Archive for the ‘Finding a Manager’ Category

Some FAQs About Artist Management

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. One of the seminars I have led most often in recent years is entitled “A Backstage View of Artist Management”.  Here are some of the questions I am most frequently asked: How will I know when I am ready for management? The hardest thing about […]

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Demystifying the Business of Jazz

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

By: Laura Hartmann I am delighted to have as guest blogger this week the widely respected and admired founder of LVanHart Artist Productions, Laura Hartmann. This is the first Ask Edna post that addresses jazz, and it couldn’t be in better hands. — EL This summer, while having lunch together, my friend and colleague Edna […]

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Paying Retainers to Managers

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. A note from Edna Landau: As summer is fast approaching, many of our readers will be traveling and enjoying holidays in the coming months. Therefore, Ask Edna will be taking a break during the summer months (June through August). We look forward to having you […]

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Transitioning From One Management to Another

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a young conductor who has been fortunate to have management for the past several years as a result of having participated in a showcase and attracting someone’s attention there. While I must admit I have been disappointed with the number of […]

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One Stop Shopping for Management and Public Relations

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a well-established soloist who has always booked and promoted myself. Once I reached middle age, I made numerous efforts to find an agent who can do for me what I’ve done for myself, only with more savvy and sophistication. But I’ve […]

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The Truth about Managers

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

by Edna Landau This promises to be a hot topic on “Ask Edna” and I will undoubtedly address it repeatedly, so please don’t be discouraged from sending further questions of this type. I have a hearty appetite for queries about my former line of work! Dear Edna:  I recently heard the story of a young […]

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