Be the Voice Behind the Voice:
How to Manage Artists!
The music industry is over-saturated with artists, and this has caused some people to pursue a less beaten path in the music industry: Artist Management.
If you’re a manager or have dreamed about becoming one, renowned Christian artist manager Michael Smith has announced something unprecedented: Artist Management Training.
According to his recent press release:
Mike Smith, president of Michael Smith and Associates, has announced open registration for the Fall edition of his Artist Management Training Course. Hosted by the 30-year music industry veteran, Artist Management Training Course is designed for those seeking a career as an artist manager, as well as for artists that want a better understanding of the industry and proven tools to move themselves forward.
In this unique on-demand video teaching program, Smith has captured everything he knows about artist management. Smith and Kyle Johnson (Artist Manager with Michael Smith and Associates) sit and talk with a number of successful music industry veterans to get their advice and expertise on a wide variety of topics. Among the many music professionals featured in the series are artist manager Jim Chaffee, John Mays (Centricity Music), Charles Dorris (Charles Dorris & Associates), Jan Smith (Behind the Voice Agency), Brian Mayes (Nashville Publicity Group), Brian Smith (Turning Point Media), Beth Hood-Fromm (OMG Publicity), performance coach Tom Jackson, social media expert Brody Harper (Skorinc) and many more.
“There has never been anything done like this before,” explains Smith, who has successfully helped shape the careers of numerous artists in the Christian and Country music industries, including Restless Heart, Jaci Velasquez, Salvador, Chonda Pierce, Yancy, Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, Go Fish, comedian Brad Stine and more. “We have put together a massive on-line video training course for the Christian Music and entertainment industry. Using state of the art teaching technology and interviews with some of the most influential people in the business, this course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of artist development. This is for serious folks who want to learn how to succeed in the industry as Artist Managers. I believe that passing on my years of experience, and all of the secrets to my success, will provide a thorough education for those who feel called to this field.”
Part of the program also includes an opportunity for registrants to watch the process of a “real live” artist’s development and all of the steps necessary for their success in the entertainment business.
So far the program has gotten some good reviews:
“You have put a big machete in the small guys hand.” — Ja’Miah Burnett
“I already have my Bachelor degree in Music Business and some previous experience managing and booking artists… but I consider this course like my Masters in Artist Management.” — Ellyn Sampson Bussey
“My expectations were not that high. I was hoping to learn something I didn’t already know. What I’ve learned is that in reality, I didn’t know that much in the first place. Let me be as honest as I can: In my opinion, this course is worth two or three times the cost. Maybe more. Maybe priceless. If you’re an artist manager or want to be an artist manager, you could not make a better investment than this. If you’re an artist, you’ll benefit from knowing this side of the business. It will certainly help you find a manager to partner with as you build your career. I’ve spent money and taken a lots of business courses in the past. This is definitely the best I’ve ever seen.” — Bill Morris
If something like this strikes your fancy, it probably means you’re very serious about being a manager. According to Michael Smith’s website, registration for the Artist Management Training Course is very limited. The enrollment period closes on October 25, 2014.
For more information, visit His Website.
If any of our readers takes this training course, please make sure to return to this article and leave a comment and let us know how it turned out. This will help others evaluate if the course is worth their time.