Artist Managers - Tips for searching Artist Management companies & Band Managers
The Unsigned Guide contains contact details for UK artist managers, ranging from the small-scale fifth member of the band types, to the larger music management companies.
We recommend you start your search by focusing on those contacts who specialise in the style of music you’re making, although there are plenty who will welcome any genre. You can filter all Artist Manager listings by genre, we have over 185 to choose from.
Tips for contacting artist managers
Before getting in touch with artist managers we strongly suggest that you take 10 minutes or so to look at the website and/or social media profiles provided in their listing. Listen to other bands and artists they are working with or have worked with in the past. This should give you more of an idea of whether your music will be suited to what they’re looking for.
If you feel your music is right for them and want to get in touch, then your research should have provided you with a little background info so you can individually tailor your communication to them. No one likes a blanket email! And make sure you double check the info in our listing about how they prefer to receive music submissions so it has the best chance to being heard.
What’s in an Artist Manager listing?
• Contact details
• Social media profiles (where applicable)
• Contact name(s)
• Genres they specialise in
• Where you can submit demos and what format they prefer to receive
• Details of artists they currently represent
NB. Please note The Unsigned Guide can only publish the contact details and information that each individual company gives us permission to make publicly available so the level of detail in some listings can vary. We do our best to encourage companies and individuals listed to give as much info as possible to make sure the listings are helpful to you.
Further reading & advice Follow the links below to documents & articles that we think can further help you covering approaching artist managers, management contracts and guidance if you’re thinking of being a manager yourself:
The Unsigned Guide’s Start-Up Guide to Sending Out Your Demos, Music Publishing & Getting Your Music Featured on Blogs http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/453
The Unsigned Guide’s Top Tips for Approaching Music Companies http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/331
Get To Grips With Music Industry Agreements http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/357
Music Managers & Management Contracts – What to look out for http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/384
BPI Music Industry Maps http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/316
Band Management: Get It Right http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/315
Think You Could Be An Artist Manager? http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/305
Top 5 Mistakes That Bands Make In Their Biogs http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/510