BBC Radio 6 this morning hosted an interesting interview with former Creation Records boss Alan McGee. Alan is of course famous for managing the careers of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and The Libertines.
During the interview Alan was asked for his top 5 tips for aspiring music moguls. His answers were as follows:
Don’t ever believe them when they say “give in”. Follow your own instincts.
Try and get a great lawyer – because you’re going to need him.
Try and get an accountant that thinks about tax – that is tax conscious.
It’s always about the song – ultimately.
If you’re not enjoying it – get out.
Great advice from someone who has walked the walk… If you need help with your music business activities then please feel free to call Mark Roberts on 0161 826 9309 for a free, no-obligation discussion.