Bozas Business Affairs Club
Dear Prospective BAC Member
The idea behind the Business Affairs Club (BAC) is that we provide a resource for you where you can access expertise that allows you to get information quickly or at least be told where you can find the information that will help you navigate the business side of the music industry. We specialise in
- record deals,
- publishing deals,
- sync licensing and marketing,
- general licensing,
- sample clearances,
- music supervision,
- publisher splits,
- band management advice and
- helping with the legal notice requirements for CD/LP’s etc.
We can help with general business affairs, simple contracts and deal negotiation. There are times when we will have to kick things up a level and consult entertainment lawyers, tax professional and/or accountants. We can help you to find the necessary professionals depending on your business circumstances. As a member of the BAC you also get our charged services at a discounted rate and per the rates below.
BAC membership allows you to get a sensible amount of advice over the phone or by quick email, limited to what Rob or a team member can give you off the top their heads. If we have to do research and analysis or contract negotiation then its £60 per hour for members and £100 per hour for non members. All work to be pre-agreed and charged quarterly or when a threshold of say £300 reached …
£15 per month plus VAT (So a total of £18.00 inc VAT PM) for Artists
or (£167 plus VATper year so (200.00 inc VAT) – (Jan December) – Discounted Rate for annual payment
£25.00 Per Month Plus VAT (So a total of £30.00 inc VAT PM) For Corporate clients (SME’s)
or £300 plus VAT per year so (360.00 inc VAT) – (Jan December) – Discounted Rate for annual payment
This allows you to get a sensible amount of advice over the phone or by quick email, limited to what I can give you off the top of my head. If I have to do research and analysis or contract negotiation then its £100 per hour for members and £150 per hour for non members.
All work to be pre-agreed and charged quarterly or when a threshold of £300 reached …
If you join the Business Affairs Club that enables us to keep data about you on our systems which include :-
- Google Drive and
- P-Cloud as well as
- our internal computers and servers.
Phone Protocol Section
Since my stroke in October last year I struggle with the phone and therefore limit phone calls to 10 minutes MAXIMUM. After 10 minutes on the phone the rates go up to £120 per hour or part thereof so that’s £2.00 per minute!!! Its cheaper and more effective to send me an email. It is better to send a clear and succinct email, then you can have proper time allocated to you. This is a more efficient and cheaper way to work.
Effective communication in the 21st century.
Most people just call me randomly when they feel like it. But when they do it is normally a very convenient time for them but very seldom convenient for me. I work the same hours every day from 9am to 1pm and then STOP till 2pm I do not work between 1 and 2 I then work thru till about 6:30pm and sometimes later to deal with my LA / Californian clients.
Most people ,they call start with “Sorry I know you are busy:………” then babble on for at least 40 minutes. If I get 4 random calls in a day thats 160 minutes plus follow ups eaten randomly out my day – That is the best part of 3 hours when I am not working but just listening…..
But I feel very guilty because I may be putting a business plan together or amending a record deal or issuing a synchronization licence… This means I am juggling clauses and legal references in my head. If I am working on your deal and X calls me and babbles on for 40 minutes ….. by the time they get off the call I have forgotten all the previous contracts details that I was holding in my head. That means I have to start again and take the best part of half an hour to catch up to where I was before X called. So the half hour catch up that’s £30.00. Who do I bill that time to? Do I add it to your bill or try and bill X?
Like I always say: Its better to email me…. People often call me and start asking me question after question and often in a random fashion … I always think so if they did make a list just why did they not just put it in an email! So please use email also for business use email, There are too many platforms that people try and do business on. Whatsapp, Messenger, skype, texts, and some random new ones. I cannot wake up in the morning and have to check 10 different platforms before I know if you want to contact me. Email works and works well.
This is my workspace. I often have one contract on the RHS screen and work on the
LHS screen. If you randomly phone me and ask me complex detail and I have to look
stuff up I then lose my place and that is unfair to the other client
So please: email me and do not just use the last subject line we had. Create a sensible subject line. Then if I allocate you a job # like 202006-54 then always keep that job # for that job. That way I will always be able to find the associated files and content
Thanks Rant over : Boz
ps Dont phone : Email!!! for business