MANAGERS VS DAMAGERS

I had the honor of being on a panel for Berklee's 10th Annual Hip Hop Symposium. The topic was the State of Black Music. I spoke about management. Legendary music business attorney John McLean was said "There are managers and there are damagers." So true. I have encountered so many managers--all men--who don't put in the work. They want the pussy, the weed, the spot on stage, the shots on the red carpet. It's all gotten worse in this age of egregious social media narcissism. If you're focused on the perks, then you're not a manager, you're a fucking damager because no one is doing your job. You only function is to see that the artist's needs are getting me, not yours.