What makes a good music manager?

A music manager's job is extensive and can be broken down into different tasks. A large international act might have different people focusing on different aspects of the functioning of the band or artist. Aspirant music managers need to:

A music manager's job is extensive and can be broken down into different tasks. A large international act might have different people focusing on different aspects of the functioning of the band or artist. Aspirant music managers need to:

l Be ready to get involved in the music and arts scene in their area and community;

l Have an interest in business and negotiating;

l Be good at managing time and people;

l Develop a "silver tongue" because music managers will find themselves often persuading others to act in the best interest of the artist;

l Be willing to learn new languages because international travel and interactions with foreign musicians could be involved.

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