We are a full service business management firm with advanced resources. We provide a variety of accounting functions that are customized to suit each client’s needs including: budgeting, bookkeeping, personal account management, tour financial management, insurance assessment , financial statement preparation, tax preparation, consulting with investment advisors and much more.
We conduct worldwide examinations at multi-national companies on behalf of a variety of intellectual property rights holders. These on-site examinations are offered on an a la carte basis. Many of our team members have had first-hand involvement in producing royalty statements at record labels and publishing companies. Additionally, the firm provides comprehensive training to complement prior audit and finance experience of our team members resulting in a unique and consistent expertise, ensuring a maximum return on each examination. Since inception, GR&F has uncovered significant previously unknown and unclaimed rights-holder entitlements.
Due to our specialized industry knowledge, GR&F has often provided financial due diligence, valuation, litigation support and systems consulting services to intellectual property rights holders around the globe.
GR&F professionals conduct comprehensive, year-round financial planning to provide clients with superior tax solutions. Specific focus areas include:
GR&F maintains professional relationships with tax authorities and experts throughout the United States and major markets including; Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia. These relationships facilitate proactive mitigation and settlement of tax liabilities.
GR&F maintains a specialized, dedicated group of team members devoted full-time to music publishing administration. On behalf of songwriter clients with their own music publishing companies, the group maintains a database of rate information, files copyright forms, registers songs with performing rights organizations and issues music licenses in the United States and Canada.
For recording artists or small record labels with independent or direct distribution, GR&F provides all of the services of a record label royalty department including the filing of sound recording copyrights, management of new release metadata with performing/neighboring rights organizations, mechanical rights clearances, and rendering timely artist, producer and mechanical accountings based on per record sales.
GR&F is proud to be the exclusive Acounting Firm directing independent sales audits for RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications.
Our expertise is extensive and covers a variety of areas in royalty administration and other services, including:
GR&F is the only Global Business Management firm employing full time, traveling accountants to administer tour finances. Our tour accountants deliver immediate and in-depth financial oversight to clients, as well as non-client artists while on site.
From tax compliance and budget projection to cash management and income reconciliation, the GR&F tour department offers a broad menu of services to ensure complete financial clarity. In working together with an established team of business management professionals, GR&F tour accountants provide benefits unsurpassed by our freelance counterparts including: contracted confidentiality, years of relationship building with key industry players and the professional expertise of the firm’s umbrella of services.