Most rappers don’t know what to look out for in a management team so they end up signing to the wrong people. A management team plays a crucial role in the success of any artists career so you have to make sure you understand the things needed. Check out 5 things we think are key to look out for before signing:
1. No Frauds in your team:
Make sure the people have your true interest at heart and who basically share your vision.
2. Team selection
It’s key to select people with experience in the corporate world because the music business involves a lot of contracts, it has it’s rules, it’s benchmarks, process and it’s own systems.
You are going to be dealing with lawyers with 20 years experience so you have to know the business.
A lot of what’s done in the music industry is built on relationships over a very long period of time. It’s difficult to just step in and just because you have a contact list you can make things happen.
5. Understanding the value of a management team
You can easily be conned if you don’t understand the functions of a management team. Once you know what they are supposed to do for you, you will be in a position to complain when things aren’t being done right.