutti is a Manager at McCann & Associates LLP. He specializes in GST/HST tax issues, Canada-US tax returns, real estate transactions, as well as personal and small business tax return preparation, He has experience working with clients in a wide variety of industries including real estate, medical professionals, digital content creators, and the entertainment industry.


Team – Geoffrey Blasutti


Ingrid Denda

Ingrid Denda is an experienced Financial Advisor and a Certified Financial Planner professional. In her “day gig” she bring insight to her clients by bringing order to their financial lives and helps them avoid emotionally driven decisions.  Since 2016, Ingrid combines her passion for music and providing financial advice on her “side hustle” blog  The blog has insightful interviews, and helps promote a better understanding of the basics of personal finance by providing tips and tools to those in the music industry. She also volunteers her time during Cdn Music Week and Indie Week as a mentor and speaker.

About Me – The Wealthy Musician – Your Stage Door to a Sound Future


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