Alot of People are willing to know the business part of Music out of enthusiasm, the best way to do this is to work at a record label. Record labels do the Artist management, They Sign Music artistes, They produce & promote albums, and pay the Bills.
Most of the People in this Music industry were Musicians or Music enthusiasts, this is the best part that keeps them going. To be a Successful Artist manager, You need to grow your Passion in music, You’ll need to grow interest in different genres of Music as you don’t know the kind of Artiste you would work with. This would be required in the interpersonal relationship between the label and your artistes either in meetings or interviews.
Be ready to Dedicate your time
Artist management requires a lot of time, Be ready to dedicate your time to attending meetings & interviews, and also you need to get ready to manage late night shows as most of the shows are scheduled at night.
Be ready to deal with Setbacks
The music industry is a competitive world, Millions of record labels are craving for the top so you need to know a lot of work is required to maintain a role in the industry.
Develop a reputable Network
This is the part where you need well developed interpersonal skills. For the successful promotion of record labels and artistes a good network is required. Develop
a reputable network with:
- Other Artistes
- O.A.PS and many others.
To apply for certain positions, You might need to get a degree, Apply for internship or an entry level position. Most record labels would require your qualifications before giving you an appointment.
Make sure to present your above skills at interviews, make more research over the internet on certain labels and positions you are to apply for. Read more blogs and subscribe to news letters of this niche, Develop more entrepreneurial skills and with time you’ll get hired.