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  • Writer's pictureLarry Pareigis

What Qualities Should a Artist Manager Have?

Hey, it’s Larry Pareigis, President of Nine North Records Label Group. I’m here to offer some answers I get asked a lot by artists around the world.

This time, the question is what qualities an artist manager should have.

An artist should consider a manager’s experience in the music industry, their track record with similar artists, communication skills, dedication, and ability to understand and support the artist’s vision. It’s crucial to find someone who shares your goals and values.

1. Industry Experience: Look for a manager with a solid background and experience in the music industry.

2. Proven Track Record: Consider a manager with a successful track record of working with artists and achieving tangible results.

3. Network and Connections: A manager with a broad network and industry connections can open doors and create opportunities.

4. Passion for Your Music: Find someone genuinely passionate about your music and who believes in your artistic vision.

5. Communication Skills: Effective communication is critical; your manager should be able to convey your ideas clearly to various stakeholders.

6. Strategic Thinking: Seek a manager who can develop and execute long-term strategic plans for your career.

7. Dedication and Work Ethic: Look for someone committed, hardworking, and willing to go the extra mile to support your career.

8. Trustworthiness: Trust is crucial; choose a manager with integrity and honesty to navigate the complexities of the music industry.

9. Adaptability: The music industry is dynamic; your manager should be adaptable and able to navigate changes effectively.

10. Negotiation Skills: A manager with strong negotiation skills can secure favorable deals and opportunities on your behalf.

As always, if you have questions I can take a crack at answering for you, hit me up at!

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