(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) August 19, 2016 – Michael Kaplan, a Partner CPA from Miller Kaplan Arase LLP, has been recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 30 music managers in the industry.

Compiling the exclusive list from surveyed industry sources, including executives who rank in Billboard’s annual Power 100 list, the media mogul ranked Michael Kaplan as one of their top players in the money-management field.

Managing an artist’s income and expenses is more complicated than ever, with revenue flowing in from more sources than before, thanks to rising branding deals and streaming services. Music managers assist clients in spending smartly, investing wisely, and keeping as much income away from the taxman as possible.

Kaplan is well known for his open communication style with clients, which was highlighted by Billboard in their Top 30 List.

“I’m the business manager who tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear,” says Kaplan, who’s also been featured on Variety’s ‘Business Managers Elite’ shortlist for four consecutive years (2012-2015). “At the end of the day they’re going to look at me and say, ‘Where did all my money go? What happened? You were advising me.’ ”

Recognized for their Hot 100 and Billboard 200 music charts, Billboard is an entertainment media brand who’s become synonymous with the music industry. Their opinions, reviews, and publications are well-respected in the entertainment sphere, having been an influential presence in the scene since 1894.

Miller Kaplan is a certified public accounting firm that performs accounting, auditing, business management, tax & advisory engagements for businesses, tax-exempt organizations & individuals. For more information on our entertainment advisory and tax services, visit our Entertainment page.



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