We had the good fortune of connecting with The Lovers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi The Lovers, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As independent artists we take on many roles in addition to performing. If your sole income is coming from music related sources such as touring and merchandise, the business aspect automatically comes into play. It’s important for us to understand the music business as best we can and how to care for our finances as well. That way we are knowledgable on how our business is being handled. Once we were touring consistently and music was our full time job we decided to legally become a self-employed business which is mainly for tax purposes and to manage income & report deductions. I believe you will know when it’s time to take the next step and make it official when you’re at a good place financially to find starting up your business.
Please tell us more about your business. What you are most proud of or excited about.
We’re proud to say that what you put your mind to CAN be done. If you take it upon yourself, manifest your visions and put in the time anything is possible. We’ve put out two records and two singles as independent artists, toured as a duo around the US for the past few years, and grown our fanbase with the tools we have. What became “The Lovers” naturally came together based on who we are and our true visions. We’re most excited about the music that’s yet to be made.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers whose inspiration helped to reform our understanding and relationship to music and the creative forces of nature.
Erika Rock Taylor Vosbury