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Aaron Bethune,
Aaron Bethune is the founder of Play It Loud Music established in 2006, an artist management and creative services company specialising in bringing the business approach to music. He is also the author or "Musicpreneur: The Creative Approach to Making Money in Music” which became a textbook at selected universities and music institutions worldwide.
Location: Victoria, Canada Website: http://www.playitloudmusic.com/ Followed by 1 people

Aaron Bethune

1 year ago

A good agent has contacts and can get your music in front of decision makers.

Agent can refer to a manager but is generally referred to as a booking agent in the music world. There are talent agents, casting agents, etc... But that is for the acting world.

Co-writing is hugely valuable, both as a skill-building tool (there is always something to learn from another write!), an opportunity to have another writers team push a song you have co-written, as well as a way to network. It usually is a building process. You start writing with up and coming writers and work towards writing with hit-writers.

The best thing is to keep playing your music and honing your skills. Generally, you don't need a manager until there is something to manage. Keep in mind agents and managers make a percentage of the money you generate. If you are not producing sufficient income, you can always hire services from a company that can help develop you as an artist and get you to the next step in your career.

The most important people in the career of an artist is a mentor. Don't be afraid to ask people if they can be a mentor. The worst that can happen is they say no.

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