About Glenn Franke, ATP

Long before opening his tax practice, Glenn attended Berklee College of Music followed by years of performing on tour with such artists as Michael Jackson, The Spinners, Sammy Davis Jr, Mel Torme, and Buddy Rich. During his last few years with Buddy Rich he became his Road Manager. Through this experience, as well as many long meetings with Buddy’s accountant and booking agency, Glenn became knowledgeable in many financial aspects of running a musical organization.

Subsequently, Glenn left the road to study taxation at Rutgers University. There he obtained a degree in Accounting & Business while performing locally with artists such as Donna Summer, Johnny Mathis, Manhattan Transfer, and many others.

In 1990, Glenn opened “Musictax” and since then has been serving Musicians, Performing Artists, Creative Artists, and Production personnel all across the country.  Glenn has passed both IRS and New York State competency examinations, and has been awarded the designation of  Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP), a leading national credential for practitioners who have been tested for thorough knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code.  To maintain this designation one must take a minimum of 24 hours of continuing tax education annually, but Glenn generally takes between 50 and 60 hours of study per year in Federal Tax Case Law, Federal & State Tax Law Updates, Professional Ethics, and Internet & Document Security Protocol.

Glenn has written several articles published by “The International Musician”, the monthly magazine of the American Federation of Musicians, distributed to all Union musicians in the United States and Canada. The last two articles can be found in the March 2020 & 2021 issues, and the 2021 article has been updated on this website to be current. https://internationalmusician.org/tax-tips-for-american-musicians/ https://internationalmusician.org/tax-tips-for-american-musicians-2/

Some examples in of Musictax clients:

  • Musicians & Vocalists
  • TV, Stage, & Screen Actors
  • Orchestra Musicians
  • Broadway Performers
  • Jazz Artists
  • Songwriters / Composers / Arrangers
  • Music Companies
  • Recording Studios
  • Bandleaders
  • Conductors
  • Educators / Instructors
  • Touring Performers
  • Professional Dancers
  • Magicians / Mimes
  • Make-up Artists
  • Costume Designers
  • Stagehands / Managers
  • Sound Technicians
  • Photographers
  • Production Personnel
  • Production Companies
  • Writers / Authors / Editors / Translators

Tax Preparation and Accounting Services for all Creative Artists & Associated Personnel