Guide

Music, photography, visual art and comedy

Introduction

Making a living out of your creativity involves different activities to those required for the manufacturing or service industries. Adopting a businesslike approach to your passion or talent can sometimes be difficult, but it can be the difference between success and failure, making a good living, or not making one at all.

This guide explains what you need to consider if you run a music, photography, visual art or comedy-related business. It looks at each sector in turn, and highlights some practical issues such as licensing and intellectual property rights, as well as the legal requirements for setting up and running a business.