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Artist Management for the Music Business, 3rd Edition by Paul Allen

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CHAPTER

A Primer for the Artist Manager

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An effective manager working as an advocate for an artist requires an understanding of the general elements of planning and an appreciation of the value of plans in guiding an artist’s career. This chapter is an introduction to planning and includes specific guidance on creating and budgeting for a plan.

A weakness found in the music business is the lack of any formal planning for artists, especially for new artists. Veterans of the music business—both artists and their managers—have a short-term and a long-term vision for managing careers, which are frequently not formalized in any written form. ...

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