Artist & DIY Management

As artists progress in their careers, they may find themselves in need of management. Many artists choose to take on these responsibilities for themselves – but where on earth to start? Or, perhaps you’re an aspiring band manager yourself – how do you begin to navigate this massive world alone? Set your fears aside, because we’ve spoken to a myriad of industry veterans who are full to the brim of knowledge that’ll help you kickstart your career in artist management or self-management. Before you go ahead and check out the in-depth video content from our esteemed mentors, make sure you have a look at the helpful links we’ve added down below the course units at the bottom of the page!

Artist Management / Self Management
When you involve yourself in music management for the first time, you will be out of your depth. That's not to discourage; that's to prepare you for a career of learning, networking, emotion, music and with the right choices, success. Using our detailed library of artist manager interviews, your path will be more focused and confident. Irrespective of how you're involving yourself with management, it's time to learn the foundations.
Module 1What Qualities and Skills Should a Good Manager Have?
Find out what it takes to be a kick ass band manager.
Unit 1Ben Preece - Qualities And Skills Of A Good Manager [03:24]
Unit 2David MacDonald - Qualities of a Good Manager [2:26]
Unit 3Darren Sanicki - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [0:58]
Unit 4Dominic Miller - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [2:29]
Unit 5Gregg Donovan - Skills and Qualities Managers Need [6:37]
Unit 6Geoff Bell - What Makes A Good Agent [01:32]
Unit 7Geoff Bell - What Can A Good Agent Do For A Band [01:04]
Unit 8Jackson Walkden Brown - Qualities and Skills a Good Manager Should Have [1:02]
Unit 9Jesse Barbera - Qualities and Skills a Good Manager Should Have [0:54]
Unit 10Jesse Flavell - Qualities & Skills Of A Good Manager [3:33]
Unit 11Leanne de Souza - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [2:01]
Unit 12Maggie Collins - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [1:09]
Unit 13Rachael Dixon - Skills For A Manager [02:07]
Unit 14Stu McCullough - Good Skills For Managers [04:19]
Unit 15Tim Price - Skills and Qualities of a Good Manager [1:24]
Unit 16Troy Barrott - Qualities & Skills Of A Good Manager [2:19]
Unit 17Andrew Stone - Qualities of a Good Manager [2:08]
Module 2What to Look for In An Artist
So you want to manage bands? What do you need to look for in an artist before you make an offer.
Unit 1Ben Preece - What To Look For In A Band [02:19]
Unit 2Gregg Donovan - How To Approach A Band Or Manager [4:09]
Unit 3Jesse Flavell - What To Look For In An Artist [4:02]
Unit 4Rachael Dixon - What To Look For When Considering A Band To Manage [01:42]
Unit 5Rachael Dixon - How To Approach Someone To Work With [02:13]
Unit 6Stu McCullough - What To Look For In A Band [01:20]
Unit 7Troy Barrott - What To Look For In A New Artist [3:56]
Module 3When is a Person Ready to be a Good Artist Manager?
At what point does an aspiring artist manager transition into an awesome manager?
Unit 1Ben Preece - When Is A Person Ready To Be A Manager [01:32]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - When is a Person Ready to Become a Manager? [0:42]
Unit 3Dominic Miller - Becoming a Good Manager [1:30]
Unit 4Gregg Donovan - When Is Someone Ready To Be A Manager [4:59]
Unit 5Jackson Walkden-Brown - When is a Person Ready to be a Good Manager [2:52]
Unit 6Jesse Barbera - When are you Ready to be a Good Manager? [0:33]
Unit 7Pete Murray - Management Skills and Qualities [2:20]
Unit 8Rachael Dixon - When Are You Ready To Be A Manager? [00:58]
Unit 9Stu McCullough - When Is A Person Ready To Be A Manager [00:57]
Unit 10Tim Price - When is a Person Ready to Become a Manager? [2:34]
Module 4When is an Artist Ready for a Manager?
