Talent Management - The Pitch

How Can TM Help With Your Vision?

I handle the big picture. Business plan, bugetary concerns, technology, accounting, negotiation, image, market strategy, etc. Talent Management has no say in your creative production beyond facilitating it, on schedule, in orbit with the ever growing list of concerns involved with making music for a living.


As your Talent Manager, I'm entirely focused on getting you and/or your band earning the largest return possible within the limits of your creative preferences. My focus is on the technical quality of your product intended for commercial distribution, not to judge the quality of the artistic expression we all hope to capitalize upon.

This means getting the quality of your performance to a sellable place. To record your original works and mix properly so pros actually listen for more than a few seconds when we send demos out to potential buyers. To properly format your songs for copyright. To register for royalty collection and radio play. To develop your branding, organize and present it consistently across all relevant platforms where we can earn income along the way that we can use to promote you and grow your audience. To find you gigs to play, an audience to love you, suits to want you. Creates a plan optimised for the limit of your expense budget (THAT YOU PROVIDE), typically around a $1000.00 a month.

What Does Talent Management Do Other Than Spend The Expense Budget?

The Manager signs and develops talent, produces content, then sells distribution to the labels. Manages Associate Producers and Talent Scouts. Maintains the books, budgets, technology, and legal framework covering the production and publishing/protection of content. Negotiate deals. Arrange services and other talent as needed. Work within approved limits made in consultation with the talent and associate producers.

Here's The Deal:

The broad stroke of this talent agreement is the talent provides a monthly budget which is pooled with other talent for buying power with the various vendors and suppliers we need to deal with to advance careers in the music business. I'll manage your career(the monthly budget you approve) for 20% of the take. So for every dollar you earn I take 20 cents. If you busk on a street corner and make $100 having nothing to do with me, I still want my $20.

I'm not gonna chase you for it. You want me to have it because you want me spending time on your career so you make more money. I want you to make more money because I can't make more money unless you make more money. And you'll get 80% of whatever is earned for any reason with your music. That's the deal.

This includes gifts and other gratituities that you receive from anyone, by the way, including labels hoping to buy your contract someday.

If you're interested in music lessons, recording sessions, sound production, scouting or talent management then please Contact The Studio.

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