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Music managers work to guide and support the careers of musicians, singers, and bands. Music managers represent artists by booking shows and tours, collecting payment from venues, negotiating contracts, securing endorsements, and planning overall career strategy. 

Music manager job overview

We are seeking an organized and highly driven music manager to work with our indie band. You will promote our music to record labels, book shows at local venues, book tours, manage band finances, and negotiate contracts. The right person for the role will have an excellent understanding of the music business and have relationships with local venues and producers, and record labels. 

Music manager responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities of a music/artist manager:  

  • Schedule tours and concerts, book promotional appearances, oversee interviews, and manage the exposure of artists to reach and grow their fan base
  • Schedule and oversee recording time in the studio
  • Read and negotiate recording contracts
  • Communicate directly with the artist and then collaborate with promoters, business managers, record labels, and booking agents to develop an effective strategy for clients’ careers
  • Act as a liaison between music artists and music producers
  • Network and pitch artist demos to record companies and secure record deals
  • Plan and manage a budget for tours, promotion, and marketing

Music manager job qualifications and skill sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a music manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree program in merchandising, music marketing, music production, or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • An understanding of the music industry (promoting, booking, networking) 
  • Ability to understand and negotiate contracts
  • A solid network of music industry professionals (promoters, producers, record labels, venue managers)
  • Experience in planning and managing budgets
  • High level of organization
  • The ability to problem-solve and multitask
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  • US$30 hourly
    Nektarios O.
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    • 5.0
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    Nektarios lives in Athens, Greece, where he graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Department of Computer System Engineering. He is possessed by a severe passion for the divine art of music. Music marketing has been his full-time job for the past seven years. He has worked 17K hours in this field -and counting- resulting in only highly satisfied customers. He is all about building win-win relationships. Feedback below speaks of its own. Skills acquired through experience: ►Setting up, monitoring and optimizing ads ►Virtual assistant focusing on artists ►Music marketing/promotion (Spotify, YouTube, Blogs, etc.) ►Music brand developing ►Music social media management/content creation ►Music writing ►Music research Over the years, he has learned to prioritize & be a forward-thinker. More importantly, he follows a "do not mess with other people's living" policy.
  • US$10 hourly
    Samuel F.
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    • 0.0
    • (10 jobs)
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    Hi there, I'm a professional music promoter, who specializes in SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music promotion. What I mean by this is that I can help your music get more exposure so you can gain a bigger fanbase and ultimately make more money! I will do Spotify music promotion, Soundcloud music promotion, Apple music promotion, Youtube music promotion and all other music streaming platforms. My main goal is to raise your music up on spotify, soundcloud and apple music so that you can get more listeners. I have the most powerful and effective promotional strategies that work like magic in the industry. My goal is to help you promote your music and maximize your visibility. I will do my best to achieve your goals as a client and work tirelessly to achieve the best results. My services includes: 🔖Music distribution 🔖Content creation 🔖Social media management 🔖Social media growth 🔖Cover arts design 🔖Music Promotion 🔖Lyrics Video creation 🔖 Music management 🔖 Music Website design 🔖 Music Artist Strategy Development/consultation 🔖 Music Writing 🔖 Music research 🔖 Playlist Pitching 🔖 Artist Branding 🔖 Album release strategies I would be happy to discuss your project in more detail.
  • US$50 hourly
    Matthew W.
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    • 5.0
    • (13 jobs)
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    As an enthusiastic Content Writer and Digital Marketer, my passion lies in molding words and marketing strategies into compelling narratives that strike a chord with diverse audiences. With a rich palette of experience across technology, Web3/NFTs, and e-commerce sectors, I possess the adaptability and proficiency to tailor content to meet unique business needs. My knack for weaving engaging content is backed by a solid foundation in result-driven marketing. I don't just create content; I devise strategies that amplify your brand's voice, connect you to your target audience, and fuel business growth. Whether you need captivating blog posts, persuasive website copy, engaging social media content, or effective email marketing campaigns, I am here to transform your business vision into a digital reality. With me, you're not just hiring a content creator; you're welcoming a partner determined to help you achieve your marketing aspirations.
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