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October 2010
Hi FNO member!

Happy October! So, you've been practicing as a band for several months and you're wondering if it's time to get a manager. Hugh Hession discusses different ideas on when to appoint a band manager below.

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When Does an Artist or Band Need a Manager?
by Hugh Hession

Lately, I've been caught up in an online music industry group regarding when the best time is for an act to join forces with a manager to further their career opportunities. There were a multitude of opinions about this topic from a variety of industry managers and marketing people. It's a great topic, worthy of discussion.

Something to think about when you read further, is the level and type of management. Management companies have exploded onto the scene in the last 10 years, but not all are the same. Just like music artists, there are both indie and major league managers. Some manage everything, others focus on specific career objectives.

The music industry continues to change rapidly. These changes are beginning to usher in a new dynamic involving manager/artist relationships and the services they offer.

So, let's get started. The two primary schools of thought on the right time for a manager. Read more


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Indie Music New FNO Partner TheIndie.biz has launched a contest to find "The Ultimate Social Artist" with the chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes! "The Ultimate Social Artist" contest invites bands & musicians from around the world to take part & bring their fans along for the ride. The band who gains the most fans on their profile, sells the most songs through TheIndie & receives the highest ratings from the select panel of judges, wins. Registered TheIndie.biz fans also have a chance to win prizes including an HD Flip Cam. To learn more go here.


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