About Our Firm
We would love to talk to you and discover ways that we can help your music career. Please give us a call today – we cater to each client on a personal and confidential level.
Layne Lauritzen has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1980. He started his own firm in Austin, Texas in 1985 and began to develop a concentration in the music industry. Currently, over half of his client base consists of music and other entertainment-related clients. He is locally and regionally recognized as having a “niche” in this area and has developed an expertise in many aspects of the business issues facing music professionals. He has served on many music industry seminar panels in the Austin area through such organizations as South by Southwest (SXSW), Artist Legal & Accounting Assistance of Austin (ALAA), the Austin Music Foundation, the annual Entertainment Law Institute seminars hosted by the Texas State Bar, and seminars hosted by the Austin chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Layne is serving his fourth year as treasurer and board member of the SIMS Foundation, a non-profit organization that has offered low-cost mental health services to the music community for over 15 years.
Our firm is a member of the following organizations:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) – Texas Chapter
- Austin Music Foundation
- Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Meet Our Team
Layne A. Lauritzen, CPA
Lucy Pete – Music Business Manager
Lucy Pete has been in the business administration field in various industries since 1975. She has been with the firm since 2001 and has found her niche in band business management. Lucy has worked with artists such as Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers Band, Black Joe Lewis, Ruthie Foster, David Mider, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, and Vallejo. She loves the Texas music scene.
Nik Edwards – Music Business Manager
Nik Edwards graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Music Business. He is an accomplished songwriter, performer and producer and has worked for Interscope and Elektra Records as well as doing artist development for Warner Music Group. He enjoys making music, playing basketball and coaching little league sports. The Houston native is now happily back in Texas with his family.
Gwen Sterling – Office Manager
Gwen Stirling graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Communications, emphasis in Radio and Television production. She and her family live in Spicewood where on a clear night you can see the Milky Way. She enjoys scuba diving, sculpting, and loves all the diversity of Austin.
Samantha Garrett – Assistant Music Business Manager
Samantha is a Texas native and proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. She’s worked in every facet of the music business including accounting, booking, artist management, event promotion, and public relations. In her spare time, she performs in local band Rickey Jean Francois and DJ’s the finest disco and house records this side of the Mississippi. She loves Longhorn football, her single speed bike, and Barton Springs.
Meghen Hiller CPA – Tax Department