Why You Don't Get A Manager... Yet.

I know you want a manager. And I know it's all overwhelming. It really is. There's too much stuff and you don't really know what to do and what not to do. Even when you do know, there's a good chance you have no clue how to actually do it. Music is a ridiculously complicated business and there are a million great reasons to want a manager but there probably aren't a lot of reasons for a manager to want you right now. Managers, well… real managers anyway… are professionals. They are businesspeople. Since they get paid a percentage of what you're making, if you aren't making money, they can't get paid for their time and efforts. So until you've built an audience and have at least a reasonable expectation of making money in the near future, I'm afraid you're on your own. Believe it or not, one day you'll be glad you did all this stuff yourself. It's an incredible trial-by-fire education that will serve you well later on when you're yelling at the concierge about how tiny your bungalow is at Chateau Marmont. At that point, the a**holes who won't return your calls now will be begging to work with you. As well they should.