Alan M. Friedman

CPA

Music Industry Partner and co-founder of FKCo, Alan has over 30 years of accounting, tax and consulting experience in the music industry.

Alan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1978, as well as a Master of Science degree in Professional Accounting in 1982, both from The University of Hartford.

In the early years of his professional career, Alan worked for United Technologies Corporation (1978-1981), Ernst & Whinney (1981-1984), and Continental Investor Services Corporation (1984-1985).

In 1985, Alan founded FKCo and has since become a leader in providing accounting, tax and consulting services for the music industry, including music instrument and product retailers & manufacturers, musicians, bands, recording studios, music education professionals and other music businesses.

Alan is a featured writer for Music Inc. Magazine, DrumHead Magazine and International Musician Magazine. He is also a faculty member of NAMM University, host of NAMM’s interactive Financial Management CD-ROM, moderator & instructor of Yamaha’s Financial Advantage program sponsored by their Customer Financial Services division, and moderator of Harley Davidson Motor Company’s Inventory Excellence program.

Alan resides in West Hartford with his wife Beth, and has three grown children, Erica, Jeremy & Todd. In his spare time, Alan can be found either recording in his basement studio or playing guitar in any one of his three rock bands, “Cannonballz”, the all-CPA band “The Accounting Crows,” and the print music industry band “Printz.”