How to Find the Perfect Music Manager

Growing in the music industry is always a great thing.  If you’re earning a healthy level of income but you have the potential to double or even triple it – then that’s a clear indicator that it’s time to expand your team.

Growth comes with expanding your image, one role that will help you to fulfill this is a music manager. The perfect manager will act as your main consultant when searching for more members of your growing team, such as a lawyer, agent, etc…

This person is your right hand in almost all things work related and even personal.

We’re here to help you find the right fit!


What does a music manager do?

It’s important to know that all music managers are different. You might come across some with strong creative talents and strong A&R skills, others might have solid skills in logistics, data, and social media.

According to learn.org, a music manager should prepare any legal contracts that you need, handle your financial affairs, and develop contacts for gigs.

Their duties don’t have to stop there, a music manager should also:

  • Provide guidance and advice on all aspects of your professional career
  • Create and use existing relationships to generate opportunities
  • Negotiate new deals when opportunities arise
  • Help you to craft a team based on your needs

Here are our top three tips for finding the perfect music manager:

1. Create an action plan with realistic goals for the next 5 years.

Having a solid action plan with help you when it comes to looking through someone’s credentials. It’s always great to see how the candidates match up to your needs and what they’ve done for other artists in the past.

2. Look for characteristics that you need, as an artist, to reach the next level.

If you want to step your connections up, you should look for a manager who’s an outgoing networking pro. That person needs to know how to work relationships to benefit you, your music, and brand.

3.Take your time.

It’s important to weigh all of your options so that you avoid jumping into the wrong relationship. Take your time when finding a music manager, don’t use the mindset of “something is better than nothing.” Make sure whomever you chose fits you and your goals.

We hope these tips helped you on your journey to finding the perfect music manager.

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