We hear from industry figures about when an artist should start talking to potential managers.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - When is an Artist Ready for a Manager? [2:45]
Unit 2Ben Preece - When Is A Band Or Artist Ready For A Manager [01:57]
Unit 3David MacDonald - When is a Band Ready for Management? [2:03]
Unit 4Darren Sanicki - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:19]
Unit 5Dominic Miller - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:30]
Unit 6Gregg Donovan - When Is An Artist Ready For Management [1:44]
Unit 7Gregg Donovan - What To Look For In A Band [3:37]
Unit 8Geoff Bell - When Should An Agent Be Working With A Band [01:55]
Unit 9Jackson Walkden Brown - When is a Band Ready for a Manager? [3:16]
Unit 10Jesse Flavell - When Does An Artist Need A Manager [2:15]
Unit 11Jesse Barbera - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:10]
Unit 12Leanne de Souza - When is a Band or Artist ready for a Manager [1:36]
Unit 13Maggie Collins - When is a Band Ready for a Manager? [1:25]
Unit 14Stu McCullough - When Is A Band Ready For A Manager [01:00]
Unit 15Tim Price - When is a Band or Artist Ready for Management? [2:28]
Unit 16Troy Barrott - When Is An Artist Ready For A Manager [2:39]
Module 5What Does an Artist Manager Do Exactly? What Do They NOT Do?
It's important to clearly define the roles of managers and artists as some managers and artists have different requirements. Let's have a squiz at what typical roles include, and what boundaries there might be.
Unit 1David MacDonald - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:57]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:09]
Unit 3Dominic Miller - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:02]
Unit 4Jackson Walkden Brown - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [6:33]
Unit 5Jesse Barbera - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:53]
Unit 6Leanne de Souza - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [4:21]
Unit 7Maggie Collins - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:03]
Unit 8Tim Price - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [3:26]
Module 6Artist/Manager Agreements
What preparations should artists/managers make ahead of entering into an agreement? What kinds of things should go into a management agreement?
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Preparing for Artist/Management Agreements [1:21]
Unit 2Ben Preece - Preparation Before Entering Into An Agreement [01:18]
Unit 3Ben Preece - What Should Go Into A Management Agreement [03:23]
Unit 4David MacDonald - Management Agreements [3:02]
Unit 5Darren Sanicki - Preparing for an Artist/ Management Agreement [1:11]
Unit 6Darren Sanicki - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [2:55]
Unit 7Dominic Miller - Preparing for Artist/ Manager Agreement [1:08]
Unit 8Dominic Miller - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [2:59]
Unit 9Geoff Bell - What Goes Into An Agreement Or Contract [02:44]
Unit 10Gregg Donovan - What An Artist Management Contract Looks like [4:13]
Unit 11Jackson Walkden Brown - Preparations For Artist/ Manager Agreement [2:53]
Unit 12Jackson Walkden Brown - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [6:36]
Unit 13Jesse Barbera - Preparation for the Artist Manager Relationship [1:17]
Unit 14Jesse Barbera - What Goes Into an Artist/Manager Agreement [1:50]
Unit 15Jesse Flavell - Preparations Before Entering Into A Management Agreement [1:38]
Unit 16Jesse Flavell - What Goes Into A Management Agreement [2:49]
Unit 17Leanne de Souza - Suggestions Before Entering into an Agreement [1:52]
Unit 18Maggie Collins - Suggestions Before Entering Into an Agreement [1:14]
Unit 19Pete Murray - How Should Managers Get Paid [4:34]
Unit 20Rachael Dixon - How To Prepare Yourself Before Entering Agreements [01:55]
Unit 21Stu McCullough - What Is In A Management Contract [01:54]
Unit 22Stu McCullough - How To Manage Expectations Before Entering Agreements [01:00]
