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Understanding Artist Management Agreements, Part 3: How Are Managers Paid, and How Much?

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Applicability of any legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. The sample contract is for illustrative purposes only, and has not been verified for compliance with the law of any particular state. If you have a specific legal problem or concern, you should consult an attorney.

Now that we know what responsibilities fall onto the manager's lap and how long a contract between artist and manager should typically last, here comes the part that might make or break a deal: money. How much should a manager get paid, and how do you fairly negotiate? Get all the answers to your questions here.

Understanding Artist Management Agreements, Part 2: How Long Should the Contract Last?

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Applicability of any legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. The sample contract is for illustrative purposes only, and has not been verified for compliance with the law of any particular state. If you have a specific legal problem or concern, you should consult an attorney.

In the first installment of our three-part series on the artist/manager relationship, we talked about managers' duties to their clients and what falls within that scope of responsibility (and what doesn't). Now that you have a basic understanding of that dynamic, let's take a look at how long a contract between the artist and manager should last.

Understanding Artist Management Agreements, Part 1: What Does (and Doesn't) a Manager Do?

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Applicability of any legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. The sample contract is for illustrative purposes only, and has not been verified for compliance with the law of any particular state. If you have a specific legal problem or concern, you should consult an attorney.

The artist management agreement is the deal that you, the artist, enter into with a personal manager or management company. Not only is it an important agreement, but because your manager is responsible for advancing and overseeing your career, your relationship with your manager will likely be the most important relationship in your professional career. Unfortunately, many new artists and managers do not realize the significance of the relationship.