So what does a music manager do?
Music managers negotiates contracts and fees, finds venues that fit their clients, advise on career decisions, publicity and promotions, and a host of other things that deal with media promotions.
Do you necessarily need a manager to represent you?
No, but if you don’t know exactly how to do any of the things that I’ve mentioned, it’s probably best to get a manager that has some experience and connections to get you moving in the right direction.
How much does a manager usually cost?
According to the artists that they represent, a manager usually gets 15-20% of the gross income. But some managers work variable rates.
Independent artists try to do it all and I commend them for their determination, but in truth, it will run you crazy! And with all the negotiations needing to be done, you have very little time to even be creative and make music for everyone to enjoy.
Bottom line, invest in yourself and do it right. We’re talking about where you’re going and how you’re gonna get there. You are worth it.