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October 2011
Choosing a music manager is a big task. You want to find someone who will best represent you and help propel your career forward. Read on for tips to help you choose the right person or company.

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Five Things to Look For in a Music Manager
by Andy Jones

find a music managerYou wouldn’t pick just anybody to play in your band. You want the best you can get, someone who adds something to the music you’re creating. You should approach hiring artist consultants or music management companies the same way.

Chances are, you already know what to look for in a bass player or a producer. But, do you know what to look for in a music management company? Obviously, you need someone you can trust both personally and professionally. But what else should you be looking for in music management companies?

Here are 5 important things to consider:

1. Tenacity and Reliability. You need an artist manager who knows how to follow through and is prepared to stick with you. Sometimes it takes a while before bands or artists become an “overnight success.” You need someone who won’t quit on you just because a label turns your demo down, someone who knows that you may hear a few “no’s” before you get that recording contract. Don’t be afraid to ask any prospective band management company to prove they have these qualities by giving references or interviewing them yourself! Read more


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