The Reality of Artist Development

I came across a video I want to share with you that I believe underscores the importance of artist creative development. The speaker is Owen Husney, a musician, artist manager, and concert promoter based in Minneapolis. He was Prince’s first manager and the person who arranged the famous contract with Warner Brothers which allowed Prince […]

What I Wish (Indie) Musicians Understood

I’ve been working with recording “artists” and musicians most of my adult life. For the past 11 years exclusively I’ve been either managing or developing (or both) artists and bands in the USA and around the world. Since the music industry is going through a major paradigm shift (mainly thanks to digital downloads) it’s always interesting […]

How to Get a Manager and Not Get Ripped Off

I’ve heard many hard-luck stories from artists who had bad experiences with managers. Yet many times the bad experiences were precipitated by a misunderstanding of “who does what” and why. That’s why the writer of the following submitted this to the blog of an industry website popular among “indie” artists and bands: You first need […]

Is It Just Another “Gig” or Are You Building Something That Lasts?

Every so often I’m asked “what can I do to get local churches to allow me to hold a concert in their facility?” I answer that question WITH a question: what are you giving back? In other words, of what benefit will it be to that local expression of the Body of Christ if you come in […]