Smarter accounting


Tim Alter, the founder of Alterledger is a former violinist and member of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales before retraining as an accountant.

Using Alterledger as your accounting service will shortcut all the tiresome conversations about doing your hobby for a living and you will have an accountant who really understands what you do.


Paid up members of the Musicians Union qualify for an annual discount of £35.  To claim this discount please provide details of your SAU membership.

Musicans’ Union Disclaimer:

Should you have any queries regarding this discount, please contact the Regional Office. Discounts are subject to variation and withdrawal. Publication of an advertisement or information does not imply any form of recommendation and the Musicians’ Union cannot accept any liability for the quality of goods and services offered. Organisations offering financial or insurance services are governed by their relevant regulatory bodies and problems with such services should be taken up with those bodies.

Get paid

Many musicians report problems with getting paid promptly.  For any business it is important to have a clear charges and an appropriate invoicing system.  Whether you are teaching or performing for corporate customers you may find that you won’t get any cash without a formal invoice.

Alterledger can set you up with an online system to allow you to send and track professional invoices – even linking up a PayPal account to make it as easy as possible for your customers to pay you.  Xero will deal with all your invoicing requirements and allow you to track unpaid amounts so you don’t miss out any fees due.

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