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Manage My Music Business
This is a collection of curated links for self-managed artists, artist managers and other small music industry businesses to help guide you through the fun and games of business development. We share the best courses, articles, resources and links to help you wrap your head around how to set up your business, navigate the legal side of things, sort out tax and book keeping, funding, copyright and so on.
I Am a Self Managed Artist
How Do I Become A Well-Managed and Professional Artist?
You may be a solo artist or in a band. You may have a few areas already outsourced, or be entirely self-managed - and some (very well-organised) high level artists choose to follow this path. In this Pathway, we've listed of all the articles, courses, 'Week In the Life Of' pieces and mentors most relevant to emerging artists. This list will be kept actively updated as new content goes up. Please write in using our feedback form if there is an area you would like to know more about, or an area you feel needs more content.
Artist Management Business
What Does a Manager Do?
A manager is responsible for growing your own business first and foremost. However, developing your artists' business and career development is the actual business you are in. This can involve managing the bookings, scheduling, publicity opportunities, sync deals, recording contracts, fan base and finances of your client, as well as always working to grow your artists' profiles and negotiate them the best terms possible. Most successful managers have a genuine passion for music and are their artists' number one cheerleaders. There's a great deal of communication and organization involved in this career pathway.
How Do I Become a Manager?
There are many ways you can be an artist manager - you can start your own management business, work for an already-established management company, or simply become an expert self-manager. In this Pathway, we've listed of all the articles, courses, 'Week In the Life Of' pieces and mentors most relevant to your chosen career. This list will be kept actively updated as new content goes up.
Other Music Businesses
The music industry is a massive connected ecosystem of collaborative small (and not so small) businesses.
Are you starting up or growing a cool little business of your own? Maybe you’re a photographer, or a music publicist, or an instrument maker, or a festival/event producer, or a music booker or..... whatever you are doing, you need the same kind of career development support as artists and managers, and we’re here to help! We’ve collated all the relevant businessy-type courses, articles, resources and links you need to help you grasp the basics of running a business in the music industry.
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