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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 – Our one-day entry-level courses Essentials of Music Management and Live & Touring are led by artist manager and business consultant Erik Nielsen. These courses are perfect for those just starting out in music management as well as those who want a refresher to learn about the latest industry developments.

Level Two – Mechanics of Music Management is a series of five fortnightly evening 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 – We offer advanced courses on specific topics in data and digital marketing, such as Facebook Business Manager. Level 3 courses are run in association with MusicAlly, plus CMU’s Chris Cooke also offers courses covering the digital revenue model from our Dissecting the Digital Dollar book.

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 more advanced courses.