The following interviews were conducted by SMU student Rodman Steele.
Did you have a business plan when you started Jackopierce?
We Probably had a business plan for our first record… One page that said hey – what are we doing, what are we using our money for. I think we did that once because some guy wanted to ‘invest’ in us… I really took the reigns because we were managed by a guy at the time, Brady Wood. He became our manager because he was our social chairman at SMU. He booked us our first gig, and he handled all our early finances. [Brady] had everything in QuickBooks. Jack and I broke up in the end of ’97. We got back together in 2002 and I had become adept at QuickBooks so I started handling all the business stuff. A big shift happened for me when I got an accountant… I had it all in one giant account in Quickbooks, but then my bookkeeper said nuh-huh, you need to set up different companies. Cary Pierce performs solo, has a catalog of songs that have nothing to do with Jackopierce, and Jackopierce is its own company. As simple as it is, its major. Continue reading