ACCUMULATED profits at the entertainment firm owned by Oscar winner and former busker Glen Hansard last year increased by more than €90,000 to €1.3m.
Accounts filed by Hansard's Plateau Records show the artist - who left school at the age of 13 to go busking on Dublin's Grafton Street - had a lucrative year as he shared pay of €261,000.
The accounts show that the firm's cash pile last year increased from €779,072 to €896,685.
The company's accumulated profits went up by €93,409 from €1.208m to €1.302m in the 12 months to the end of November. The profit of €93,409 followed a loss of €61,060 in 2018.
The Dubliner was able to add to his coffers last year with a string of US dates followed by a European tour.
However, like so many in the entertainment industry, Covid-19 has put a halt to much of Hansard's earning power with no live concert performances since March.
According to the singer-songwriter's website, Hansard is due to join old colleagues in The Frames for a number of dates in the US in September. The north-sider first shot to prominence with The Frames more than 25 years ago and the accounts show that the firm's directors' remuneration last year decreased from €307,700 to €285,000.
Directors' pay was made up of pay of €261,000 and pension contributions of €24,000. Hansard serves on the board with Claire Leadbitter.