5 Things Managers Should Consider When Signing An Artist

This article was written by me and originally published on Uptown Plug. A couple of weeks ago, I shared “5 Things Independent Artists Need to Consider When Hiring a Manager” for those artist who are starting out and feel that having representation would take their career to the next level. It was only right that I cover the other end of the spectrum and what managers should consider when signing talent. As with any relationship, there should always be a two-way street, especially between a manager […]

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5 Things Independent Artists Need to Consider When Hiring a Manager

This article originally appeared on Stop The Breaks. The industry is extremely saturated with artists. No matter where you turn, no matter where you go, there seems to be an artist in every market that is looking to break into the industry. This phenomenon creates an illusion that if an artist had a manager, their career would instantly take off. Although this is not the case, a manager can help bring order and structure to your operation so that you can focus on creating. To avoid […]

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6 Things An Artist Can Learn From The New Edition Story

BET had us all glued to our TVs last week when they finally aired the highly-anticipated series, The New Edition Story. A story that many have lived through, heard, and not heard. A story that is relevant today and well-worth telling. I was excited and looking forward to taking that short 6-hour break over the course of 3 days to indulge in some music history. It was also great that it allowed many to take a mental and emotional break from the trying times that […]

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4 Tips to Increase Audience Engagement

Many people still have the notion that the number of followers on social media is what counts. But what is the point of having a large amount of followers if they never engage with the material you are giving them? Wouldn’t you agree that smaller number of people who share, write about, and genuinely like your content, is better than a million followers who just ignore it all? Make it a goal to put the ‘social’ back into social media.   Keep it short and […]

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Free Tools Every Indie Artist Should Use

It’s no secret. Being an independent artist is hard. And if you’re one who doesn’t have a set team behind you handling the day-to-day while you focus on the creative, then it can be even harder. But it doesn’t have to be that way. After working with many independent artists, I’ve identified 3 areas that are of concern: Marketing, Time Management and Budget. No matter what industry you’re in, marketing is a high priority item so that you can promote and bring awareness to your […]

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