Artist's Manager

Manage affairs of entertainers.

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Salary Range
$40,000 – $114,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Artist's Managers do?

Manages affairs of entertainers by participating in negotiations with agents and others concerning contracts and business matters affecting clients’ interests, and advises clients on career development and advancement: Represents client in negotiations with officials of unions, motion picture or television studios, theatrical productions, or entertainment house, for favorable contracts and financial fees to be received for engagements. Advises client concerning contracts, wardrobe, and effective presentation of act, according to knowledge of show business. Procures services of professional personnel in particular phase of show business to create or design format of original act, or prepare special material for new act to advance client’s career. Manages business details of tours and engagements, such as obtaining reservations for transportation and hotel accommodations, and making disbursements for road expenses. Represents client in public contacts, such as handling fan mail, telephone inquiries, and requests for personal appearances. May audition new talent for representation purposes. May procure bookings for clients.

Should I be an Artist's Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Artist Manager, Athlete Manager, Manager, Athlete

    How to become an Artist's Manager

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