Unit 23Tim Price - Preparing for Artist/ Manager Agreements [2:15]
Unit 24Tim Price - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [5:15]
Unit 25Troy Barrott - Preparation [1:53]
Unit 26Troy Barrott - Management Agreements [4:35]
Module 7What are the First Steps a Manager Should Take When Starting With a New Artist?
It's important to get all the business aspects in order. Lets look at what the key steps are when first setting up the artists business.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - First Steps With A New Artist [1:17]
Unit 2Ben Preece - The First Steps A Manager Should Take When Starting With A new Artist [01:25]
Unit 3David MacDonald - Steps a Manager Should Take With a New Artist [5:29]
Unit 4Darren Sanicki - First Steps for New Managers [2:00]
Unit 5Dominic Miller - First Steps a Manager Should Take [1:45]
Unit 6Gregg Donovan - First Steps With A New Band [6:07]
Unit 7Jackson Walkden Brown - First Steps for a New Manager with a New Artist [6:20]
Unit 8Jesse Barbera - First Steps a Manager Should Take [1:31]
Unit 9Jesse Flavell - First Steps For New Artists [2:45]
Unit 10Leanne de Souza - Advice for Starting with a New Artist [4:32]
Unit 11Maggie Collins - Starting With a New Artist [00:36]
Unit 12Michelle Padovan And Steven Bell - Approaching Artists [01:52]
Unit 13Rachael Dixon - First Steps When Working With New Artists [00:53]
Unit 14Stu McCullough - How To Approach An Artist To Work With [01:37]
Unit 15Tim Price - First Steps a Manager Should Take with an Artist [3:36]
Unit 16Troy Barrott - First Steps With A New Artist [2:33]
Unit 17Troy Barrott - Three Priorities [2:21]
Module 8Choosing The Right Strategy For Your Artist
We discuss how to work out what's right for your artist
Unit 1Gregg Donovan - Choosing The Right Management Strategy For The Band [5:42]
Unit 2Rachael Dixon - How Do You Choose Strategies Based On Different Artists [01:44]
Unit 3Stu McCullough - How To Choose Strategies For A New Band [00:58]
Unit 4Stu McCullough - How To Choose Strategies For Artists Based On Their Differences [02:52]
Unit 5Ben Preece - Would You Get A Band You Are Working With A Record Deal With A Label [02:13]
Module 9Business Plans
Is there any value in setting up and following a business plan?
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Business Plans [2:27]
Unit 2Ben Preece - The Value Of Setting Up A Business Plan [01:12]
Unit 3Darren Sanicki - Is There Any Value in Following a Business Plan? [1:49]
Unit 4Eddie Jacobson - Business Plans? [2:50]
Unit 5Harmony James - The Value Of A Business Plan [0:45]
Unit 6Jeremy Neale - The Value of Having a Business Plan [0:53]
Unit 7Jesse Barbera - The Value in Setting up a Business/Project Plan [2:32]
Unit 8Jesse Flavell - The Importance Of A Business Plan [2:13]
Unit 9KLP - Business Plans [1:06]
Unit 10Leanne de Souza - The Value of Business Plans [2:45]
Unit 11Matt Walters - Budgeting, Planning & Timelines [2:05]
Unit 12Maggie Collins - The Value in Business Plans [00:51]
Unit 13Mia Dyson - The Value of Having a Business Plan [2:07]
Unit 14Seja - The Value of a Business Plan [0:16]
Unit 15Stu McCullough - Can You Survive Without A Business Plan [01:24]
Unit 16Tim Price - The Value of a Business Plan [3:34]
Unit 17Troy Barrott - Business Plans [2:42]
Module 10Budgeting
What is the value in budgeting and how does one go about doing setting up a budget? Please note that there is a whole course on book keeping for artists in a separate section.
Unit 1Ben Preece - What Is The Value Of Budgeting [01:19]
Unit 2Darren Sanicki - The Value of Budgeting [1:39]
Unit 3Dominic Miller - Budgeting [1:10]
Unit 4Eddie Jacobson - The Value of Budgeting [3:07]
Unit 5Gregg Donovan - The Value Of Budgeting [2:30]
Unit 6Harmony James - The Value Of Budgeting [1:32]
Unit 7Jackson Walkden Brown - The Value of Budgeting [4:57]
Unit 8Jeremy Neale - The Value of Budgeting [1:59]
Unit 9Jesse Barbera - The Value of Budgeting [2:24]
