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What You Need In A Music Manager

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What to Look for in Artist Development Services in Miami, FL

A good music manager can change the entire course of your career. There are many important things to consider when choosing a music manager. Learn what to look for in artist development services in Miami, FL.

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Professional

 Artist development services are a business arrangement. Make sure to get everything in writing, and to keep thorough records of all business-related decisions. Set concrete goals so that you can accurately evaluate whether the relationship is working out.

Successful

 You want a manager that is a go-getter and is actively invested in your success. It is a good idea to agree on a trial period to see if the relationship is a good fit for both of you. Evaluate the impact they are having on your career.

Friendly

You will be spending a lot of time with your manager, so while you don’t need to be best friends with them, you do need to at least get along with them. Make sure you are comfortable enough with them to bring up any issues you might have.

Experienced

An experienced music manager not only knows the industry but also has connections to help you move forward into your career. Find out what other artists they have managed, and see how their careers have been doing after working with your candidate.

Likes your Music

You want a music manager that loves your music. They will be the ones promoting it to the public, so they should be able to show genuine enthusiasm for it. People can always tell when managers aren't genuine, and you don’t want them to think you’re just in it for the money.

Financially Responsible

Music managers will be handling your finances. Make sure they are financially responsible and trustworthy. Pay attention to their cut of your earnings when agreeing to a contract; they should never be making more than your bandmates.

Trustworthy

You know the movie trope of the music manager that cons the poor musician out of all of their money? Don’t be that musician. Make sure that your manager is someone that you can trust because they will be directly responsible for your career.

You should take your time when finding a music manager and evaluate more than one candidate. A music manager can change the course of your career.

Located in Miami, FL, David Frangioni has worked with Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Sting, and Bryan Adams. As part of Warner Music Group/ADA, our label IDA Records provides artists and investors with access to all aspects of marketing, promotion, and artist development services. The result is that you get all the resources of a professional A&R team but retain full control of your career. If you are interested in artist development services from an industry leader, contact us using our online form to set up a consultation.

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