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 1 What Qualities and Skills Should a Good Manager Have?
Find out what it takes to be a kick ass band manager.
Unit 1 Ben Preece - Qualities And Skills Of A Good Manager [03:24]
Unit 2 David MacDonald - Qualities of a Good Manager [2:26]
Unit 3 Darren Sanicki - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [0:58]
Unit 4 Dominic Miller - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [2:29]
Unit 5 Gregg Donovan - Skills and Qualities Managers Need [6:37]
Unit 6 Geoff Bell - What Makes A Good Agent [01:32]
Unit 7 Geoff Bell - What Can A Good Agent Do For A Band [01:04]
Unit 8 Jackson Walkden Brown - Qualities and Skills a Good Manager Should Have [1:02]
Unit 9 Jesse Barbera - Qualities and Skills a Good Manager Should Have [0:54]
Unit 10 Jesse Flavell - Qualities & Skills Of A Good Manager [3:33]
Unit 11 Leanne de Souza - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [2:01]
Unit 12 Maggie Collins - Qualities and Skills of a Good Manager [1:09]
Unit 13 Rachael Dixon - Skills For A Manager [02:07]
Unit 14 Stu McCullough - Good Skills For Managers [04:19]
Unit 15 Tim Price - Skills and Qualities of a Good Manager [1:24]
Unit 16 Troy Barrott - Qualities & Skills Of A Good Manager [2:19]
Unit 17 Andrew Stone - Qualities of a Good Manager [2:08]
Module 2 What 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 1 Ben Preece - What To Look For In A Band [02:19]
Unit 2 Gregg Donovan - How To Approach A Band Or Manager [4:09]
Unit 3 Jesse Flavell - What To Look For In An Artist [4:02]
Unit 4 Rachael Dixon - What To Look For When Considering A Band To Manage [01:42]
Unit 5 Rachael Dixon - How To Approach Someone To Work With [02:13]
Unit 6 Stu McCullough - What To Look For In A Band [01:20]
Unit 7 Troy Barrott - What To Look For In A New Artist [3:56]
Module 3 When is a Person Ready to be a Good Artist Manager?
At what point does an aspiring artist manager transition into an awesome manager?
Unit 1 Ben Preece - When Is A Person Ready To Be A Manager [01:32]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - When is a Person Ready to Become a Manager? [0:42]
Unit 3 Dominic Miller - Becoming a Good Manager [1:30]
Unit 4 Gregg Donovan - When Is Someone Ready To Be A Manager [4:59]
Unit 5 Jackson Walkden-Brown - When is a Person Ready to be a Good Manager [2:52]
Unit 6 Jesse Barbera - When are you Ready to be a Good Manager? [0:33]
Unit 7 Pete Murray - Management Skills and Qualities [2:20]
Unit 8 Rachael Dixon - When Are You Ready To Be A Manager? [00:58]
Unit 9 Stu McCullough - When Is A Person Ready To Be A Manager [00:57]
Unit 10 Tim Price - When is a Person Ready to Become a Manager? [2:34]
Module 4 When is an Artist Ready for a Manager?
We hear from industry figures about when an artist should start talking to potential managers.
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - When is an Artist Ready for a Manager? [2:45]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - When Is A Band Or Artist Ready For A Manager [01:57]
Unit 3 David MacDonald - When is a Band Ready for Management? [2:03]
Unit 4 Darren Sanicki - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:19]
Unit 5 Dominic Miller - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:30]
Unit 6 Gregg Donovan - When Is An Artist Ready For Management [1:44]
Unit 7 Gregg Donovan - What To Look For In A Band [3:37]
Unit 8 Geoff Bell - When Should An Agent Be Working With A Band [01:55]
Unit 9 Jackson Walkden Brown - When is a Band Ready for a Manager? [3:16]
Unit 10 Jesse Flavell - When Does An Artist Need A Manager [2:15]
Unit 11 Jesse Barbera - When is a Band or Artist Ready for a Manager? [1:10]
Unit 12 Leanne de Souza - When is a Band or Artist ready for a Manager [1:36]
Unit 13 Maggie Collins - When is a Band Ready for a Manager? [1:25]
Unit 14 Stu McCullough - When Is A Band Ready For A Manager [01:00]
Unit 15 Tim Price - When is a Band or Artist Ready for Management? [2:28]
Unit 16 Troy Barrott - When Is An Artist Ready For A Manager [2:39]
Module 5 What 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 1 David MacDonald - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:57]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:09]
Unit 3 Dominic Miller - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:02]
