Artist Manager Roles; Do You Really Need one ? - Description (2023)

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Table of Contents

Definition of an artist manager

What Does an Artist Manager Do / His/Her Roles

How managers get paid?

Where to find an artist manager

How to become an artist manager

Useful tools

Do you really need an artist manager or not ?

Ressources

When you ask an artist what is the role of an artist manager, I always get various answers, and I totally understand.

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  • Some will say: an artist manager will book shows or festivals for me
  • He is the guy who got me signed on a label
  • An artist manager is the person who will help our band with all marketing aspects
  • Or eventually: our artist manager is the guy behind the merch table
  • An artist manager is the person who will help us with our finances

There are no wrong answers in all that. His role is very wide in terms of scope. Also the way he works with one artist might differ with others as they have different needs (one artist may require more support to find gigs while another band may request more sales expertise to develop their acquisition funnel on some specific markets).

Definition of an artist manager

Artist managers shape their clients' careers both in a day-to-day and long-term sense. They often help clients book gigs, plan album projects, orchestrate record releases and tours, create marketing and merchandising strategies, get paid for their work, and establish and pursue long-term career goals

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What Does an Artist Manager Do / His/Her Roles

An artist manager (also called music manager), by representing and advocating the interest of the artist, will always look to ensure all the rights components are present for the career development (from an artistic and also business point of view)of his client.

He will be the one having a 360degree view of the artist development. It implies being in contact with various key actors from the music industry (as explained below).

To get a better understanding on how various are the roles of an artist manager, I listed a series of key activities where his role is instrumental:

Build & Coordinate any touring activities

As you can see he/she will be in touch with one or more booking agencies (also called talent buyers) handling a specific territory.

In this case, he/she will inform the booking agencies of the touring plan (dates, territory, recent release..) and the agent will start looking for events, festivals, clubs that fit your criteria).

If you are an artist manager and your client is not under the umbrella of a booking agency, then it means you will certainly have direct contact with local promoters, club owners, festivals etc..

Your job will be to :

  • Building a tour (if you don’t have an agent)
  • secure slot for your band
  • Agree on a time slot, soundcheck time, load in.
  • Collect the technical spec of the venue that you give to the band or their sound/light engineer
  • Negotiate the fee and other incentives provided (catering, accommodation)
  • Agree also on the form of promotion the venue will do (or not) for the band
  • Who will take care of selling merchandise (does the venue has a dedicated person or the band need to have someone)

Note: in some cases, the artist manager can have a double hat and act also as a touring manager (especially if you are an emerging artist).

Orchestrate all the Marketing activities

  • Get in touch with the various PR agencies and serve as an in-between with the agency and the artist
  • Agree on the how and when and budget with PR agencies or digital marketing agencies about the future campaign
  • Facilitate the work of the PR agency by making sure they get all the requirements requested to launch a campaign

Advocating while Networking

The aim for a manager is to build a complete eco-system around the band and consequently develop a series of stable and strong partnerships within the music industry such as:

  • Finding booking agencies for specific territory, festivals promoters
  • Finding publishers, sync, lawyers, publicist
  • Be present at Music Showcase Conferences and present the artists to a certain number of delegates present
  • Find and meet distributors, labels, A&R, medias
  • Meet your dedicated Music Export organisation (mostly for European artists) and discuss eventual funding a band can get

Recording process coordination

Agree with the artist or bands, on which studio they want to record (it’s not always the case, often for emerging band, they know already the studio they will record and they may contact directly the studio…)

Get in touch with sound engineer or producer, to check their timeline, budget (and see if it fits the plan of the artist)

Key role in Accounting

Being an Artist manager, you need to have also an overview of the finance state of the artist and be in regular contact with an official accountant.

You will need to ensure that:

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  • All invoices are sent on behalf of the band are properly handled and paid
  • All the expenses done by the artist are paid on time by the artist
  • You have a constant monitoring of the budget and the expenses are allocated as agreed with the artists
  • Invoices and bills are sent to the accountant on time

Facilitate all legal aspects

Every artists should have a lawyer. I always consider an artist as a legal entity (like a company) therefore you need to have a dedicated lawyer. As an artist you will have to sign a various number of agreements/contracts such as:

  • Distribution contract with your label or distribution company,
  • Partnership contract with another artist (maybe for a remix or song project..),
  • Sponsor deals
  • PR services
  • Artist management contract
  • Live event contract (for a participation to a festival for instance or a regular show)

You need to be very well acquainted with the regulation in place and be able to understand the law jargon and how to navigate around it. For this purpose I highly recommend you get in touch with a lawyer.

