Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+11.8% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Do

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Other Job Titles Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes May Have

Agent, Athlete Marketing Agent, Booker, Booking Agent, Entertainment Specialist, Literary Agent, Print Agent, Talent Agent, Talent Representative, Theatrical Agent

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Senior Booking Agent ,

The Pantheon Agency

Check and respond to all new email, and meanwhile updating tour spreadsheets and grids. After that, I take the current tour projects I am working on, and go back to follow up / re-solicit / or solicit anew for open dates in a particular region. Process emails / responses / phone calls. Once a tour is complete, or ready for launch, I coordinate with the management and label teams to announce the tour in conjunction with art work, press and promoter synergy for the best possible on-sale.

Co-founder & Managing Partner ,

White Noise Entertainment

I am an engineer by day and run White Noise Entertainment in my spare time. I co-founded White Noise Entertainment with my son, Aaron, and daughter, Ashten, 21 and 18, respectively. They are songwriters, vocalists and musicians. There is not a typical day at WNE. Over the last 10 months we established the business, they have performed over 30 gigs, they recorded their first album, and we produced an official music video. We will be releasing the album over the course of the next 2 months.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Send samples of clients' work and other promotional material to potential employers to obtain auditions, sponsorships, or endorsement deals.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.
  • Conduct auditions or interviews to evaluate potential clients.
  • Negotiate with managers, promoters, union officials, and other persons regarding clients' contractual rights and obligations.

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