Duties Check List
© 2003-2009 David J. Spangenberg
Manager guides the careers of their Artists. A short list of what
they may at times be responsible for are listed below:
Live Performances -
when, and how often to tour
slots for their Artists
Which Booking Agent to employ
Pre-tour business decisions such as:
and signing of contracts
Road Manager/Crew - Sound, Lighting, Security, etc
Day-to-day tour business decisions such as:
Staying in sync with Road Manager and other Crew
Booking holes in schedule
Radio station and other promo visits at each stop
Receiving Artists compensation, etc.
people and sponsorship
Sound and Lighting
Having qualified people at every position in entourage.
sure everyone is on, and stays on the same page, image-wise, that
Management wants for their Artists and actively doing their job
carrying out the plan.
Making sure Record Company promo people are doing their job supplying
the proper quantity and best copy, advertisements; and area promo
people regarding record store and area venue promos, etc.
A Great Web Site!!! All search engines have been notified, and
there's top content and easy navigation throughout. Full Web Promo!
Join and keep up with Social Networking Sites such as MySpace
shows and films for Artist
are in place locally, nationally, internationally.
staying in sync with directors etc.,
daily requirements of Artist, crew members, Musicians, whomever.
Coaches - [If applicable]
Note: After Mgmt. chooses the above coaches, Manager is making
sure they are all carrying out their duties, and that Artists' transportation,
etc., are covered.
All dealings with contracts, etc., with each, and scheduling.
Copyrights "Registered" and in order
Registration with a Performing Rights Society such as BMI, ASCAP
Placing material with Commercials, TV & Film
are covering their Artists constantly, fully and correctly.
Press Kits -
tapes/enhanced CDs, DVDs
all of the above + constantly updating them and making sure they
get in the right hands.
Don't forget to have an EPK - Electronic Press Kit
shirts, etc., etc....:
Includes all dealings with products and companies.
Overall, and at each tour spot.
Your Web Site
Easy and quick to navigate [and show up]
sure it's Trademarked [You own your name so no one else can use
the right person[s], overseeing all aspects, business-wise and otherwise,
making sure these people are taken care of.
sure all existing markets and potential markets, locally, nationally,
and internationally, are covered recording, and promo-wise where Artist
is doing well and not so well, or is being ignored.
deal is made, making sure everyone and everything is MOVING! And everyone
is on top of the situation and is in sync with Management and all
other third parties working on The Project.
paperwork is in sync., signed and moving including bookings, merchandising
etc., etc., etc.
up and running Artist Bank Account
Setting up, keeping day to day books with incomes, deposits, receipts
for expenses, etc., etc.
all of the above, including:
handling all regular, important and emergency situations.
is clean, neat and organized
Computers, programs, Internet service - all up-to-date
calls to be made?
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