4 Non-Productive Roles Many Musicians Force Managers Into + Top Songs By Unsigned Artists
Great music managers are hard to find, especially when you consider that it’s one of the few professions where no experience, license, or degree is required to negotiate contracts and collect money on behalf of someone who is not under your guardianship.
While there are organizations that have set standards for best practices in the field of talent management, many music managers do not know about these organizations, so they’re not being held accountable for what they do. As a result, many artists and bands are likely to experience a bad management situation at some point in their careers.
But, the good news is that there are some good managers who really care about their artists, and are willing to wear a number of different hats to ensure success is attained. As a former manager/damage control agent, I can tell you that it’s not a glamorous job to juggle the various personalities of creative artists.
In this episode I will share what some of the nonproductive roles that music managers may have to fill when representing musicians.
- The Babysitter
- The Mediator
- The Interrogator
- The Shrink
MUSIC FEATURED INCLUDES:
- Port of Est. – “Valentine In My Headphones” (Experimental Pop)
- Cool Company – “Summer Daze (Soul)
- Bitter’s Kiss – “The Rope” (Indie, Folk-Pop)
- Jaylon Ashaun – “While You Wait” (R&B, Pop)
- Magic Lightnin Boys – “Mojo” (Blues, Rock)
- Ramsey – “PAY” (Pop, Trip-Hop)
- Younes – “You Aint Got Nothing On Me” (R&B)