The biggest thing an artist manager can offer you is the chance to focus on your craft whether it be music, acting, or modeling. There’s a lot of work that goes into making your talents a career. They don’t call it “the business” for anything. Juggling all the responsibilities of getting a career off the ground while still trying to stay creative is a struggle.
In addition to being someone who can take care of some of your business related responsibilities, a good manager is one who has some contacts that can help you in your industry – labels, promoters, agents, press, etc. The manager doesn’t run the show. Like any business, the manager is just that…a manager. It is the business of the artist that the manager manages.
A good manager will be focused not only on getting work for their clients but also on trying to elevating the actor’s career. Keep in mind, finding a good manager is like marriage; the success of which hinges on love, trust, respect for each other and mutually set boundaries, and above all, open communication.
Still wondering if you need a manager or not. Here’s our suggestion: When the business side of things begins to take up as much time (or more time) as the creative side of things, you need help! Necessary Presence offers management services and many more! Visit our Services page for more information.