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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.

Essentials Of Music Management Book

Alongside the training courses and workshops we provide, we also offer a book ‘Essentials of Music Management’. This book is aimed at all levels of music manager, that offers clear practical advice on getting started, developing a viable management company, putting together a team, and building the partnerships that will enable you to navigate an ever-changing global business.

Full of tips and insights from leading music practitioners, including some of the world’s most successful and entrepreneurial music managers, this Essential Guide offers the perfect grounding for building a sustainable business that will help you and your artist, songwriter and producer clients succeed.

Purchase it here

Essential Training Courses

We are excited to share that we have brought 3 new educational partners onboard to deliver our Essential 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. Although the role of a manager can take many forms depending on their clients needs, there are essential aspects all managers should be aware of including how to build a team, the role of PRS, PPL, lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers, the MMF Code of Practice, when your act is market ready and more. The course is delivered by Nadia Khan, artist manager and founder of Women in Ctrl.

The next Essentials of Music Management online course is taking place from 11am – 3pm on Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd March 2023. Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited! MMF members can claim a 50% discount (email for discount codes) Purchase tickets here

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. 

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

Practical Training Courses

Mechanics of Music Management is a series of 6 classes delivered by CMU Insights and led by Chris Cooke. 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.

The next online Mechanics of Music Management course will take place on Tuesday evenings from Tuesday 28th March to Tuesday 2nd May 2023.  Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited! MMF members can claim a 50% discount (email for discount codes) Purchase tickets here

Advanced Training Courses

Digital Marketing for Music Managers delivered by MusicAlly gives participants access to 3 modules via the MusicAlly learning hub for 2 months, 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 months. 


– Facebook & Instagram Advanced Marketing

– Marketing on a Budget

– Social Commerce

MMF members can claim a 50% discount (email for discount codes) Purchase tickets here


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 Essential training before progressing to Practical and Advanced courses.

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