If you’re an electronic music producer, chances are you’ve thought about getting a music manager. A good music manager can be invaluable in helping your career progress, from booking gigs to networking and more. But how do you go about finding one? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the steps needed to get a great music manager for your career.
Do Your Research
The first step in getting a music manager is to research the landscape. Who are some of the up-and-coming managers out there? What kind of experience do they have? Are they well connected within the industry? Taking the time to research potential managers can save you a lot of headaches in the long run.
Once you’ve done your homework, it’s time to start making connections. Reach out to other producers who already have managers and ask them for advice and referrals. Attend shows or conferences and network with other artists and professionals who might know someone with managerial experience. This is also a great way to get feedback on your own work and build relationships with people who may prove useful later on down the line.
Once you’ve identified potential candidates, it’s time to start pitching yourself as an artist worth managing. Put together a portfolio that outlines your goals, successes, etc., and make sure to include links to any audio or video samples of your work. Make sure that all communication is professional but personable; be confident but not cocky! Follow up after each pitch but don’t be pushy—let them come back to you when they’re ready.
Go Forth, Rebel Artist.
Getting a great music manager isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either! With research, networking, and some good old-fashioned hustle, you will eventually find that perfect match for managing your career. Once you’ve found that right person—or team—to manage your career, lean into them for guidance and advice on how best to move forward in this ever-changing industry. Good luck!