Do you need a manager?
Posted: 29 November 2018
Start a band, get a manager, get signed, tour the world. That’s the dream, right? Well, not necessarily. When everything falls into place, we’re looking at whether you need a manager and what they can bring to the table.
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What’s a manager’s role?
A manager keeps the music at the front of the stage and the business in the background. When your time is being spent on juggling your bookings, logistics and promotions, here is where a manager could come in.
They will be able to guide your career in music along the right path. Their industry know-how and contacts will be able to open doors for you and show you the bigger picture. Some high profile bookers and labels won’t deal with artists directly and this is where a manager adds credibility and experience for arranging deals.
When do you need a manager?
We’ve put some questions together to ask yourself when considering a manager: