What Artist Managers & Entertainment Agents want to see from your band
Blog by Last Minute Musicians under Artist Managers, Live
Traditionally, an artist manager has always been described as the closest person to the band, without being a member. He or she will be the gateway to the group, negotiating contracts, working on promotional ideas and generally using their personal contacts to help navigate
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and nurture the band/artists career. Famous examples of music managers include Don Arden & daughter Sharon Osborne (Small Faces / ELO/ Black Sabbath/ Ozzy Osbourne), Peter Grant (Led Zepplin), Alan Mcgee (Oasis) and Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber).
In general, when negotiating for new management, never give away a percentage you are unhappy with. You should always feel like your manager will be able to devote sufficient time to your career, with nothing but your best interests at heart.
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Last Minute Musicians give insight into what entertainment agents and artist managers look for in emerging bands & artists