The artist manager can provide his assistance by finding one legal attorney and serve as a liaison between him and your band.

Also, you will need to make sure that all major contracts signed or have your own template contract (for live event for instance) got the green light of the lawyer.

Ensure Royalties collection

Make sure that your artist/band is registered to a royalties society in their home country.

Note you can use the service of a company like Songtrust.

Distribution channel growth

If you work with a label, you need to inform them well in advance of your release cycle, so they can help you to prepare the distribution and the promotion. So in this particular case, you are delegating and the label will update you in due time.

In case you don’t have a label, but you are working with distribution company, then it’s a very similar scenario, you need to get in touch with them, inform them about your release plan, check with them their promotion offers (if they have).

Nowadays, a lot of artists (at least the emerging) work in a hybrid way sometime with a label for a specific territory (let’s say Europe and Americas for instance) and eventually use some specific distribution partnership (for some countries in Asia like Japan, China, Korea..).

Merchandise sales

A great way for an artist to generate income is through the sale of merchandise (throughout all the year).

If the artist don’t have a dedicated team in place, the artist manager will need to provide assistance on:

  • Get in touch with various march providers and proceed with ordering
  • Ensure stocks are available for sale
  • Set up and Launch sales campaign and funnel
  • Make sure to have a proper sales platforms in place

It's a lot of content to digest already. I made a quick summary, you should check the infographic below:

How managers get paid?

The commission and consultant model

I listed 3 options here:

  • The band and the artist manager agree on a specific percentage (commission) based on the artists activities (touring, merch sales, ..)
  • The band/artists agree with the artist manager on a fixed fee to be paid on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis

OR

  • An hybrid solution gathering the 2 points above.

Where to find an artist manager

There are multiple ways to find an artists manager, check below

  • Attend showcases and dig into the delegates database
  • Recommendations from some artists you know
  • Labels: they all know a bunch of artist managers.
  • Linkedin/Google
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It’s not complicated to find one, the most complicated aspect is to find one that matches your vision and who can really level up your career.

Ideally, the artist and the music manager need to have a real synergy and ready to have a long relationship.

How to become an artist manager

No real recipe here. It's clear you need a certain level of commitment, passion, a certain understanding of the music industry (even if I believe you can learn on the spot) but also you need "ideally" the following skills or mindset:

Being a data analyst on:

  • The incomes and cost generated on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis
  • Streams and followers acquired on streaming platforms on monthly basis
  • Audience growth on specific period or yearly across social medias and mailing list..

Being a planner based on:

  • Goals and objective agreed with the band
  • Touring activities on specific areas in specific months
  • Release single/albums that would required actions from PR/social media marketing/labels
  • distribution coordination

Being a business developer on:

  • Constantly looking to develop revenue in current and emerging international territories

You can also educate yourself:

I listed a lit of places where you can gain knowledge and become an expert in artist management

Useful tools

If you are looking to get a snapshot of the band activities across the WEB, you may consider use the following (but keep in mind they are paid tools, and you can live without if budget is an issue):

Chartmetric - cool tool that allow you to check the analytics of the bands on various platforms such as : Facebook/Youtube/Instagram/Spotify/Deezer. They have a free version and if you want to upgrade to Premium, you need to open your wallet big time as the monthly fee is about 140 euro/month.

Soundcharts. Similar as Chartmetric, a lot of data in their dashboard. Very cool segment about the airplay (even if they don’t cover all territories..). No free account possible like in Chartmetric, here they give you 7 days for free and get an taste of it and then you need to pay 40USD/month. Not cheap for young artist manager.

While those tools exists, i had to mention them, keep in mind you can retrieve most of those data by yourself. It’s more DIY and you may need to use an excel sheet.

Google Analytics: to check the website activity of the band

Mailchimp (or any other email marketing platforms such as DRIP): to check the growth in terms of email subscribers

Merch Sales platforms such as Click Funnel, Wohoo Commerce, Thrive cart: to launch and monitor sales activities of the band

Do you really need an artist manager or not ?

