Australian accounting firm Darkwave has today announced the launch of a new business management division, Darkwave Business Management, formed to help musicians, creators and creatives to grow their careers and businesses.
Darkwave was launched by Directors Meredith Fannin and Andrew Elmore in 2006. The pair have spent the better part of two decades working with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including triple j’s Hottest 100 and ARIA-charting musicians.
Darkwave’s mission is to empower its clients in the creative industries beyond simply providing accounting services, to be transparent collaborators in their business. The establishment of Darkwave Business Management will allow the company to further its mission, providing clients with a ‘Virtual CFO’ to manage all financial aspects of their business, in addition to more generalised bookkeeping, accounting and taxation services. This division will put clients back in control of their own finances and help them understand how their money flows.
Fannin said: “Our goal for Darkwave, with the launch of Darkwave Business Management, is to empower creatives to achieve their financial goals and thrive by providing effective strategies and solutions that align with their vision and values.
“Over the past decade and a half, Darkwave has strongly emphasised a collaborative approach to our work, as we work closely with artists and their management teams to understand their financial goals. This allows us to create tailored management strategies that align with the specific needs of any individual artist,” she said.
Elmore said: “Darkwave’s clients already trust our experience and credentials to simplify complex aspects of their finances, and Darkwave Business Management launches at a time of significant change in the financial landscape for musicians and creatives. Recent changes to superannuation, and expected changes to tax legislation, are making it more important than ever to have a transparent collaborator working on your business.”