Unit 10KLP - Budgeting [1:34]
Unit 11Leanne de Souza - The Value of Budgeting [2:18]
Unit 12Leanne de Souza - The Value of Record Keeping [0:53]
Unit 13Maggie Collins - The Value in Budgeting [0:33]
Unit 14Mia Dyson - The Value of Budgeting [3:12]
Unit 15Pete Murray - Budgeting [1:56]
Unit 16Seja - Budgeting DIY Self Management [0:41]
Unit 17Stu McCullough - Importance Of Budgeting [05:34]
Module 11Building your team
What other team members are important for a manager to seek out for their artist/s? Lets hear some tips from experienced artist managers.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - How It's Changed / Building A Team [1:58]
Unit 2Andrew Stone - Building Your Team [3:34]
Unit 3Ben Preece - What Other Team Members Are Important For A Manager To Seek Out [01:48]
Unit 4David MacDonald - Team Members [4:15]
Unit 5Darren Sanicki - Building Your Team [2:06]
Unit 6Dominic Miller - Building Your Team [2:08]
Unit 7Eddie Jacobson - Other Team Members You Should Seek Out [5:21]
Unit 8Fred Smith - Team Members [1:24]
Unit 9Harmony James - Team Members Self-Managed Artists Should Seek Out [0:54]
Unit 10Gregg Donovan - Building A Team [3:44]
Unit 11Husky Gawenda - Team Building for DIY Managers [2:19]
Unit 12Jackson Walkden Brown - Other Team Members a Manager Should Seek Out [3:39]
Unit 13Jesse Flavell - Team Members [3:26]
Unit 14Jeremy Neale - Team Building Tips [3:00]
Unit 15Jesse Barbera - Building Your Team [2:44]
Unit 16Katie Noonan - Team Members [2:43]
Unit 17KLP - Team Members [1:22]
Unit 18Leanne de Souza - Building Your Team [4:17]
Unit 19Maggie Collins - Important Team Members for Artists [00:52]
Unit 20Matt Walters - Building Your Team [3:35]
Unit 21Mia Dyson - Building Your Team [4:08)
Unit 22Rachael Dixon - What Team Members Do You Need For A Good Management Team? [03:01]
Unit 23Seja - Team Members for DIY Bands [1:06]
Unit 24Stu McCullough - Important Team Members For Management [02:09]
Unit 25Tim Price - Building Your Team [5:26]
Unit 26Troy Barrott - Team Members [2:46]
Module 12Managing Momentum
How can you manage and maintain momentum and interest of an artist?
Unit 1Gregg Donovan - How To Manage Momentum That's Come Too Soon [4:21]
Unit 2Rachael Dixon - How To Build And Maintain Momentum For Artists [01:55]
Unit 3Stu McCullough - How To Build And Maintain Momentum For Artists [03:05]
Unit 4Vivienne Mellish - How Can An Artist Maintain Momentum
Module 13Week In The Life Of A Manager
What a week looks like in the life of managers in the industry.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Typical Day [2:05]
Unit 2Ben Preece - A Week In The Life Of A Band Manager [02:20]
Unit 3Jesse Flavell - A Typical Week [2:39]
Unit 4Geoff Bell - What Does A Typical Work Week Look Like? [01:54]
Unit 5Gregg Donovan - What A Typical Week For An Artist Manager Might Look Like [6:30]
Unit 6Rachael Dixon - A Typical Week In The Life Of A Manager [01:15]
Unit 7Stu McCullough - A Week In The Life Of A Manager [02:35]
Module 14Building a Management Business
Tips from the pro's on how to build a sustainable management business!
Unit 1Andrew Stone - The Year Ahead [0:59]
Unit 2Ben Preece - The Importance Of Setting Your Business Above That Of The Band [03:13]
Unit 3Ben Preece - What Are Some Of The Biggest Challenges You Have Faced [01:46]
Unit 4Gregg Donovan - Why Managers Should Have Their Own Businesses [7:37]
Unit 5Jesse Flavell - The Importance Of Having Your Own Business [2:55]
Unit 6Jesse Flavell - Key Learnings This Year [1:20]
Unit 7Jesse Flavell - Challenges [0:56]
Unit 8Jesse Flavell - What Informs Your Vision [2:13]
Unit 9Jesse Flavell - Focus For This Year [1:27]
Unit 10Jesse Flavell - How Has It Changed [2:33]
Unit 11Jesse Flavell - Record Deals for New Bands [2:31]
Unit 12Troy Barrott - Building Your Own Management Business [3:32]
Unit 13Troy Barrott - Live Music Add-On to Business [2:17]
Unit 14Troy Barrott - Record Deals For Young Artists [1:23]
Unit 15Troy Barrott - Insights Into The Last 12 Months [2:31]
