DIY Artist’s Guide To Finding The Perfect Music Manager

17-08-2020 / by MusicDigi

DIY Artist’s Guide To Finding The Perfect Music Manager

If you speak to a lot of musicians, they will tell you that one of the most critical decisions they made in their career was hiring their music manager. This is not a decision you should rush out.

How can you find a music manager?

Many methods can be used to find a music manager today. This includes the following:

Social media - LinkedIn is the main social network to consider, as you can search for managers based on place of work, location, or job role.

Networking events - Building your network is a vital part of your journey. This can give you the opportunity to meet potential managers.

Management Companies - This is the easiest way to locate a music management company in your city. Simply Google one in your city and your niche. When you've discovered one that seems as though a solid match, send them an email with your EPK that includes links to your music, bio, imagery, touring history, and your social statistics. Read our guide for creating an EPK here.

Live shows - When a manager is passionate about up-and-coming, independent artists, they will often scout them via live shows.

What qualities should you look for in a music manager?

When choosing a music manager for your artist project, you need someone with a proven track record of booking tours, festivals, and shows.

The person you select should be able to show you successful release marketing campaigns. They should have clear experience in intellectual property and contract law, publishing and licensing contracts, and negotiating deals.

The best music manager will also have a long-standing relationship with lots of labels and promoters. Plus, their understanding of the music industry should be extensive, with a focus on the business side of it.

So there you have it: everything you need to know about choosing the right music manager. Don’t rush into this decision. Consider all of the factors mentioned above to ensure success!

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