In today's do-it-yourself world, there are more opportunities for the aspiring musician than ever before. But what isn’t always clear is how to finance your projects and effectively protect your assets. We have the tools to produce our own music, but how do we pay for them? We can market directly to our fans, but how do we analyze and improve our business models? Your success is dependent on the tools of your creativity, but how can you afford to protect them? This panel explores real world solutions for sourcing and protecting the physical and financial assets that every music professional now needs.