Unit 16Troy Barrott - Challenges [3:04]
Unit 17Troy Barrott - Lessons [1:41]
Unit 18Troy Barrott - How The Role Has Changed [1:47]
Module 15How Has Management Changed Since You Started?
We discuss the massive changes in artist management and how the role of manager has evolved over the past decade
Unit 1Ben Preece - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [02:14]
Unit 2Gregg Donovan - How The Role Of Manager Has Changed [10:51]
Unit 3Rachael Dixon - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [00:38]
Unit 4Stu McCullough - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [02:01]
Module 16General Tips and Tools for Artist Managers
We asked our speakers to give a few general handy tips and tools for artist managers.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Tips & Tools For Managers [1:00]
Unit 2Andrew Stone - Gamechangers / Spotify [1:44]
Unit 3Ben Preece - What Informs The Vision That You Have For Your Artists [02:26]
Unit 4David MacDonald - Tips & Tools for Managers [1:24]
Unit 5Darren Sanicki - Tips and Tools for Managers [1:39]
Unit 6Dominic Miller - Tips and Tools for Managers [2:45]
Unit 7Gregg Donovan - Biggest Challenges Managers Face [5:15]
Unit 8Gregg Donovan - Would You Seek Out A Label For Your Artist? [2:03]
Unit 9Eddie Jacobson - Tips and Tools for DIY Managers [2:39]
Unit 10Fred Smith - Tips and Tools [1:24]
Unit 11Fred Smith - Tips for the Self Managed Artist [2:23]
Unit 12Harmony James - Tips And Tools For Self-Managed Managers [1:25]
Unit 13HITS - D.I.Y vs "Industry" Tips and Tools [4:20]
Unit 14Jackson Walkden Brown - Tips and Tools for Managers [7:16]
Unit 15Jesse Barbera - Tips and Tools for Managers [4:48]
Unit 16Leanne de Souza - Tips for New Managers [3:07]
Unit 17Maggie Collins - Tips and Tools for New Managers [2:42]
Unit 18Mia Dyson - DIY Management Tips and Tools [3:50]
Unit 19Pete Murray - Balancing Artistry and Self-Management [3:26]
Unit 20Rachael Dixon - Tips And Tools For New Managers [01:48]
Unit 21Seja - Tips and Tools for DIY Management [0:22]
Unit 22Stu McCullough - Tips For managers Starting Out [01:28]
Unit 23Stu McCullough - Top 3 Priorities For Artists [01:06]
Unit 24Stu McCullough - Common Mistakes That Managers Make [02:00]
Unit 25Troy Barrott - Tips & Tools For Emerging Managers [1:17]
Module 17Common Mistakes to Avoid
We asked our speakers to tell us what common mistakes they see artist managers making.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Common Mistakes Managers Make [1:07]
Unit 2Ben Preece - Common Mistakes Of A Band Manager [02:15]
Unit 3David MacDonald - Common Mistakes Made by Managers [2:26]
Unit 4Darren Sanicki - Common Mistakes Managers Make [2:01]
Unit 5Dominic Miller - Common Mistakes Managers Make [2:35]
Unit 6Eddie Jacobson - Common Mistakes to Avoid [1:56]
Unit 7Gregg Donovan - Common Mistakes Made By Managers [4:03]
Unit 8Husky Gawenda - Common Mistakes for DIY Managers [1:49]
Unit 9Jackson Walkden Brown - Common Mistakes Managers Make [5:53]
Unit 10Jesse Barbera - Common Mistakes to Avoid [3:38]
Unit 11Leanne de Souza - Common Mistakes Managers Make [3:03]
Unit 12Maggie Collins - Common Management Mistakes [1:18]
Unit 13Sabrina Robertson - Common Mistakes Of Business Owners [01:27]
Unit 14Tim Price - Common Mistakes to Avoid [3:55]
Module 18Self Management? Do You Have What It Takes To Manage Your Own Career?
We explore what qualities and skills you need to manage your own career.
Unit 1Eddie Jacobson - Do You Have What It Takes To Self-Manage? [1:29]
Unit 2Harmony James - Is Self-Management For You? [1:33]
Unit 3HITS - DIY Self Management Skills and Qualities [7:33]
Unit 4Jeremy Neale - DIY Self-Management Skills and Qualities Required [3:12]
Unit 5Katie Noonan - DIY Self-Management [3:05]
Unit 6KLP - DIY Management Skills [2:56]
Unit 7Matt Walters - DIY Management [1:46]
Unit 8Mia Dyson - Skills and Qualities Required for Self-management [2:11]