Unit 4 Jackson Walkden Brown - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [6:33]
Unit 5 Jesse Barbera - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:53]
Unit 6 Leanne de Souza - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [4:21]
Unit 7 Maggie Collins - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [2:03]
Unit 8 Tim Price - What Does a Manager Do? What Do They NOT Do? [3:26]
Module 6 Artist/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 1 Andrew Stone - Preparing for Artist/Management Agreements [1:21]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - Preparation Before Entering Into An Agreement [01:18]
Unit 3 Ben Preece - What Should Go Into A Management Agreement [03:23]
Unit 4 David MacDonald - Management Agreements [3:02]
Unit 5 Darren Sanicki - Preparing for an Artist/ Management Agreement [1:11]
Unit 6 Darren Sanicki - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [2:55]
Unit 7 Dominic Miller - Preparing for Artist/ Manager Agreement [1:08]
Unit 8 Dominic Miller - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [2:59]
Unit 9 Geoff Bell - What Goes Into An Agreement Or Contract [02:44]
Unit 10 Gregg Donovan - What An Artist Management Contract Looks like [4:13]
Unit 11 Jackson Walkden Brown - Preparations For Artist/ Manager Agreement [2:53]
Unit 12 Jackson Walkden Brown - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [6:36]
Unit 13 Jesse Barbera - Preparation for the Artist Manager Relationship [1:17]
Unit 14 Jesse Barbera - What Goes Into an Artist/Manager Agreement [1:50]
Unit 15 Jesse Flavell - Preparations Before Entering Into A Management Agreement [1:38]
Unit 16 Jesse Flavell - What Goes Into A Management Agreement [2:49]
Unit 17 Leanne de Souza - Suggestions Before Entering into an Agreement [1:52]
Unit 18 Maggie Collins - Suggestions Before Entering Into an Agreement [1:14]
Unit 19 Pete Murray - How Should Managers Get Paid [4:34]
Unit 20 Rachael Dixon - How To Prepare Yourself Before Entering Agreements [01:55]
Unit 21 Stu McCullough - What Is In A Management Contract [01:54]
Unit 22 Stu McCullough - How To Manage Expectations Before Entering Agreements [01:00]
Unit 23 Tim Price - Preparing for Artist/ Manager Agreements [2:15]
Unit 24 Tim Price - What Goes Into a Management Agreement? [5:15]
Unit 25 Troy Barrott - Preparation [1:53]
Unit 26 Troy Barrott - Management Agreements [4:35]
Module 7 What 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 1 Andrew Stone - First Steps With A New Artist [1:17]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - The First Steps A Manager Should Take When Starting With A new Artist [01:25]
Unit 3 David MacDonald - Steps a Manager Should Take With a New Artist [5:29]
Unit 4 Darren Sanicki - First Steps for New Managers [2:00]
Unit 5 Dominic Miller - First Steps a Manager Should Take [1:45]
Unit 6 Gregg Donovan - First Steps With A New Band [6:07]
Unit 7 Jackson Walkden Brown - First Steps for a New Manager with a New Artist [6:20]
Unit 8 Jesse Barbera - First Steps a Manager Should Take [1:31]
Unit 9 Jesse Flavell - First Steps For New Artists [2:45]
Unit 10 Leanne de Souza - Advice for Starting with a New Artist [4:32]
Unit 11 Maggie Collins - Starting With a New Artist [00:36]
Unit 12 Michelle Padovan And Steven Bell - Approaching Artists [01:52]
Unit 13 Rachael Dixon - First Steps When Working With New Artists [00:53]
Unit 14 Stu McCullough - How To Approach An Artist To Work With [01:37]
Unit 15 Tim Price - First Steps a Manager Should Take with an Artist [3:36]
Unit 16 Troy Barrott - First Steps With A New Artist [2:33]
Unit 17 Troy Barrott - Three Priorities [2:21]
Module 8 Choosing The Right Strategy For Your Artist
We discuss how to work out what's right for your artist
Unit 1 Gregg Donovan - Choosing The Right Management Strategy For The Band [5:42]
Unit 2 Rachael Dixon - How Do You Choose Strategies Based On Different Artists [01:44]
Unit 3 Stu McCullough - How To Choose Strategies For A New Band [00:58]
Unit 4 Stu McCullough - How To Choose Strategies For Artists Based On Their Differences [02:52]
Unit 5 Ben Preece - Would You Get A Band You Are Working With A Record Deal With A Label [02:13]
Module 9 Business Plans
Is there any value in setting up and following a business plan?
