In its quest to periodically train its members on improving the services of the artiste management sector, the Association of Music Artistes Managers of Nigeria (AMAMN), hosted artistes’ managers to mark the first training series of its members.
The aim of the event held at Ashley’s Lounge at Ikate-Elegushi in Lagos State was not only to guide and direct popular and up-and-coming artistes’ managers, but also to share ideas, challenges and solution so as to give the profession a facelift.
The seminar entitled: “The ABC of Artiste Management”, had speakers including a seasoned entertainment lawyer, Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, who spoke on ‘The Dotted Lines”, covering what to look out for and include in contractual agreements between the artiste manager and the artiste and also with the record label.
Talent manager, film producer and lawyer, Ms Emem Ema, also took members on “The Business of Artiste Management’, with emphasis on the business aspect of artiste management and graphic representation of the financial flow in the music and entertainment industry and how an artiste manager can tap into it for their client.
AMAMAN president, Sijuade Adedokun, popularly known as, Obasijuade, said the initiative was meant to address the basics of the profession and refocus members and practicing artiste managers on what the profession entails.
One of the high points of the event was the presentation of the membership certificate and identity cards to members who had completed their registration process with the association.