Episode 4 – Managers

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey guys,

Here in Mallorca, working & thinking: What can I talk about next? And then I got an idea! Managers! Managers are another kind of breed. There are great managers, that really believe in the artist they represent, and they you have the scam artists that hide behind the name of “artist manager”.

Don’t fool yourself, to have a manager is cool, but you don’t need one until you are rolling, you have a project ready, like a record for instance. Other things you should know:

– Managers work on commission, you get payed, they get payed.
– A manager can take between a 15-25% of the revenue he provides (performances, collaborations, etc.). The more money they invest on the project, the more they are entitled to. You should have a contract that states what are the percentages he’s taking for everything.
– Managers work for you, you don’t work for them, if they don’t do their job properly, you can fire them!]
– You should trust your manager 100% & they should have complete transparency with you (backed up by contracts, in-voices of stuff, etc.)

This is all I can think about right now, I want to give a shout out to my manager in Spain, Fran Torres!! You da bomb!!

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