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - Business Plans [2:27]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - The Value Of Setting Up A Business Plan [01:12]
Unit 3 Darren Sanicki - Is There Any Value in Following a Business Plan? [1:49]
Unit 4 Eddie Jacobson - Business Plans? [2:50]
Unit 5 Harmony James - The Value Of A Business Plan [0:45]
Unit 6 Jeremy Neale - The Value of Having a Business Plan [0:53]
Unit 7 Jesse Barbera - The Value in Setting up a Business/Project Plan [2:32]
Unit 8 Jesse Flavell - The Importance Of A Business Plan [2:13]
Unit 9 KLP - Business Plans [1:06]
Unit 10 Leanne de Souza - The Value of Business Plans [2:45]
Unit 11 Matt Walters - Budgeting, Planning & Timelines [2:05]
Unit 12 Maggie Collins - The Value in Business Plans [00:51]
Unit 13 Mia Dyson - The Value of Having a Business Plan [2:07]
Unit 14 Seja - The Value of a Business Plan [0:16]
Unit 15 Stu McCullough - Can You Survive Without A Business Plan [01:24]
Unit 16 Tim Price - The Value of a Business Plan [3:34]
Unit 17 Troy Barrott - Business Plans [2:42]
Module 10 Budgeting
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 1 Ben Preece - What Is The Value Of Budgeting [01:19]
Unit 2 Darren Sanicki - The Value of Budgeting [1:39]
Unit 3 Dominic Miller - Budgeting [1:10]
Unit 4 Eddie Jacobson - The Value of Budgeting [3:07]
Unit 5 Gregg Donovan - The Value Of Budgeting [2:30]
Unit 6 Harmony James - The Value Of Budgeting [1:32]
Unit 7 Jackson Walkden Brown - The Value of Budgeting [4:57]
Unit 8 Jeremy Neale - The Value of Budgeting [1:59]
Unit 9 Jesse Barbera - The Value of Budgeting [2:24]
Unit 10 KLP - Budgeting [1:34]
Unit 11 Leanne de Souza - The Value of Budgeting [2:18]
Unit 12 Leanne de Souza - The Value of Record Keeping [0:53]
Unit 13 Maggie Collins - The Value in Budgeting [0:33]
Unit 14 Mia Dyson - The Value of Budgeting [3:12]
Unit 15 Pete Murray - Budgeting [1:56]
Unit 16 Seja - Budgeting DIY Self Management [0:41]
Unit 17 Stu McCullough - Importance Of Budgeting [05:34]
Module 11 Building 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 1 Andrew Stone - How It's Changed / Building A Team [1:58]
Unit 2 Andrew Stone - Building Your Team [3:34]
Unit 3 Ben Preece - What Other Team Members Are Important For A Manager To Seek Out [01:48]
Unit 4 David MacDonald - Team Members [4:15]
Unit 5 Darren Sanicki - Building Your Team [2:06]
Unit 6 Dominic Miller - Building Your Team [2:08]
Unit 7 Eddie Jacobson - Other Team Members You Should Seek Out [5:21]
Unit 8 Fred Smith - Team Members [1:24]
Unit 9 Harmony James - Team Members Self-Managed Artists Should Seek Out [0:54]
Unit 10 Gregg Donovan - Building A Team [3:44]
Unit 11 Husky Gawenda - Team Building for DIY Managers [2:19]
Unit 12 Jackson Walkden Brown - Other Team Members a Manager Should Seek Out [3:39]
Unit 13 Jesse Flavell - Team Members [3:26]
Unit 14 Jeremy Neale - Team Building Tips [3:00]
Unit 15 Jesse Barbera - Building Your Team [2:44]
Unit 16 Katie Noonan - Team Members [2:43]
Unit 17 KLP - Team Members [1:22]
Unit 18 Leanne de Souza - Building Your Team [4:17]
Unit 19 Maggie Collins - Important Team Members for Artists [00:52]
Unit 20 Matt Walters - Building Your Team [3:35]
Unit 21 Mia Dyson - Building Your Team [4:08)
Unit 22 Rachael Dixon - What Team Members Do You Need For A Good Management Team? [03:01]
Unit 23 Seja - Team Members for DIY Bands [1:06]
Unit 24 Stu McCullough - Important Team Members For Management [02:09]
Unit 25 Tim Price - Building Your Team [5:26]
Unit 26 Troy Barrott - Team Members [2:46]
Module 12 Managing Momentum
How can you manage and maintain momentum and interest of an artist?
