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What is the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand?

Dom Anderson – Muse Tour Manager

As an artist manager, the nature of the job is that it requires an understanding of ALL aspects of the music business from record labels & publishing legalities, to touring logistics & international marketing, to creative processes & musical trends.

“However, I would consider that unless you really understand the artists as people, have a close personal relationship with them & join them in the vision they have, it doesn’t matter how much experience or understanding you have of everything else, you will never truly be able to help them achieve their potential.”

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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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