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UNT student’s music, accounting skills add up to new business
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A master’s student in music at the University of North Texas has created a business that helps keep freelance musicians in tune with their finances and tax preparation.

Kyle McKay created The Musician’s Bookkeeper after playing a gig with a band in New England, and other members of the band had no idea they were able to deduct performance-related expenses such as mileage on their income taxes.

“I mentioned that I needed to keep track of the miles I was driving so I could deduct them on my taxes,” McKay said in a UNT release. “The other band members’ minds...

Tags: finance, music, UNT

TB Winds, a boutique music shop, now open in Denton
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As Tony Barrette strings lights alongside a saxophone at his work station, he explains how he's working to fix the instrument for a high school student in Frisco. 

One piece was missing that normally takes two weeks to get in the shop, but the student needs it back tomorrow. Instead, he just made it himself, he explains casually as natural light pours in through large, scenic windows overlooking the downtown courthouse lawn. Next will be fixing some bent keys.

The saxophonist and repairman has worked out of a high-profile shop in Michigan, his own space in Boston and now at TB Winds — a new...

12 best music towns in the nation
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Discovering lesser-known music-centric destinations across the country

The Nashvilles and Austins of the world have already been stamped with the music city letter, but there are far more towns out there that are rocking under the radar. Rhythm and beats, and tunes and melodies, are common threads that run through communities, showing where a town has come from and where it’s headed.

What’s buzzing out there? Where can you hear something new or listen to something familiar? We scoured the nation to uncover a range of places that have one belief in common: music is life. Besides that, these towns and...

UNT's music business program ranked by Billboard magazine
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Music magazine Billboard named the University of North Texas's music business program one of the top 15 in the country.

The list, which does not rank the 15 schools included, states UNT's College of Music earned a slot because of the new focus on entrepreneurship in music. The program, which launched last year, offers new internships, guest speakers and bi-weekly music entrepreneurship department lectures.

UNT is featured alongside Berklee College of Music, New York University Tisch School of the Arts and the Herb Alpert School of Music at University of California Los Angeles.

Eventful summer: UNT hosts camps for teens
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Camps for aviation, band fans

Registration is open for University of North Texas summer camps and workshops.

-- Staff report

Aviation Career Education Academy

Ages: High school juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12-16. Lunch is provided

Deadline: First come, first served

What: Students will fly with an experienced instructor and even co-pilot a small plane, fly drones, build model aircraft, use flight simulators, visit an air traffic control center, and learn about the...