Focus on what counts
Education

Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, Hofstra University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

“Just as no two acts are the same, I always strive to offer the highest standard of personalized and professional services to all my clients in the entertainment industry.”

Arthur Erk is a partner with more than 30 years of experience providing royalty compliance, consulting, and business management services to the entertainment industry. As a practice leader in the area of royalty audits and administration, Arty has advised some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry, including Michael Jackson, KISS, and Meatloaf. His clients include music publishers, writers, artists, producers, actors, and record and film companies.

Experience

Arty is a leading specialist in royalty audits, administration, and controversy for the music and entertainment community. He has extensive experience in the areas of royalty compliance audits, tour accounting, and royalty statements, as well as in navigating the tax-related issues specific to the industry. Arty also provides concierge-style administration and financial guidance on all facets of his clients’ business and personal lives.

As an industry-renowned expert on various complex royalty and trademark matters, Arty is regularly called upon to provide litigation support and testimonials in various courts. He has been involved in high-profile cases on behalf of his clients, most recently for Michael Jackson, among other landmark cases.

Arty spent 20 years as a partner in the firm Wlodinguer, Erk & Chanzis, CPAs, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at a prominent business management firm.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, Hofstra University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Honors & Awards

Variety’s ‘Business Managers Elite’ (2017)

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Outside The Office

Arty is married with three children. He lives in Westchester, New York. His hobbies include numismatics, sports collectibles, and muscle cars.

“Just as no two acts are the same, I always strive to offer the highest standard of personalized and professional services to all my clients in the entertainment industry.”