Building Your Team
Ways to Choose a Music Producer
How can you find the right music producer for your album? Here is what you need to keep in mind as you go shopping for a producer to bring your sound to life.
How Much Do Band Managers Get Paid?
Just how much should your band manager make? Get the lowdown on fair artist management percentages and more, so that you can strike a deal that is agreeable to both you and your new business partner.
Music Industry Myths: Four Myths About Artist Management
The band-manager relationship is so central to the success of a musician's career, but myths about artist management can do some serious damage to it's health. Bust these four band manager myths and find out how things are really supposed to go down in this crucial business relationship.
How Much Experience Does My Band Manager Need?
Most musicians dream of having a high power, high profile manager pitching their music to the world, but in reality, your first management options might look a whole lot like your super-enthusiastic friend that is at every show but doesn't even know the review writer at the local paper. When you need the help of a manager, IS it OK to give...
Music Industry Contact List
Find the music industry contacts you need on the About.com Music Careers Music Industry Contact list. Browse the list for contacts for record labels, managers, music supervisors, agents, songwriters, venues and much more.
How To Work With Your Manager
Artist managers can make a big difference in your music career but they can only help you if you know how to work with them. Find out how to work with your artist manager.
Sign a 360 Deal - Would You Sign a 360 Deal
Would you sign a 360 record deal? As a musician, what are you concerns about these kinds of deals, or what do 360 record deals offer to you? Share your thoughts.
Band Management - Do You Have an Artist Manager
Is band management still a must? There are so many tools that musicians can use these days to run their own careers, so is splitting the pie with an artist manager really worth it? Do you think bands need help running the business side of their careers no matter what? Share your thoughts.
The decision to hire a band manager is one of the most important ones you will make. You often hear musicians refer to artist managers as a member of the group, and for good reason. Managers are usually intimately involved in every decision you make as a band, and they have tremendous power to mold the direction of your career. Of course it makes sense to be cautious when you're shopping for m…
Find an Band Manager
So, you've determined that you need management, but how do you find a band manager? Learn how to find a music manager for your group and what to look for in a good artist manager.
Find Musicians for your Band
You've got the songs, now all you need are the people. If you're not sure how to start your band member search, these tips will point you in the right direction.
How Can I Help My Child Break Into The Music Business?
Do you think your child has what it takes to be a star in the music business? A lot of parents think their children are destined to stardom, but few are sure how to best help their children get noticed. Find out the very basic things you can do to help set your child up for music success
How Do I Fire My Band Manager?
Scrapping your relationship with your band manager is always going to be tough, but with a little respect for the time and money your manager has invested in your career, you don't have to end as enemies. Here's how to make the right decision for your music career without burning an important bridge forever.
Signs You Should Fire Your Band Manager
A bad manager can be a serious problem for a music career, but it's important to make sure you're not driving away a good manager because of miscommunications. If you're thinking of firing your music manager, consider these red flags and decide if it's really time to move on.