This is a tough question. It really depends on various factors such as on what goals you want to achieve with your bands, also on which phase you are currently (do you just start, or you have been touring and releasing for the last several years..). It also depends if you are ready to allocate a budget for an artist manager.

If you are unsure, you should discuss with an artist manager and explain what is your current situation and what you are aiming for. Based on a realistic assessment, the manager might tell you if it's the right time or not.

Also, you could get an artist manager and work for a period of 3 to 6 month first and see how it goes. At the end of the time, you should be able to see if the collaboration was fruitful or not.

Remember the following: it’s not because you are hiring a manager that all of sudden you will become popular and get loads of concerts.

Keep in mind, it can be a long process paved with bumps, there is an observation & review phase followed by an implementation phase . So you may need to wait for a couple of months or a year before seeing the first effect of his actions.

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About the author

John W.

17 years experience in the Music Industry, I worked as a promoter in Bangkok for 8 years where I set up shows for Backstreet Boys, Death Cab For Cutie, Mogwai, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock.. In 2016, I created my own artist management agency which focus on the development of emerging artists

FAQs

What does being an artist manager involve? ›

The job may include: negotiating contracts and fees, finding and booking events and venues that match the artist's career strategy, advising on career decisions, publicity and promotion, helping them on career decisions such as which record producer to work with, or which songs to perform, and managing media relations ...

Would I benefit from having an artist manager? ›

The main advantage of working with a manager is that they can bring credibility. While this isn't always the case, some of the people that you'll need to deal with are more likely to take your music seriously when you've got a manager present. It brings a certain level of professionalism.

Do all artists have managers? ›

Having said that, managers and agents (or their equivalents) do exist in the art world. In most cases, an artist's primary gallery handles the business end of things. A number of more successful artists can afford to hire managers, agents or consultants who regularly advise, represent or handle their business affairs.

How much should an artist manager get paid? ›

Average Salary for an Artist Manager

Artist Managers in America make an average salary of $70,960 per year or $34 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $127,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $39,000 per year.

How much should an artist manager take? ›

Managers are usually paid on commission, meaning they are paid a percentage of what their artist earns. The commission rate varies slightly from manager to manager, but the standard rate is 20% of the gross income, net of some expenses.

What are the 4 classic functions of an artist manager are? ›

Artist managers guide every aspect of their clients' careers, counseling them on professional decisions and opportunities, overseeing their day-to-day schedules and activities, and representing their interests within larger productions and teams.

Should an artist have a manager? ›

It really depends on the artist. Usually, artists look for a Manager when things get too overwhelming for them to handle themselves. But, other artists have someone from the beginning to help get their career off the ground. Either way, an artist needs a Manager who is fearless in helping them achieve their goals!

How do I start as an artist manager? ›

How to become a music manager
  1. Earn a bachelor's degree. While some music managers can find work without a college degree, many candidates choose to pursue one. ...
  2. Complete an internship. ...
  3. Stay updated on trends in the industry. ...
  4. Apply for jobs with established artists or companies. ...
  5. Find your own clients.
18 Oct 2021

Can an artist have two managers? ›

An artist may need three different managers for specific job roles through their career, viz., Artist / Talent Manager, Tour Manager and Business Manager. A tour manager is in charge of the big chunk of planning before the band even goes out on the road. They make sure that the tour runs smoothly.

When should a music artist get a manager? ›

When should an artist hire a manager? We asked artist manager Mike Luna of MOON Management this question in episode 9 of the Music Business Dreams Podcast. His answer: “When the business aspect of your career is interfering with you being able to make music, that's when you need a manager.”

When should I get an artist manager? ›

If you've been handling everything on your own and are hitting a wall getting past the proverbial industry waiting room, it might be time to hire a manager. A manager must constantly work at managing your own expectations and goals, while expanding your base of industry relationships, experience and knowledge.

What is the difference between an artist manager and agent? ›

While agents book you for work, a manager's job is to provide career guidance and business management. 1. Talent managers can be anyone a client trusts to manage their business. In many cases, talent managers are family members or friends.

How do I find a manager for my art? ›

Just like some agents are finding artists on the web, you can find your next agent through a simple online search. Start local, looking for artist agents in your area. You can search “artist representative,” “private art dealer,” or “fine art representation” with your city or zip code to get some great results.

