Photo Credit: Ibrahim Hamad. Songwriting, recording, producing, performing—all of these pursuits are essential to your career, and none of the other stuff is going to happen without your art. Never stop improving it. Instead of looking or hoping to find a manager, read about music publishing ; work on your release plan ; update your website; research live performance opportunities. Until you have a manager, invest in yourself. Get educated. Spend time building your business. This is a music industry paradox: if a manager is supposed to build your business, why do you have to build it first? It seems counterintuitive, but the sooner you accept its truth the better.
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The manager is the most important person in your operation. Your manager is your teammate. Your partner. Your friend. The two of you or six, depending on how many are in your band are in it together.
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What you might not know is that we also have a sister company — a talent agency and music management company called Cadenza Artists. We book shows and tours for them all across the US and Canada. We also book tours in Asia and the Middle East. While these are separate companies with separate teams, Julia Torgovitskaya and I Jennifer Rosenfeld are the co-founders of both. As such, we are continuously helping our artists grapple with the big question: when is an artist ready to cross over from self-management to having an artist manager? Keep in mind that the ideas and suggestions below are our opinions. We know how much hard work goes into a performance career. Our mission, through both companies, is to support and encourage the launch of new art and music into the world.
Find artists and other industry professionals to work within our global community or even our demo submission tool. One easy place to find and listen to fresh talent. Find anyone you need to work with, from producers to writers and graphic designers through our global community. One easy place to find and listen to fresh talent, saving you time and money! We are always interested in hearing from managers across all genres for our projects, please do get in touch to discuss. Having an effective way of managing the music you receive is key to saving time.