I’m looking into an artist manger what the job involves, whatan artist manager has to do, how they get the job, what training andqualifications they will need, how much they get paid how much they can earnand also how an artist manager interacts with others. What doesan artist manager’s job involve?An artist manager negotiates contacts and fees, findingbookings and events that match the performer’s career strategy, an artistmanager advises the performer about career decisions.
The artist manager alsohas to improve the performer’s publicity and promote them to the public eye.Most artist managers build a strong reputation for a good client service, attractingmore top performers make the artist manager a lot more money. Artist mangershave to be constantly up to date with what’s happening in the industry, theywill constantly spend a lot of time establishing and maintaining relationships,using contacts that they know to build up their performer’s career. An artistmanger devotes 24 hours 7 days a week their job.
How can youbecome an artist manager?To be an artist manager you have to be extremelyknowledgeable about the music industry. You will be in control of publicity,label relations, publishing relations, venue or agent relations, and all otheraspects of helping the performer become a known artist. Next step is to createyour own management company. Make up your own name and create business cardsand a logo. Having a business card gives you legitimacy, and also you will needto create your own website.
Next step is to find a band or solo artists tomanage, this can be both difficult and easy, it all depends on your location,how hard you look for the performers, and the places you look for them, tostart off with go to local shows and once you have found a well talentedartist/ band wait till they’ve finished and give them your card. Make sureyou’re not pushy or arrogant because first impressions are key, stayprofessional. Also don’t settle for just any musical performer, because you asthe artist manager has to make your performers become big to the public eye.You have to have passion for your artists you must believe in theartists/performers or you won’t get far, push them further then they have evergone. Be passionate. When you havedecided on the artist’s/performer’s you want to represent follow them up with anemail or a phone call and show them you’re interested that you want to talk abouttheir career and their goals. Next step is to have a meeting with yourartist/artist’s dress up professionally, talk to them about their currentcareer circumstances, and show them how passionate you are about making thembecome famous. You then have a contact and which the artist/artist’s signs tohave you as their artist manager.
That’s you then starting as an artist manger. Whatqualifications do you need?With being an artist manager you don’t really needqualifications, although going through collage or even university will behelpful it won’t necessarily be needed. As long as you know the basics of being an artist manager who theyinteract with and who they need to know that’s really it. What arethe responsibilities of an artist manager?Being an artist manager comes with a lot of responsibilities,an artist manager has to manage all aspects of the artists meetings, studiotime, tour schedule and public appearance schedule.
The artist manager also makes sure theperformers mental ability and emotion stability is intact because if the artistfor example is depressed it will have an extremely bad impact on the way theperformer produces music and performs. The artist manger repeatedly seek to addvalue to the artist by making the performer focus on purely writing andrecording music to a very high standard. Dealing with record companies andappoint a solicitor to take responsibilities of the legal side of themusic/recording. Handling tv enquires and press are extremely important inbuilding up the artist public profile the artist manger has to take care ofthat as well, also the artist manager has to exploit marketing opportunitiesand mitigate any damaging events or rumours towards the performers publicprofile.
How muchdoes an artist manager get paid?An artist manager’s salary ranges from £23,385 to £55,107(according to salaryquest.com) UK artist managers expect a starting salary of£25,000 (based in London where most artist managers are located). It alldepends on the performer and how much money they make and how much of theoverall percentage you agree on but is normally about 10% to 25%, but if theperformer doesn’t get any money then the artist manager won’t get any money atall. Who doesartist managers interact with?Artist manager interact with everyone in the music industrybecause they let the Artist/performers get on with performing producing andpractising.
Therefore the artist manager does everything else, here are somepeople that the artist manager interacts with: Artist managers interact with Venue owners/ Promoter to getgigs for their clients. Photographers are vital because an artist manager needs headshots and cd/record covers for their clients (artists/performers). Record companies are crucial because the client needs to besigned to then release cd/records to the public. The artist manager want tomake sure the record companies give the Best possible deal to the artists/performers. Artists/ performers are the most important because thewithout artist’s/performers the artist manager will have no one to work with. Journalist need to write articles, biographies on the artistmanager’s artists/performers this helps the public and record companiesdiscover who the artist’s/performers and how they are as ordinary people. Maybe the artist manager is doing too much that they employ abooking agent to get the artist mangers artists/performers gigs across thecountry.
An artist manager may employ an accountant to manage moneyand evenly spread out all the funds of the most important things. An artist manager with have a lawyer to manage all the legalrights of the artist manager’s artists/performers. Not only managing all the legalright but with copyright with the songs/records the artists/performers produce.If the band are a success having a lawyer read through the record contract isreally important, because the record company could take all your money and be ascam.