More transparency in music is a really good thing.
Good Splits was created in 2019 by Jordan Mattison—a music manager who’s been in the Nashville music industry for more than 15 years—and Coalesce, a digital agency that loves solving problems with best-in-class technology.
Mattison knew musicians that could better predict their financial futures typically feel more stable and secure in developing new work. And Coalesce had an idea for a tool that could help musicians be more autonomous with their accounting.
We’re both passionate about transparency in the music business because it has a terrible history of serving the artist last. We wanted to build something that would actually be useful to working musicians who don’t have access to fancy accounting teams. Thus, Good Splits was born—a simple tool that would allow musicians to bid farewell to their unwieldy spreadsheets, calculate payments faster, and provide more reliability and transparency to their collaborators.
Good Splits was built for music makers and managers—and we continue to take real user feedback into account to build the tool people actually want to use. Regardless of our growth, the goal remains simple: Engineer a tool for musicians, not accountants. Good Splits was meant to be the easiest, most lightweight tool of its kind, and we aim to keep it that way.
In the grand scheme, our accounting tool is just one step towards building a more equitable music business. But we hope you’ll join us in our quest and together we can change the industry so that everybody wins.