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How To Become A Music Manager

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Becoming A Music Manager

To become a music manager, you don’t need much. There’s no college degree necessary and no specific skill set required. Now, that’s not to say that a college degree or having some applicable skills won’t help you, because they will. But, they are not necessary to start your career as a music manager.

What Do I Need To Become A Music Manager?

1.) You Have To Be Good With People

In my opinion, the only “skill” you need to become a music manager is to be good with people. Just about everything else can be learned through reading, trial and error, and with the help of the friends you make down the road.

However, it’s very difficult to teach somebody how to be good with people, without them making a drastic personal change. But if you’re good with people and have a good work ethic to support you, there’s no reason why you can’t become successful.

2.) You Have To Like The Artist

You have to like the artist that you’re managing. You’re going to spend a lot of time with this artist. If you’re just managing an artist because you think you can make a lot of money, odds are, it’s not going to work.

If you don’t genuinely like and believe in the artist that you’re managing, you’re not going to want to “go the extra mile” for them. When times get rough and things are moving slow, you’re going to need the belief you have in the artist to help keep you moving forward.


Becoming a music manager doesn’t require a college degree or a ton of skills to start. Yes, you’re going to need to be good with people and like the artist that you’re managing, but that’s about it.

There are other skills that can help make you better at managing an artist, but they can be learned by reading, while on the job, or from people that you meet.

So, if you’re interested in being a music manager – learn some of the business, figure out how you can add value to an artist’s career, and go for it.

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