“Marketing is the key to success” Interview with producer manager Birdman ZOE

No it’s not the Birdman from Cash Money. This is Birdman, who manages 10 artists including Taz Taylor, Ricky Racks, MenaceGotBeats, and DoePesciBeats, just to name a few. I hit the homie up last night before I went to bed and when I woke up he had already responded to my email!

Find out more about the management game, producer splits, and more by scrolling down!

How old are you? 30 years old

Where are you from?  Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens NY

How did you get into the management game? Started with Bricksquad in 2010 managing Frenchie (with the dreads not French Montana)

Who are you currently managing? 

     

What did you do before this? I played Basketball my whole life (Even Played College Basketball)

Any advice to aspiring rappers or producers? Never give up and marketing is the key to success.

Any advice to newcomers to the management game? Don’t let artist try and take away your 20%. Make sure your artist respects you and don’t put your eggs in one basket!

How did you link up with Taz Taylor? Actually met online when he was beefing with 9th wonder and I hit him on Dm telling him to cool out a little and we hit it off (no homo) and the rest was history.

What does a producers manager do? Handles the paperwork, deals with the lawyers and labels. Speaks to other managers and artist to make sure shit is smoove for their producer. Try and get some placements because having a network can make that easier too for the producers, but mainly focusing on the business aspect while they can focus on the creativity.

Walk us through a day in your life as a producers manager? 24/7 emails, text messages and phone conversations. I manage about 10 clients by myself so do the math lol.

Can you give any insights into royalties? Best advice I can give is this: you produced the record so you own 50% of the record and don’t let anyone tell you different! Never give up your Publishing by force or threats!!! Get a great manager and great lawyer because team work makes it 10x easier.

What are your plans for 2018? To become an executive and get a joint venture with a MAJOR label for my company TIMELESS MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT…

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● YouTube 

Birdman links:

@Birdman718_Zoe

@TimelessMGMT

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