Unit 1 Gregg Donovan - How To Manage Momentum That's Come Too Soon [4:21]
Unit 2 Rachael Dixon - How To Build And Maintain Momentum For Artists [01:55]
Unit 3 Stu McCullough - How To Build And Maintain Momentum For Artists [03:05]
Unit 4 Vivienne Mellish - How Can An Artist Maintain Momentum
Module 13 Week In The Life Of A Manager
What a week looks like in the life of managers in the industry.
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - Typical Day [2:05]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - A Week In The Life Of A Band Manager [02:20]
Unit 3 Jesse Flavell - A Typical Week [2:39]
Unit 4 Geoff Bell - What Does A Typical Work Week Look Like? [01:54]
Unit 5 Gregg Donovan - What A Typical Week For An Artist Manager Might Look Like [6:30]
Unit 6 Rachael Dixon - A Typical Week In The Life Of A Manager [01:15]
Unit 7 Stu McCullough - A Week In The Life Of A Manager [02:35]
Module 14 Building a Management Business
Tips from the pro's on how to build a sustainable management business!
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - The Year Ahead [0:59]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - The Importance Of Setting Your Business Above That Of The Band [03:13]
Unit 3 Ben Preece - What Are Some Of The Biggest Challenges You Have Faced [01:46]
Unit 4 Gregg Donovan - Why Managers Should Have Their Own Businesses [7:37]
Unit 5 Jesse Flavell - The Importance Of Having Your Own Business [2:55]
Unit 6 Jesse Flavell - Key Learnings This Year [1:20]
Unit 7 Jesse Flavell - Challenges [0:56]
Unit 8 Jesse Flavell - What Informs Your Vision [2:13]
Unit 9 Jesse Flavell - Focus For This Year [1:27]
Unit 10 Jesse Flavell - How Has It Changed [2:33]
Unit 11 Jesse Flavell - Record Deals for New Bands [2:31]
Unit 12 Troy Barrott - Building Your Own Management Business [3:32]
Unit 13 Troy Barrott - Live Music Add-On to Business [2:17]
Unit 14 Troy Barrott - Record Deals For Young Artists [1:23]
Unit 15 Troy Barrott - Insights Into The Last 12 Months [2:31]
Unit 16 Troy Barrott - Challenges [3:04]
Unit 17 Troy Barrott - Lessons [1:41]
Unit 18 Troy Barrott - How The Role Has Changed [1:47]
Module 15 How 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 1 Ben Preece - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [02:14]
Unit 2 Gregg Donovan - How The Role Of Manager Has Changed [10:51]
Unit 3 Rachael Dixon - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [00:38]
Unit 4 Stu McCullough - How Has The Role Of A Manager Changed [02:01]
Module 16 General Tips and Tools for Artist Managers
We asked our speakers to give a few general handy tips and tools for artist managers.
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - Tips & Tools For Managers [1:00]
Unit 2 Andrew Stone - Gamechangers / Spotify [1:44]
Unit 3 Ben Preece - What Informs The Vision That You Have For Your Artists [02:26]
Unit 4 David MacDonald - Tips & Tools for Managers [1:24]
Unit 5 Darren Sanicki - Tips and Tools for Managers [1:39]
Unit 6 Dominic Miller - Tips and Tools for Managers [2:45]
Unit 7 Gregg Donovan - Biggest Challenges Managers Face [5:15]
Unit 8 Gregg Donovan - Would You Seek Out A Label For Your Artist? [2:03]
Unit 9 Eddie Jacobson - Tips and Tools for DIY Managers [2:39]
Unit 10 Fred Smith - Tips and Tools [1:24]
Unit 11 Fred Smith - Tips for the Self Managed Artist [2:23]
Unit 12 Harmony James - Tips And Tools For Self-Managed Managers [1:25]
Unit 13 HITS - D.I.Y vs "Industry" Tips and Tools [4:20]
Unit 14 Jackson Walkden Brown - Tips and Tools for Managers [7:16]
Unit 15 Jesse Barbera - Tips and Tools for Managers [4:48]
Unit 16 Leanne de Souza - Tips for New Managers [3:07]
Unit 17 Maggie Collins - Tips and Tools for New Managers [2:42]
Unit 18 Mia Dyson - DIY Management Tips and Tools [3:50]
Unit 19 Pete Murray - Balancing Artistry and Self-Management [3:26]
Unit 20 Rachael Dixon - Tips And Tools For New Managers [01:48]
Unit 21 Seja - Tips and Tools for DIY Management [0:22]
Unit 22 Stu McCullough - Tips For managers Starting Out [01:28]
Unit 23 Stu McCullough - Top 3 Priorities For Artists [01:06]
Unit 24 Stu McCullough - Common Mistakes That Managers Make [02:00]
Unit 25 Troy Barrott - Tips & Tools For Emerging Managers [1:17]
Module 17 Common Mistakes to Avoid
We asked our speakers to tell us what common mistakes they see artist managers making.
