Making it in the music industry requires many attributes, including talent, personality, confidence, timing and so much more. However, one of the most important criterias people often miss out on is building a great team around you, people who believe and support your craft. The first ‘team member’ an artist should be looking for is a manager, because of how vital they are in promoting an artist’s music and building their careers to its fullest potential.
The answer to the question of how you get a manager is usually answered by they’ll come and find you. But today, we have an alternative answer to this question, which is how do they find you FASTER.
Managers are more like partners rather than employees to the artist, therefore, just like any other partnership, they have to be extremely interested in what the artist has to offer and whole-heartly believe in their music. Meaning, they have to like your music or believe it to be great despite their contradicting taste.
Another way musicians can get the attention of managers is by building a marketable social media presence. By doing this, a manager can see how marketable they are from the very start of their career, showing their strong relevance in the music market.
At the end of the day, starting artists will have to do a lot more than just make music if they wish to build a trusting team around them and one of the ways they can achieve that is by being active on social media and of course producing good music.