The love of music has led millions of people to utter these words: "Hey, let's start a band." Playing music with others who share your talent and passion can be one of the most thrilling decisions of your life, but if you're not careful, it can also become a painful [...]
Even if you’re just starting out in the music business, you’ve probably heard that it’s “a river of nickels” countless times. You may also want to think of it as a piece of advice: “diversify, diversify, diversify.” But what does it look like to have diversified revenue streams? In fact, [...]
Indie artists and huge labels alike are figuring out how to create a “concert experience” in 2020. When COVID-19 shutdowns swept the country in March, many turned to acoustic sets with virtual tip jars, in living rooms and on back porches. It felt intimate and unfiltered, offering fans a chance [...]
Welcome to a new world. For at least the next season or so, we’re all looking at our lives and livelihoods with fresh eyes, because everything’s changed. This is perhaps truer for the music industry than any other — an industry that’s had crowded rooms and tour dates at the [...]
You’ve heard the horror stories. Maybe you were involved in one yourself. Bands that break up over unclear roles and royalties. Artists that unknowingly sign unfavorable contracts. Musicians locked in exploitative deals. Managers investing in clients, only to be dropped when the artist makes it “big.” Handshakes agreements that go [...]
In Part I of this series What do you even do?, I gave you a broad look at the role of an entertainment business manager. In this post, I’m going to focus on a little compare/contrast between the entertainment business manager and other support staff along your journey. I often [...]
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