Tough Love: Artist Management-logo

Tough Love: Artist Management

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Adventures in Artist Management

Adventures in Artist Management


United States


Adventures in Artist Management






Ben Weber

Ben Weber - Pressure Management In this episode, I'm thrilled to have my dear friend Ben Weber on for a chat. We've been friends for over 20 years now, but I learned a lot about Ben's background working for a variety of labels prior to carving out his career as an artist manager. Currently working with Nada Surf and Jesse Terry, we also discuss the challenges of reinventing new ways to engage with (and find) new fans when audiences attention spans are razor thin.


Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson Olivia Artist Management I really loved my chat with Erin Anderson. I've had the pleasure of working with several of her artists over the years at Olivia Management, and I've always been impressed with her taste and work ethic. One of the things I love about doing this podcast is that it gives me the opportunity to really dig in and get to know artist managers I admire on a deeper level. In our conversation, we discuss the trails and tribulations of not only becoming an artist...


Hugo Vereker

Hugo Vereker In this episode, I chat with an old, dear friend of mine, Hugo Vereker. Hugo's been managing artists since the late 70s, having had early experiences with the likes of Michael Jackson, among others. He's an artist himself first and foremost, and as such, one of the most energetic and creative managers I know. I hope you enjoy our spirited conversation as much as we did. Sometimes being a manager means wearing many hats, and I can honestly say, Hugo wears all of the well.


Joanne Setterington

Joanne Setterington - Indoor Recess Management In this episode, I chat with Joanne Setterington, founder of Indoor Recess Management, and manager for The Strumbellas. Starting out her career as a publicist in Canada, Joanne (like so many of us do) found herself drawn into management by accident. Her history as a publicist serves as a great backdrop to her approach and style as an artist manager. Listen in as we discuss her unique history and grounded outlook on what it means to be an artist...


Edward O’Day

Edward O'Day Project Daybreak In our first episode, I chat with an old friend of mine, Edward O'Day. Edward, along with his partner Brad Talley, founded Project Daybreak to support a certain type of artist. We dive deeper into what defines the artists they work with, how the music of Edward's youth helped shape that perspective, and how, even with a clear view, the landscape of artist management can be hard to see from afar. I hope you enjoy our discussion, and you can find out more about...


Welcome to Tough Love

Welcome to Tough Love: Adventures in Artist Management Being an artist manager often requires a lot of tough love. That's why I'm calling this deep dive into artist management Tough Love: Adventures in Artist Management. Enjoy this teaser episode which lays out the approach I'll be taking with this initial season. And look for our first episode to land soon. Thanks for listening!