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Finding a Music Manager: Tips and Expectations

A music manager can help guide your career, secure gigs, and negotiate contracts on your behalf.

However, finding the right manager can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding a music manager and what to expect when working with one.

Tips for Finding a Music Manager

  • Attend networking events: Go to music industry events and meet people in the industry. This is a great way to make connections and find potential managers.

  • Use online resources: Websites such as Grit Mgmt, Sonicbids, and ReverbNation can help you find music managers.

  • Ask other musicians: Ask other musicians if they have a manager or know of any managers who are looking for new clients.

  • Create a strong online presence: Having a professional website and active social media accounts can help you get noticed by potential managers.

What to Expect When Working with a Music Manager

  • Clear communication: Your manager should keep you informed about upcoming gigs, meetings, and other important events. They should also be easy to reach when you have questions or concerns.

  • Support and guidance: A good music manager will provide guidance and support as you navigate your career. This may include helping you develop your brand, finding the right gigs, and negotiating contracts.

  • Financial agreements: Your manager will likely take a percentage of your earnings, typically around 15-20%. Make sure you discuss financial arrangements upfront and understand what services your manager will provide in exchange for their fee.

  • Trust and respect: Your manager should have your best interests at heart and work to help you achieve your goals. In turn, you should trust and respect their advice and decisions.

Finding the right music manager can take time and effort, but with the right person by your side, you can take your music career to the next level.



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