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Moderator Todd Roberts discusses who needs a manager and at what point in their career with Phil Hutcheon (Drop the Lime, AC Slater), Jayson Jackson (Mos Def, Santogold), Jason Foster (Yeasayer, Beach House), and Kevin Kasatu (Major Lazer, Diplo).
Jayson Jackson explains the importance of remaining flexible and the different ways of managing on artist. Jason Foster talks about his methods of working with artists and with other team members and the panelists agree that a diplomatic approach is generally the most effective.
The panelists discuss the day-to-day work of being a manager, negotiating a family of personalities and important business decisions all day. They discuss the artist/manager relationship, and the importance of understanding, flexibility, and communication.
The panelists talk about the imporance of vision when building an artist's career and the most important skill sets for a manager to have. Kevin Kasatu explains that a manager is only as good as the music he's working with and Jason Jackson outlines what he feels are the most important parts of an artist-manager relationship.
The panelists discuss the dangers of 360 deals and why they are mostly a bad idea, along with the new structure of a functioning record label. They also re-emphasize the importance of touring, and the extreme value of a good agent.
The panelists talk about bad management, or being blamed when an artist's success does not meet their expectations. They also touch on how to deal with their own income as the role of record labels continue to be less relevant to the success of a band. The panelists discuss the merits of continuing to work with a record label.