Artist Development

Work with our team of experienced industry managers to help grow and develop as an artist

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What is Artist Development?

There are lots of different aspects that are important for your career as an artist, including music management and promotion. One of the most important processes in defining who you are as an artist is learning how to develop as an artist and that’s where Artist Development comes in.

Working with an experienced team will allow you to grow your brand and understand where you sit in the market, as well as helping you navigate the industry and discover lots of new opportunities.

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How to find an Artist Development deal

You don’t have to look far… you’re already in the right place! Our motto is empowering creatives and this is something that we’ve been doing for years by offering you tools, effective music promotion, sync licensing representation, music collaboration opportunities and more. Now we’re taking it one step further by offering a dedicated Artist Development program!

We’ve built a strong reputation in the music industry for offering the opportunity of growth and development to artists. We’ve worked with artists who are just starting their careers, all the way up to Grammy nominated producers. We’re here to level the playing field, and improve your chances of success.

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Our Artist Development Program & Artist Development Services

Our Artist Development Program has been built by industry professionals, designed with their real-world experience to help you get the most out of your program and develop your career. Our team of dedicated artist managers have previously worked with the likes of The 1975, Young T & Bugsey, Joss Stone and Ghetts, as well as working for GRM Daily, Kerrang, Sony and Ministry of Sound… to name just a few!!

Our program covers six core areas:

  • Branding
  • Songwriting
  • Music Production
  • Promotion/Marketing
  • Networking
  • Live Performance

We understand that no two artists are the same, so we tailor each program with artist development services specifically to suit your needs. Our program runs for 3 months, where you’ll have a dedicated manager who will mentor you, along with receiving one-to-one sessions with industry experts. You’ll also have the option to partner this with additional studio time and some music promotion.

Prices start from as low as £200 per month.

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Apply for Artist Development

Because our Artist Development Program is tailored to suit the needs of each individual, it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you’re at. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to get more time in the studio or are looking to refine your existing brand, our team of experts can help. All we ask is that you have the drive, passion and commitment to grow as an artist.

We simply need a few bits of info to get started. Please submit your details via the “Apply” button below, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps with you. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to level up!

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Testimonials

“Will & Kidda are so amazing. I feel with their knowledge & support this can be something really special! I feel so confident in my direction ”

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Emma Nhamburo

“Working with Claire has been really fun. She’s super friendly & approachable. I’ve been given loads of info industry connections, social media & marketing. I love how honest & straightforward the process is - so inspiring!”

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Paulina Raad

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The Academy

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The Academy is a video led e-learning platform which offers courses and modules along with access to weekly webinars with industry experts and additional content for development and learning. The platform perfectly compliments Music Gateway’s other services - supporting the professional growth of artists.

You will also have the opportunity to receive 1-2-1 consultations with mentors to help create a roadmap for your development.

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Music Management

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As an artist, having a strong team around you can really help you to grow and develop. An artist manager helps you to navigate the industry and has the ability to open up new opportunities and push your career to new heights.

We have a team of industry managers who will be able to help guide you through the next stages of your journey. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced artist looking for support taking your next steps, we’ll match you with the perfect manager for you.

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Music promotion, radio airplay, DSP playlists & music marketing

Amplify and enhance your music industry career with our dedicated music promotion team. Get your music played on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, radio, TV and more to ultimately grow your fan reach exponentially!

Relationships with the gatekeepers are key and we've established ourselves as a trusted partner delivering quality campaigns to influencers, curators, digital platforms and radio stations around the world.

Artists who have Artist Development with Music Gateway receive exclusive discounts on our Music Promotion services!

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Artist Development: How To Develop As A Music Artist

FAQ

How much does it cost?

Pricing starts from £200 per month ($275/€230). We tailor our fast track Artist Development Program to your needs to prepare you for future management or further development – so have a chat with a member of the team to find out more.

What will I learn?

Our program is tailored to your needs and ambitions as an artist. We have songwriters, producers, branding experts and artist managers all ready and waiting to help you develop!

Who will be my manager?

We have got a great team of artist development managers waiting to work with exciting new talent. We will always match you with the best manager for your genre, experience and skill set – however we also want you to feel comfortable with who you work with, as it’s a big step in your career development. 

Will I become famous?

No one can ever guarantee fame – and if fame is your motivation, you’re getting into the industry for the wrong reason!

Can you help me get a record deal, publisher, booking agent etc?

We will work with you to help you achieve your goals. We will work with you to set realistic targets so that you can monitor your progress towards your end ambition.

Do you listen to my music and give advice?

Of course! We want to help you get the best out of your music – so we will offer you tailored advice to help develop your career and your music. 

Will I get connected to other professionals in the industry to further my career in music?

Yes 100%, when you are ready we will help introduce you to Music Producers, Studios, Songwriters, Record Labels, Music Publishers and even traditional high level management if you want to go down that route.

Artist Development Deals

The term ‘Artist Development Deal’ conjures up a lot of connotations. Generally, artists who were signed early in their careers and had time to develop and hone their craft – like Kate Bush – spring to mind (Bush was signed to EMI aged just 11 after Pink Flloyd’s David Gilmour helped produce her demo but she was 19 before her chart-topping debut single was released). 

However, in the modern music industry artist development has evolved, and there is a growing trend of labels, agents and managers looking to work with artists where most of the legwork is already done and some career milestones have already been achieved.

What Is Artist Development?

Artist Development is the term given to the process of transforming a great artist with talent into a sustainable business. A good artist developer will be looking to enhance an artists’ skill set across the full spectrum of the business. 

This might include the development of the product, focussing the artist on developing their songwriting, musicianship, stage performance, etc. But it could also be developing an artists’ knowledge and skills around the business aspects – helping them learn about royalties, contracts, balance sheets, accounting, PR and plugging. 

It could be ensuring they know how to price their merchandise, what kinds of margins to aim at, how to make sure their social media presence is engaging and working in their favour. Or, how to make sure their Spotify profile is optimised and that their songs have a good chance of getting on popular playlists to ensure the growth of their brand. 

How To Develop As A Music Artist

Music Gateway’s new artist development program has been created by industry professionals, designed with their real-world experience to help artists grow and develop their career.

The program is a suite of artist development services designed to help manage an artist’s career with one-to-one advice covering branding, A&R, PR, Social Media Presence and Digital Marketing. 

Music Gateway’s mantra of empowering creatives is at the core of the service offering and the Artist Development Program allows artists to get advice on how to improve their look and their branding before connecting with key industry producers and creatives.

There is also a music promotion service via Music Gateway’s dedicated music promotion team which helps break down the traditional barriers to key playlists, radio and TV through Music Gateway’s direct relationships with music industry gatekeepers.

Our Final Thoughts On Artist Development

Having talent and great songs will always be the magic ingredient in the music industry, but the truth is, that whilst the internet has empowered artists in a revolutionary way, it has also led to the saturation of the marketplace. 

Modern artists now need to have more than just talent on their side, and an artist development program empowers musicians to grow their careers and reach key milestones under their own steam. Which in turn affords the opportunity to choose your own path – whether that is working directly with labels or staying independent, or a mixture of the two. 

If you’d like to learn more about Music Gateway’s artist development deal, simply scroll up!

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