Unit 1 Andrew Stone - Common Mistakes Managers Make [1:07]
Unit 2 Ben Preece - Common Mistakes Of A Band Manager [02:15]
Unit 3 David MacDonald - Common Mistakes Made by Managers [2:26]
Unit 4 Darren Sanicki - Common Mistakes Managers Make [2:01]
Unit 5 Dominic Miller - Common Mistakes Managers Make [2:35]
Unit 6 Eddie Jacobson - Common Mistakes to Avoid [1:56]
Unit 7 Gregg Donovan - Common Mistakes Made By Managers [4:03]
Unit 8 Husky Gawenda - Common Mistakes for DIY Managers [1:49]
Unit 9 Jackson Walkden Brown - Common Mistakes Managers Make [5:53]
Unit 10 Jesse Barbera - Common Mistakes to Avoid [3:38]
Unit 11 Leanne de Souza - Common Mistakes Managers Make [3:03]
Unit 12 Maggie Collins - Common Management Mistakes [1:18]
Unit 13 Sabrina Robertson - Common Mistakes Of Business Owners [01:27]
Unit 14 Tim Price - Common Mistakes to Avoid [3:55]
Module 18 Self 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 1 Eddie Jacobson - Do You Have What It Takes To Self-Manage? [1:29]
Unit 2 Harmony James - Is Self-Management For You? [1:33]
Unit 3 HITS - DIY Self Management Skills and Qualities [7:33]
Unit 4 Jeremy Neale - DIY Self-Management Skills and Qualities Required [3:12]
Unit 5 Katie Noonan - DIY Self-Management [3:05]
Unit 6 KLP - DIY Management Skills [2:56]
Unit 7 Matt Walters - DIY Management [1:46]
Unit 8 Mia Dyson - Skills and Qualities Required for Self-management [2:11]
Unit 9 Seja - DIY Managers Skills and Qualities Required [0:37]
Module 19 Self 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 1 Eddie Jacobson - Setting Up Your Music Business [3:25]
Unit 2 Harmony James - What Artists Need To Do To Get Their Businesses Started [1:01]
Unit 3 Jeremy Neale - DIY Music Business Set Up [1:30]
Unit 4 KLP - Getting Your Business Started [1:42]
Unit 5 Matt Walters - Setting Up Your Music Business [1:54]
Unit 6 Mia Dyson - Setting Up Your Music Business [2:41]
Unit 7 Seja - Getting the Business Started [1:07]
Module 20 Self 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 1 Andrew Stone - Business and Management Structures [1:11]
Unit 2 David MacDonald - Business Structures [4:10]
Unit 3 Eddie Jacobson - How Bands Can Set Themselves Up To Be Self-Managed [3:14]
Unit 4 Fred Smith - Business Plans and Budgets [0:40]
Unit 5 Harmony James - Setting Up Your Business [1:02]
Unit 6 Katie Noonan - DIY Business Structures [3:40]
Unit 7 Matt Walters - Band Payments [2:34]
Unit 8 Pete Murray - Self Management and Song Splits [3:13]
Unit 9 Pete Murray - How Should Session Musos Get Paid [0:37]
Unit 10 Sabrina Robertson - Tips For Starting Your Own Business [02:46]
Unit 11 Seja - Self Managed Bands and Defining Roles / Business Structures [1:08]
Module 21 Self-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 1 Andrew Stone - Challenges Of Success [1:54]
Unit 2 Andrew Stone - Headaches [1:17]
Unit 3 Harmony James - Self-Management Mistakes To Avoid [0:50]
Unit 4 HITS - DIY Managers Mistakes [4:18]
Unit 5 Jeremy Neale - Common Mistakes DIY Self Managed Artists Make [1:16]
Unit 6 Jesse Flavell - Common Mistakes To Avoid [1:35]
Unit 7 Mia Dyson - DIY Management Mistakes to Avoid [3:07]
Unit 8 Pete Murray - Mistakes Self Managed Artists Often Make [00:54]
Unit 9 Rachael Dixon - Common Mistakes Managers Make [00:29]
Unit 10 Rachael Dixon - The Biggest Challenges Managers Face [01:48]
Unit 11 Seja - Mistakes DIY Managed Bands Make [0:36]
Unit 12 Stu McCullough - Biggest Challenge Of Managing Artists [01:40]
Unit 13 Stu McCullough - Importance Of Separation Of Business [02:08]
Unit 14 Troy 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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