Music CPA

About Us

The Firm

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 previously served 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.

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Meet Our Team

Layne A. Lauritzen, CPA

Layne is happily married to his wife Kim and has three grown daughters. He loves to play the mandolin, spend time outside, and catch up on the local music scene.

April Anschutz – Office Assistant/Bookkeeper

April is an Austin native who joined our firm in early 2014. She has a varied background in non-profits, Human Resources, and business management. Luckily for us, she is an expert in doing all things administrative. In her spare time, she enjoys the Texas music scene and traveling across the varied Texas landscape.

Dusty Colquitt – Office Manager

Dusty ‘s degree is in Psychology, but her background is in city administration, non-profits, and business management. She is also a relationship coach and mentor. In her spare time, she enjoys music (plays the banjo, electric guitar and sings), hiking, public speaking, and road trips. Contact her today if you are interested in our services.