What is an artist manager called? ›

A talent manager (also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager) is an individual who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry.

Is there a high demand for artist managers? ›

Vacancies for this career have increased by 48.71 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.04 percent per year. Demand for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes is expected to go up, with an expected 8,250 new jobs filled by 2029.
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Do managers make more than artists? ›

While there is no set typical payment or commission rate for a manager, most managers earn anywhere from 10-25% of the artist's total income, typically the rate is between 15-20%.

How long is a artist manager contract? ›

How long is a normal artist manager contract? The standard length of the management contract is three years but it can vary from 2 to 5 years on a case by case basis. Most contracts also include a "Sunset" clause.

Does a manager pay for studio time? ›

What Extra Expenses Should An Artist Pay To His / Her Manager. The artist usually only pays for the expenses that are related directly to him. For example, artists usually pay for their marketing expenses and studio time on their own.

What should an artist management contract include? ›

7 Essential Clauses in an Artist Management Deal
  • Exclusivity. The manager is more likely than not, the artist's only manager, but the artist may not be the manager's only artist. ...
  • Time. ...
  • Manager's Management Services. ...
  • Decision-Making. ...
  • Commission. ...
  • Expenses. ...
  • Cash Flow.
16 Aug 2017

How much do day to day artist managers make? ›

Day-to-Day Artist Manager pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Day-to-Day Artist Manager is $58,271 per year in United States.

What does a day to day manager do? ›

Day managers are responsible for ensuring employees' productivity, monitoring the efficiency of all processes, and creating a positive working environment for employees. You will also meet with senior management daily to keep up-to-date on operational shifts, problems, and progress.

How do I find a manager for my music? ›

Consider these five tips to find the perfect manager for your needs:
  1. Network and Build Relationships. Simple enough, right? ...
  2. Research Music Management Companies. ...
  3. Search LinkedIn and Social Media. ...
  4. Play Live Shows. ...
  5. Enlist Your Friends. ...
  6. Release Quality Music. ...
  7. Have a Developed Artist Brand. ...
  8. Build a Fan Base and Have a Following.
1 Jun 2020

Do visual artists need managers? ›

Unlike musicians, visual artists do not have managers. And just as record labels used to have all the power over musicians' careers, power in the art world is still largely concentrated in the hands of galleries, which can be frustrating for artists.

Do you need a manager? ›

In a recent survey of 3,000 American workers conducted by GoodHire, 83% of respondents said they could do their job without a manager. That number increases to 89% for finance and insurance professionals, 88% among healthcare workers, and 87% for those in hospitality, science, and technology roles.

Do bands need a manager? ›

Many artists just starting out are aware that having a manager is important, but they don't quite know what that role is responsible for. This is a person that you'll be working closely with and paying, so it should be clear to you exactly what they do.

Is it hard to become an artist manager? ›

From booking gigs to negotiating business deals and organizing tours, an artist manager has a hand in just about every aspect of an artist's career. The job is hard work, and the path towards becoming a manager can be long and hard, but the career can be incredibly satisfying.

How do artist managers find clients? ›

Music managers often have contacts in the industry with music producers or other artists who can collaborate with their clients and help them grow as artists. Managers often talk with their clients on a daily basis and help guide them through a variety of musical and business decisions.

How much does it cost to start an artist management company? ›

Start-up costs can range from $2,000 to $10,000. These funds you'll mostly invest in travel, networking and marketing. It might take six to 12 months to see any return from the musicians. In the beginning, it might be wise to work from home and keep your day job.

What percentage does a manager get? ›

And their income is tied to their artist's success. The typical fixed commission rate is 15 to 20 percent of gross income, but some managers work with a variable rate: For instance, 10 percent on income to $100,000, 15 percent on income to $500,000 and 20 percent above that.

Can a musician fire their manager? ›

That's why it's very common for managers not to have a contract with their artists, on the basis that no contract in the world can make people work together productively if they don't want to. The band can walk away at any time, but a manager trusts they won't.

What should I ask an artist manager? ›

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Music Manager
  • Who Have You Worked With? Hinterhaus Productions / Getty Images. ...
  • Who Do You Think Our Audience Is? ...
  • What Do You Think We Could Accomplish in Six Months? ...
  • Do You Have a Standard Contract? ...
  • How Much Do You Want to Be Paid?
20 Nov 2019

Do I need a manager for my music? ›

If you've got your act together creatively and professionally, I'd recommend getting a manager on board. The exact role of the manager will depend on your agreement with them and how much you want them to get involved in your music career.