Unit 9Seja - DIY Managers Skills and Qualities Required [0:37]
Module 19Self Management? What Logistical Tasks do Artists need to do to get their Business Started?
What specific business related tasks do you need to get sorted to get your self-managed music business together?
Unit 1Eddie Jacobson - Setting Up Your Music Business [3:25]
Unit 2Harmony James - What Artists Need To Do To Get Their Businesses Started [1:01]
Unit 3Jeremy Neale - DIY Music Business Set Up [1:30]
Unit 4KLP - Getting Your Business Started [1:42]
Unit 5Matt Walters - Setting Up Your Music Business [1:54]
Unit 6Mia Dyson - Setting Up Your Music Business [2:41]
Unit 7Seja - Getting the Business Started [1:07]
Module 20Self Management? Understanding Business Structures and Roles For Artist/Band Self-Management
A clear understanding of business structures, agreed roles and boundaries and excellent communication are essential aspects of DIY self-management. Let's have a listen to some advice from some seasoned professionals.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Business and Management Structures [1:11]
Unit 2David MacDonald - Business Structures [4:10]
Unit 3Eddie Jacobson - How Bands Can Set Themselves Up To Be Self-Managed [3:14]
Unit 4Fred Smith - Business Plans and Budgets [0:40]
Unit 5Harmony James - Setting Up Your Business [1:02]
Unit 6Katie Noonan - DIY Business Structures [3:40]
Unit 7Matt Walters - Band Payments [2:34]
Unit 8Pete Murray - Self Management and Song Splits [3:13]
Unit 9Pete Murray - How Should Session Musos Get Paid [0:37]
Unit 10Sabrina Robertson - Tips For Starting Your Own Business [02:46]
Unit 11Seja - Self Managed Bands and Defining Roles / Business Structures [1:08]
Module 21Self-Managed Artists And Common Mistakes To Avoid
We asked our speakers to tell us what common mistakes they see self-managed artist managers making.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Challenges Of Success [1:54]
Unit 2Andrew Stone - Headaches [1:17]
Unit 3Harmony James - Self-Management Mistakes To Avoid [0:50]
Unit 4HITS - DIY Managers Mistakes [4:18]
Unit 5Jeremy Neale - Common Mistakes DIY Self Managed Artists Make [1:16]
Unit 6Jesse Flavell - Common Mistakes To Avoid [1:35]
Unit 7Mia Dyson - DIY Management Mistakes to Avoid [3:07]
Unit 8Pete Murray - Mistakes Self Managed Artists Often Make [00:54]
Unit 9Rachael Dixon - Common Mistakes Managers Make [00:29]
Unit 10Rachael Dixon - The Biggest Challenges Managers Face [01:48]
Unit 11Seja - Mistakes DIY Managed Bands Make [0:36]
Unit 12Stu McCullough - Biggest Challenge Of Managing Artists [01:40]
Unit 13Stu McCullough - Importance Of Separation Of Business [02:08]
Unit 14Troy Barrott - Common Mistakes to Avoid [2:36]

 

State Organisations – Check this page for your state’s relevant organisational body.

I Manage My Music – This is a fantastic weekend intensive workshop designed specifically for self-managed artists by the very talented Jen Cloher.

Association of Artist Managers (AAM) – A nationwide association focusing on connecting artist managers around the country and addressing the issues that face this side of the industry.

 Music Business (4th Edition) – by Shane Simpson and Jules Munro

 Welcome to the Jungle – Navigating the Music Business in Australia – by Andrew Watt

Answers For Artists: a Guide to Basic Legal Issues for Artists – Free via Arts Law Australia

Music Business Facts – A music business blog/podcast featuring guests who are successful in their respective fields within the music industry

Ari’s Take – A blog written by US musician Ari Herstand about his experiences managing his own career

 AMIN Music Industry Legal Pack and Agreement ChecklistsMake sure you download this one! It contains step by step instructions for setting up your band as a business, fact sheets and checklists about the various different kinds of contracts you may need, and helpful advice about when you may need them.

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