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At the Music Managers Forum, we aim to support the professional development of managers throughout their career – from brand new managers who have taken on their first act, to those who have worked in the business for many years. The music industry is constantly changing, and music managers never stop learning.

We provide a range of training courses and workshops for managers of all levels throughout the year.


Level One

We are excited to share that we have brought 3 new educational partners onboard to deliver our Level 1 training, and we have added an advanced level of our Live & Touring Training.

The Essentials of Music Management is a course aiming to provide a fundamental insight into the role of a manager and how diverse it is. Although there is no job description for what a manager does, there are several aspects managers should be aware of including how to build a team, the role of lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers, when your act is market-ready and much, much more. The course is delivered by Nadia Khan, artist manager and founder of Women in Ctrl.

The Essentials of Live & Touring looks at what managers need to know to launch their acts live-career. Navigating the live industry can be confusing and messy, and when the live sector opens back up it will be essential that managers are equipped with knowledge and information to tackle the hurdles ahead. The course is delivered by Ray Paul of The Playmaker Group. 

Advanced Live & Touring is a new level of training we have added for those managers who are looking to get a deeper understanding of the nitty gritty of live & touring. This training looks at aspects relevant to managers whose acts are moving on to bigger venues, bigger crews and international tours. Topics include for example taxes, carneys, crew-management, insurance and the overall logistics of taking an act on an international tour. This course is delivered by Keely Myers and Nick Gosling of Global Touring Office.

MMF Members receive a 50% discount. Please head to the Members Area for discount codes.

Level Two

Mechanics of Music Management is a series of 6 classes delivered by CMU Insights and led by Chris Cooke & Marcus O’Dair. The seminars explore best practice and current trends in artist management and give attendees a comprehensive guide to the modern artist management, artist revenue streams and business models, music rights and record deals, and strategies for building a fanbase and direct-to-fan relationships.

Level Three

Digital Marketing for Music Managers delivered by MusicAlly gives participants access to 3 modules via the MusicAlly learning hub for 2 weeks, which is then followed by a live session with MusicAlly where we talk through the contents and look at some participant case studies. Each module looks at individual aspects of music marketing best practice and the MusicAlly hub allows participants to go through the modules in their own time during 2 weeks. 


– Facebook & Instagram Advanced Marketing

– Marketing on a Budget

– Social Commerce

In addition, the MMF host regular in-depth seminars with companies such as YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple, Facebook and Kobalt, where representatives will teach you how best to utilise their services and get the most out of them for your artist.

Please note – level ratings are for guidance only, although we highly recommend completing the courses in order, managers are not required to complete level 1 before progressing to level 2 and 3.

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