How do I email an artist manager? ›

Email Tips For Art Professionals
  1. Set up a professional email address. Your email address reflects a lot about you. ...
  2. Fill out the “subject” heading. ...
  3. Write to the right person. ...
  4. Identify yourself. ...
  5. Follow basic proper writing rules. ...
  6. Make it readable. ...
  7. Be clear and concise. ...
  8. Write in a positive professional tone.

How do influencers get managers? ›

All successful influencers and content creators have management. This influencer manager can form part of an agency agreement, talent manager, or could be as a result of hiring a trusted friend or relative to handle the 'business side' of their brand.

Is the unsigned guide worth it? ›

I'd be interested to know how many successful bands and musicians owe their success to the guide – even if you're a manager, rather than an unsigned musician trying to make it on your own, then you're going to find it useful. So is it worth it? Yes, it is – for the price that you pay, you easily get your money back.

How do you get noticed in the music industry? ›

Top tips on being discovered
  1. Register your band for as many websites as possible, for example SoundCloud, Facebook, Last.fm, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.
  2. Get on new websites as soon as they launch. ...
  3. Get your music out there. ...
  4. Ask for feedback from people, but don't get angry if the reaction is negative.

How do I become a manager with no experience? ›

Here are 8 steps to get hired as a manager if you've never managed people before:
  1. Seek out education. ...
  2. Lead a project. ...
  3. Mentor a teammate. ...
  4. Support your supervisor. ...
  5. Revise your resume. ...
  6. Explore internal opportunities. ...
  7. Consider assistant manager roles. ...
  8. Prepare for interviews.
9 Nov 2021

Should you get a manager or an agent first? ›

It is totally fine to seek a manager even if you don't have an agent. That said, you must have realistic expectations of having a manager versus an agent before acquiring your first (or next) agent.

What percentage do talent managers take? ›

They negotiate long term contracts as they work with talent for a considerable time before they see a return on their investment. This might be why they take higher commission than agents, taking an average fee of 15-20% for their services.

What percentage do art agents take? ›

Entrepreneur.com suggests that art broker commission rates can equal roughly 10% to 20% of an art piece's sale price (or the artist's fee for a campaign, engagement, etc.). Meanwhile, the standard commission for commercial gallery representation sits at about 50% per piece, though fees can be anywhere from 20% to 60%.

How do artists get representation? ›

How Does an Artist Get a Gallery, Anyway? Here Are 11 Practical Steps That Could Lead to Bona Fide Representation
  1. Don't Show Up on the Doorstep. ...
  2. Know Your Worth. ...
  3. Figure Out What Your Scene Is. ...
  4. Be a Presence. ...
  5. Pick a Specific Target. ...
  6. Yes, Do Instagram. ...
  7. Learn the Delicate Art of the Studio Visit. ...
  8. Don't Get Ground Down.
12 Aug 2019

Do fine artists have agents? ›

There are VERY FEW ART AGENTS FOR FINE ARTISTS. Those who do work as agents tend to work as (and are better known as) gallery owners or art dealers. Artists who do have personal agents tend to be very busy and extremely successful artists where the agent functions more in a business manager role.

What makes a good artist manager? ›

Good artist managers MUST have a very strong work ethic and determination because you've got a very high level of responsibility. You're managing someone else's entire career (your artists), on top of your own, and must take that responsibility seriously.

How do I become a good artist manager? ›

What Skills Do You Need to Become a Music Manager?
  1. Honesty.
  2. The ability to multitask.
  3. Financial literacy.
  4. A DIY spirit to create opportunities for your clients.
  5. Relentless drive.
  6. Some fluency in the artistic language of music.
  7. Connections within the entertainment industry.
  8. A passion for artist management.
29 Sept 2021

What is the difference between a talent agent and a talent manager? ›

A talent manager is more concerned about where an actor's career is going to be in a few years; whereas a talent agent is more interested in where an actor's career is right now. One of the biggest differences between agents and managers is the size of their rosters.

