What does a band manager do? 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.
What is the manager of a band called? A talent manager (also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager) is an individual who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry.
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 is a band manager paid? New Bands. Managers receive commissions of between 15 and 25 percent of the artist’s gross earnings, plus reimbursement for travel and other out-of-pocket expenses.