In 1998, a group of musicians founded Tamizdat as a tax-exempt non-profit with the mission of facilitating international cultural exchange. Tamizdat has been involved with a wide range of activities. We have booked festival showcases in the US and Europe, organized tours, sponsored events, and for years ran a CD distribution coalition. Early on, became clear that US visa policy is one of the most significant obstacles to international cultural exchange, so we set out to change that by establishing a sympathetic and affordable artist-oriented Visa Service designed to help performing artists to navigate the US visa system. In 2009, in order to serve the needs of our commercial clients, we created Tamizdat Artists Services LLC, a for-profit company. Today, the two Tamizdats facilitate visas for nearly 6,000 performing artists each year. Starting in 2013, in collaboration with CWA Management, Tamizdat will offer a US Tax Compliance program to serve the needs of foreign performing artists in the US.