Thinking of Becoming a Manager? Do Something Illegal.

There is no single way to become the manager of a great artist. There is an interesting story behind how Marty Salzman became Buddy Guy’s manager. If you are a lawyer, you might want to think about giving something like this a try…

Salzman was Guy’s manager for 11 years (from 1981-1992). It is unclear why they split. Perhaps, Guy was talked in to doing a few too many illegal things (a complete guess, I really have no idea). Salzman has also managed Magic Slim and Junior Wells. Both of whom have passed on. At this point it is unclear weather or not Salzman is managing anyone at the moment but he is still practicing law.

Salzman in another video talks about what it means to be a manager. He names PR as the most important part of the job and defines the role of a manager as to constantly take the artist to the next level.

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