What makes a great artist manager? ›

The most successful managers are egoless, thick-skinned, and tenacious, ready and able to advocate tirelessly behind the scenes on behalf of their client. Artist managers shape their clients' careers both in a day-to-day and long-term sense.

What skills does a music manager need? ›

What Skills Do You Need to Become a Music Manager?
  • Honesty.
  • The ability to multitask.
  • Financial literacy.
  • A DIY spirit to create opportunities for your clients.
  • Relentless drive.
  • Some fluency in the artistic language of music.
  • Connections within the entertainment industry.
  • A passion for artist management.
29 Sept 2021

How do you become an art manager? ›

Follow these five steps to become an art manager:
  1. Get a bachelor's degree. The most important step to becoming an art manager is to get the required education. ...
  2. Get a master's degree. ...
  3. Get industry experience. ...
  4. Create a portfolio. ...
  5. Apply for jobs.
13 Jul 2021

Is it hard to be an artist manager? ›

Behind every successful artist is a talented and hard working manager. Artist management in the music industry is an incredibly hard and fast paced job that is perfect for someone that loves music and wants to play a significant role in shaping an artist's career.

How do independent artists get managers? ›

How To Get A Music Manager
  1. Make Sure You're Ready. ...
  2. Take A Chance On Less Experienced Managers. ...
  3. Find The Right Skillset For You. ...
  4. Release Quality Music. ...
  5. Have The Right Relationship Mindset. ...
  6. Make Your Fan Base And Have A Dedicated Following. ...
  7. Networking & Building Connections. ...
  8. Find Managers Of Similar Artists.
17 Nov 2021

Does an artist need a manager? ›

It really depends on the artist. Usually, artists look for a Manager when things get too overwhelming for them to handle themselves. But, other artists have someone from the beginning to help get their career off the ground. Either way, an artist needs a Manager who is fearless in helping them achieve their goals!

Can an artist have two managers? ›

An artist may need three different managers for specific job roles through their career, viz., Artist / Talent Manager, Tour Manager and Business Manager. A tour manager is in charge of the big chunk of planning before the band even goes out on the road. They make sure that the tour runs smoothly.

What should a good music manager do? ›

To be a good music manager you need to be organised, excellent with people and have a good understanding of the industry as it stands today. Your basic role is to bring together the people and projects which meet the goals of the artist and their record company.

How can I become a good music manager? ›

Great managers go above and beyond to secure the best business opportunities for their artists, and this includes having to:
  1. Be the connection between the artist and the rest of the team.
  2. Develop itineraries and manage calendars.
  3. Give advice, whether it's personal and professional.
  4. Understand how royalties work.

What is the purpose of music manager? ›

A music manager is an industry professional who works closely with artists to help them meet their goals. Music managers help with all aspects of a music career, including music production, performance and promotion of the artist.

How do I become a manager with no experience? ›

Here are 8 steps to get hired as a manager if you've never managed people before:
  1. Seek out education. ...
  2. Lead a project. ...
  3. Mentor a teammate. ...
  4. Support your supervisor. ...
  5. Revise your resume. ...
  6. Explore internal opportunities. ...
  7. Consider assistant manager roles. ...
  8. Prepare for interviews.
9 Nov 2021

Is there a high demand for artist managers? ›

Vacancies for this career have increased by 48.71 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.04 percent per year. Demand for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes is expected to go up, with an expected 8,250 new jobs filled by 2029.
...
Also known as:
New York2,830
Nevada240
5 more rows

What is the difference between an artist manager and agent? ›

While agents book you for work, a manager's job is to provide career guidance and business management. 1. Talent managers can be anyone a client trusts to manage their business. In many cases, talent managers are family members or friends.

Where should an artist manager start? ›

Here are some steps you can follow to start your career as a music manager:
  • Earn a bachelor's degree. ...
  • Complete an internship. ...
  • Stay updated on trends in the industry. ...
  • Apply for jobs with established artists or companies. ...
  • Find your own clients.
18 Oct 2021

How much do day to day artist managers make? ›

Day-to-Day Artist Manager pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Day-to-Day Artist Manager is $58,271 per year in United States.

Should an artist management company be an LLC? ›

Yes. An LLC will give you personal liability protection against potential business risks as well as give your talent agency more tax options and credibility. It is relatively inexpensive and simple to form and maintain an LLC.

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