What do you need to be a band manager?
- Develop business skills. A band manager needs to develop business skills including negotiation, financial management and product development.
- Learn the industry.
- Work for an artist management group.
- Find acts to manage.
- Make a business agreement.
- Promote band.
How do band managers get paid? While there is no set typical payment or commission rate for a manager, most managers earn anywhere from 10-25% of the artist’s total income, typically the rate is between 15-20%.
How do you become a tour manager for a band? Majoring in Music Business or Music Industry Studies as an undergraduate can be helpful for aspiring Tour Managers. However, many Tour Managers get all the education they need through working in various music industry roles such as live sound, venue management, and performance.
What is the role of a band manager? Band managers assist bands in making sound business and creative decisions. They help bands to secure record deals, ensure that band members attend band practice sessions, and negotiate contracts on behalf of bands.