Today's music managers are faced with unique challenges. They are not only managing the careers of their artists but also, often times, playing the role of the CEO of a music industry business. Women in Music, in partnership with the Music Mangers Forum US, is proud to present this panel of expert music managers who will address the role a manager plays in today's industry, strategies that work, strategies that don't work, anecdotes to inspire and teach us, the economics of being an artist manager, latest issues that are challenging music managers as well as their artists, and much more.
One of our goals at Music Managers Forum-US is to educate and disseminate information regarding areas of interest to managers. Below is an MMF-US exclusive: a short Q&A with representatives from leading music crowd funding services/platforms. These answers furnished to MMF-US for the Q&A are posted exactly as provided from each of the responders. Because music managers may advise their clients to utilize alternatives for funding creative projects outside of the major/indie label system, MMF-US hopes to help popularize some of the options through the dissemination of this first-hand information.
Managers’ Associations Jointly Reject SAGAFTRA Code
You are cordially invited to a special, closed-door Managers Peer Group Meeting at South By Southwest 2014, to be held Friday, March 14th from 2:00PM-3:00PM at the Austin Convention Center. MMF-US was able to switch the day away from Saturday in order to accommodate the availability of more managers. Steve Scharf and Steve Garvan will co-host again. For questions or further information, please contact Steve Garvan (MMF-US & IMMF) at firstname.lastname@example.org
MMF US & MMF Canada will be presenting a management mentoring /roundtable session at International Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City on Friday, February 21, 2014. The two (2) hour session will be for a blend of high-level & developing managers, as well as self-managed artists. The session will be followed by a reception open to all interested attendees of the Folk Alliance Conference.
The IMMF www.imf.com will be holding its annual General Assembly on February 2, 2014 at MIDEM www.midem.com in Cannes, France. Elections will be held for Executive Director, Chairman, & Vice-Chairman. IMMF now consists of up to 20 country chapters globally and they welcome newest affiliates Estonia, Portugal and Spain, and provisional West Africa. IMMF continues to explore various partnerships to increase our education, staffing and other projects.
For some six decades, the personal management profession has been negatively impacted by the California Labor Commission’s enforcement of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA). Multi-millions of dollars in commissions have been forfeited by personal managers from California to New York by order of the California Labor Commission. Now, with your help, we want to Stop TAA!
WASHINGTON, D.C. and MARLTON, N.J.– Against the backdrop of an ever-expanding digital marketplace boasting a wide variety of authorized music services, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with NARM, the music business association, and its affiliated organization digitalmusic.org, today jointly launched the “Why Music Matters” website in the United States (www.whymusicmatters.com), a comprehensive one-stop educational guide for fans looking for information about digital music services and other online retail outlets where they can find their favorite music.
Hurricane Sandy has been devastating and life-altering for its victims, their families, and their communities, and our thoughts and support are with everyone who continues to deal with its aftermath.