Chibu Takes The Talent Management Industry By Storm & Shares Some Business Tips On Talent Management!
Talent Managers are some of the biggest power holders in the entertainment industry. Be it Hollywood or Beijing, they dominate the cutting deals and find work for actors, musicians, filmmakers, and more. Celestine Chibu Amajoyi holds deep A-list relationships with artists and producers. He is also has worked with numerous amount of artists in association with his client platinum producer Supah Mario (credits include Drake, Swae lee, MegTheeStallion, G Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Quavo, etc.) ), and also is managing Supah Mario, Ebie (Eazy E’s Daughter), Kizaru (Platinum Selling Russian Artist), Skynnythatswhatsup (Platinum selling producer), Blake Yung, Blaatina, and amongst other talents. He shares some of the lessons he learnt in his entrepreneurial journey.
Lesson #1 – Specializing In A Niche
Most of us as entrepreneurs fall into the trap of curating a business model that proves to be too broad. However, you need to do the opposite of that. Nobody can be a master of all things, so instead of focussing on a single passion, focus on a niche, and become an expert on it.
Skilled talent managers understand their artists’ niche inside and out. This sense of expertise gives them the ability to recognize stable talent when they see it. Similarly, learn all of your niche’s in and out. This way, you will begin to network with the right people and hone the best set of skills and connections possible.
Lesson #2 – Learning To Climb The Ropes, The Right Way
Talent managers learn vital lessons throughout their careers, a vital lesson is to learn the rules of the land. Being an entrepreneur, you need to do the same. No small business succeeds in a vacuum, so you don’t want to step on the wrong toes or alienate the wrong people. Learn the ropes before you start playing the game, and begin as assistants before you actually own a business.
Networking, networking, networking! Yes! Talent managers are networking superstars and meet up with current and potential clients to bring talents to the table. Be it jobs or auditions, relying on insider information via networking helps them obtain success for the new talents.
Lesson #3 – Excel the art of communication etiquette
From asking for audition feedback, seeing their client’s audition submissions, confirming or declining an aspect of an agreement, Booking out and reminders – a talented manager helps an artist’s journey as they grow.
Similarly, as an entrepreneur, you can earn essential lessons from the feedback of your customers. It also means to be more transparent and communicative about your products and services. For instance, a booking agent uses your best words in product descriptions, agreements, press releases, emails, and more – this is the best example for honing your communication etiquette. Finally, make sure to send regular reminders via email, newsletters and other content marketing techniques to keep your brand at the top of the customer’s mind.
Celestine Chibu Amajoyi shares, ‘Take it from me. You can learn plenty of entrepreneurial business lessons from the most successful talent managers.’ To get connected with this super manager, check out his Instagram.