Written by Jaron Lewis
There is more to music than just writing lyrics, going on tours and getting gigs. Its anatomy is more similar to humans. We can’t walk without legs and we can’t walk headless either. We need all the organs to function normally. A musician needs a guitarist, keyboard guy, a drummer, and more so a manager.
There was once a musician who used to think that A&R stands for Artists and Restaurants. This is what you end up looking like when you don’t have a manager to elaborate for you all the aspects involved in the music industry.
You can’t handle all the tour schedules, events, marketing and deal with your taxes at the same time. You need the assistance of the best manager and not any other manager.
Well, to start with, the best manager should be an individual that understands the ins and out of the music industry well. These are not individuals that tag along musicians for financial gains but are fully equipped with info that will make the band or the musician a better person(s) than their former self.
They respect musicians and will do anything to protect their image as well as interests. Here is how you can find such managers.