Financial management exclusively for the music industry.

THIS is the financial planning and guidance we wish we had coming up in the music industry.  Investments, insurance, and business guidance for all stages of your career - managed with care by people who have lived the journey.


  • IRAs
  • Mutual Funds
  • Fixed and Variable Annuities
  • Non-Qualified Retirement Savings


  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care


  • Retirement Plans
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • SImple IRAs, SEPs, & Individual 401(k) & 403(b) Plans

Founder Brad Mates

As the founding member of the award-winning country music group Emerson Drive, I am excited to share Band and Crew Financial with the music industry. Emerson Drive was signed to DreamWorks Records in 2000. The band’s first two singles went top #5 on US country radio. In 2007, the group had the #1 song in the country with “Moments”. In addition, the band had a total six top #20 songs on US country radio, and twenty-three top #10 singles on Canadian country radio, nominations and awards from CMA, ACM, CCMA, Dove, and the Grammys. Emerson Drive’s two plus decade journey in the business has been an incredible experience that has prepared me for the next chapter in my personal career.

When I look back on the first 5 years of Emerson Drive being signed to a record deal, I noticed a lack of representation for us as individuals and business owners. It wasn’t the manager, record label, booking agency, publicist, or lawyer that was missing... it was a financial planner.

After 25 years in the music business, I have decided to combine my personal and professional experience to create Band & Crew Financial, financial services hyper-focused on supporting all stages that an individual goes through in their respected career path. If you are an artist, band, crew, songwriter, producer, or someone in between, I am able to offer a unique perspective and understanding of the long and complex journey that is unmatched by other financial professionals.

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1071 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240