Artist Management Explained

Artist Management Explained

Artist Management Explained
What is Artist Management?

Artist Management - within the realm of professional entertainment, which can run the gamut of performing artists - is afield of management that provides representation, consultation, and advice with regard to individual(s) who undertake careers in professional entertainment. Artist Management can exist in a variety of levels, which can range in both the type of profession, as well as the level of professionalism latent within each and every specific circumstance.

Artist Management and Entertainment Law

Artist Management professionals are encouraged to consult with the following professionals in the legal field, depending on the matters and circumstances latent within particular negations.

Performing artists who undergo a vast amount of traveling within their respective activity, taxation – as well as additional sales and financing procedures - may vary on a locational basis. As a result, an Artist Management professional may consult with a tax attorney in order to authenticate, substantiate, and organize taxation – including customs and duties – with regard to travel, international sales, and international commerce

What is a P1 Visa?

Performing artist undergoing international travel with regard to their profession, they will be required to obtain legal immigration documentation that ensures their respective right to travel between countries and nations legally and lawfully. Typically, the documentation required by a performing artist is the P1 Visa; this is colloquially referred to as an ‘Entertainment Visa’; international Artist Management professionals must ensure that their clientele receive the proper identification in order to travel to and perform within the United States:

A P1 Visa allows international performing artists to enter the United States in order to perform or participate in an activity that is classified as Entertainment Performing artists will be required to retain a sufficient amount of international recognition in order to substantiate the awarding of this Visa

•    Performing artists permitted to enter the United States contingent on a P1 Visa are legally-permitted to earn money; however, each accompanying staff members – including Artist Management professionals – must apply individually for their respective P1 Visa(s)

•    Performing artists receiving a P1 Visa will be permitted to remain in the United States for a period of 5 years in addition to possible extension periods; however, this time period is not exceed 10 years’ time

Artist Management Legal Assistance

The parameters and protocols surrounding the legal processes latent within circumstances involving the legislation of Entertainment Law are vast; within the scope of this particular legalfield, the adherence to laws, ordinances, regulations, and legal requirements are not only implicit, but imperative on the part of anArtist Management professional.

In addition to management or representational services – namely those that do not immediately require the attainment of a legal degree – consultation undertaken with legal professionals is encouraged.

In the event that individuals – including clients or professionals - experience difficulty completing or understanding legal documentation, the filing process for that documentation, or any applicable statutes with regard to Entertainment legislation, they are encouraged to consult with legal professionals or attorneys specializing in Entertainment Law:

•    Individuals without legal degrees are not permitted to provide legal advice or legal consultation; while Artist Management professionals may be instrumental to the livelihood of their respective clientele, they are not permitted to authenticate, authorize, or certify any legal documentation without an expressed legal degree

•    Oftentimes, Artist Management professionals will work in tandem with Entertainment lawyers in order to provide the most comprehensive service to their respective clientele; Artist Management professionals may assist, advise, and participate with regard to legal processes and procedures, but are not permitted to provide legal advice – as a result, both the legality, as well as the clients best interest may be serves in this type of two-tiered endeavor




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