5 Things Artistes Need To Consider When Getting A Manager

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As we all know, the music business side of the industry takes up a lot of time and brainpower. Many artists multitasking complain that this takes up too much of their time and energy, leaving less room for actual music.

That’s why managers are important.

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I cannot stress enough that your management can make or break your career. A good manager can take you to the next level and become your best friend. A bad one can hinder your career, your creativity, your finances, and drain the life out of your music career. 

So here are a few tips to aid you to spot the best person for the job.

GET SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST

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A manager is like your friend and partner in the game and…what’s friendship without trust?

You should be able to open up on many things, discuss music related issues and plans while having fun too. That’s how management should feel. Exciting, trustworthy, and fair.

GET SOMEONE WHO IS EXPERIENCED AND HAS A PLAN

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Not everyone has experience in the industry, but trust me, the more experience they have, the more connections they have.

A good manager should have at least a few years of diverse experience in the industry. If they don’t have the experience, they should at least have a plan that you are excited about and that seems worth your while.

GET SOMEONE WHO HAS A GOOD REPUTATION IN THE INDUSTRY

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It’s important to ask around about the person that offers you a management deal. You wouldn’t want to make the same mistake other people made. Get people’s professional and private opinions on the person. 

GET SOMEONE WILLING TO PUT IN THE WORK FOR A FEW MONTHS WITHOUT A CONTRACT

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This doesn’t apply to all managers but it’s common to work with an artist for around three to six months without a contract. Just to offer some values; that way, both the artist and the management can test the waters and ensure that everyone feels comfortable with the relationship.

If either party wants out of the relationship, they can do so without having to jump through any legal hurdles and without any squabbles over finances. 

GET SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T MAKE TOO MANY “FAIRYTALE PROMISES

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Most times, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you start doing some digging on this potential manager and you find a bunch of shady information about them, run.

You don’t want somebody who claims they’ll take your career to the A-list with very little time or effort. You want somebody who will work with you towards your goals, plans and get RESULT.

Always be wary of these industry people.

Source: Kwao Lezzes-Tyt

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