In today's age, entrepreneurship seems to be the "happening thing", but there are still millions of artist out there who just don't seem to get it. Any foundation of doing actual business in any industry, starts with having the proper things in place. And one of the first things that any entrepreneur should do, is create an LLC.
Every state has a website in which you can do an online application, and have your LLC created instantly. For Virginians, go here. All other states, just type "LLC YOUR STATE"