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5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Music Manager

5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Music Manager

Any band or solo artist who has ever tried to get representation knows that it’s tough to find a manager. The competition is fierce and managers want to represent only those artists they feel will be able to book gigs and sell their music. The whole process can feel like a minefield, and having some ... Read More
 
How to Write Killer Facebook Posts to Engage Your Fans

How to Write Killer Facebook Posts to Engage Your Fans

What are you doing with your Facebook page? If you’re not posting regular updates that are relevant to your fans and keep them engaged, then the chances are good that you’re missing out. The most effective musician Facebook pages keep fans informed and entertained at the same time. Managing a Facebook account takes work, but ... Read More
 
Acting as Your Own Music Manager? Learn the Basics of a Good Booking Agreement

Acting as Your Own Music Manager? Learn the Basics of a Good Booking Agreement

One of the tasks that you’ll need to deal with when acting as your own music manager, is the signing of booking agreements. These are also referred to as performance agreements or engagement contracts. These contracts are legally binding and apply to any live performance. Whether you’re playing a small gig or a major venue, ... Read More
 
5 Financial Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Making it as Your Own Music Manager

5 Financial Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Making it as Your Own Music Manager

We’ve had a lot of articles discussing the advantages of acting as your own music manager. But, there are certain responsibilities that come with these dual roles. One such responsibility is the handling your finances. You’re in charge of keeping track of earnings from gigs, online sales, and other revenue streams. And, you’ll need to ... Read More
 
5 DIY Steps to Manage Your Own Career without a Music Manager

5 DIY Steps to Manage Your Own Career without a Music Manager

Building a successful music career requires dedication. This means you need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work hard. And, this applies to both the creative and business sides of your career. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the creative side. Making music and playing for fans is the goal. But, ... Read More
 
5 Potential Drawbacks of Working with a Music Manager

5 Potential Drawbacks of Working with a Music Manager

There are certain advantages to working with a music manager. They can help open doors that you might not have access to on your own. Their experience can be beneficial for a struggling musician. At the same time, there are some potential disadvantages of working with a music manager. These are issues that you should ... Read More
 
7 Stages to Getting a Record Deal without Hiring a Band Manager

7 Stages to Getting a Record Deal without Hiring a Band Manager

Hiring a band manager isn’t the ultimate goal of most artists. You want to make music and hopefully – make a living while putting out your music. Even though there are some great reasons for working with a manager, you can do quite a bit on your own. As an indie artist, you can still ... Read More
 
5 Major Advantages of Working with a Music Manager

5 Major Advantages of Working with a Music Manager

Working with a music manager has its ups and downs. They can be helpful. But, depending on where you are in your career, they may not be necessary. Typically, you’ll act as your own manager until you’ve been able to make a name for yourself and build your fan base. Until it becomes too hard ... Read More
 
What Should You Know Before Hiring a Friend to Manage Your Band

What Should You Know Before Hiring a Friend to Manage Your Band

Throughout this site, you’ll find plenty of blog articles that discuss the reasons why you don’t need a band manager. While a manager can be helpful, they aren’t always necessary. But, there are a few areas where having a manager can make the difference between getting a gig or a record contract and not signing. ... Read More
 
Everything That You Need to Include on Your Website

Everything That You Need to Include on Your Website

As a musician, you need to treat your music career like a business. This means marketing your music and growing your social media followers. But, you need a base of operations to connect all your marketing efforts. For this, you’ll need to use a website. Your website should be your central source for all details ... Read More
 
Music Management Tips to Help You Become a Verified Artist on Spotify

Music Management Tips to Help You Become a Verified Artist on Spotify

As part of your music management strategy, you should be uploading your music to Spotify. While some people have complained about royalty rates, you’re probably not going to make a fortune with music streaming at this point in your career. So, for up-and-coming artists, Spotify is a great way to get your music out there ... Read More
 
3 Steps to Jump Start Your Own Music Career Without Needing a Manager

3 Steps to Jump Start Your Own Music Career Without Needing a Manager

Do you want to be a star? Well, it won’t happen overnight. You’ll need to put in hard work. For a lot of up-and-coming musicians, there’s a belief that all you need to do is gig until you find a music manager. But, this actually comes much later. First, you’ll need to manage your own ... Read More
 
Why Should You Hold Off on Finding Music Management?

Why Should You Hold Off on Finding Music Management?

Finding a music manager may seem like an indication that your musical career is on the right path. But, this isn’t always the case. The truth is that finding music management shouldn’t be at the top of your list of priorities – until you can no longer handle the tasks involved in promoting your own ... Read More
 
5 Tips on How to Get a Music Manager

5 Tips on How to Get a Music Manager

Times have definitely changed the way that musicians go about making a name for themselves. In the past, you created music, played gigs, and hoped to get signed by a label. Thanks to technology and the way that people are more connected than ever before, the musical landscape has changed. You now need to think ... Read More
 
The Importance of a Business Plan for Music Promotion

The Importance of a Business Plan for Music Promotion

You may think that finding a music manager is the perfect solution for helping you succeed in music, but it’s actually a small part of the equation. Before you start working with a band manager or find artist management, you should be treating your musical career as a business. Why Should You Think of Your ... Read More
 
Signing an Indie Label Contract without Artist Management

Signing an Indie Label Contract without Artist Management

You don’t always need a music manager to take care of everything. You can make a name for yourself in the music industry without a manager. Though, they do have their advantages. They can help you get your foot in the door in the music industry. This may help you get a meeting with a ... Read More