‘The word manager is misleading. People think we’re somehow the boss of the artist. It’s the opposite; they’re the boss.’

Ex-Nirvana manager, now running Gold Village Entertainment, Danny Goldberg discusses his past, and his present
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‘If you’re really struggling with the B-sides, you probably shouldn’t bother…’

As home to The Cure for nearly two decades, Fiction Records had a profound influence on music around the world. Today, as it celebrates its 40th birthday, the label continues to champion leading alternative artists…
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‘New artists must build something authentic that will carry them through their career.’

Years & Years manager Martha Kinn and Sophie Bloggs who heads up the YM&U electronic music roster on how to approach artist management in 2019
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‘US regulation for songwriters is archaic – and it results in less fair outcomes.’

SESAC continues to disrupt the long-standing domination of US perfoming rights by ASCAP and BMI – while escalating its presence around the world
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Bandzoogle: ‘We’ve built the most powerful, flexible Subscriptions platform available for musicians.’

Company CEO Stacey Bedford talks Subscriptions – and how artists can make the most of them
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This multi-billionaire media tycoon is pumping $500m into a new L.A-based music company. Why?

Haim Saban, with a net worth in the region of $3bn, is making a major play in music
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‘We want to work with artists who have a great vision and direction for themselves.’

Neighbourhood, founded by Benny Scarrs and Jack Foster has enjoyed chart-topping success with acclaimed British act Dave – and takes inspiration from the greats of the rap music game…
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‘For artists, work ethic and intelligence are just as important as talent.’

What does the future of the recorded music business look like – and what role will labels play in its evolution? Mike Caren, one of the standout A&R minds in the US industry, gives his view…
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‘We had one laptop and two Blackberries, and we built this company off that.’

Method Music is the management home of Sam Smith, Disclosure and others, with its very own record label recently christened by the celebrated debut LP from Slowthai…
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‘The only way for an artist to build a career is to solidify your live show – start small and work your way up…’

Veteran agent Marsha Vlasic discusses the makings of a 40-year career working with some of the biggest names in rock
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