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2 words with a Talent Manager – Ike Mann

As a Talent Manager, what do you feel is important to for a manager to understand about the artists that they work with?

A Manager should understand that the musician’s main focus should be its craft. Without the product or service that the musician is selling, there is no “company”, so a Manager will first try to get a hold of most of the duties (as he or she can) that will prevent the musician from creating that song, scoring that movie, performing that gig… This does not mean that a Manager will be able to completely replace an Attorney or Agent’s duties, but a Manager will do create an environment where the musician can rely on the Manager’s business knowledge to cover these aspects.

After reading up on you online I see that in your personal time, rap is the main genre that you like listening to. What is your favourite rap track of all time?

That’s a tough one. Ever? Boy it has to be “Dead Presidents part II” by Jay Z. That tune is timeless. 

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Meet Ike Mann – A Definition of Success

Be it great musicians or the younger ones who are trying to find a footing in the music world, Ike Mann has become the ‘mann’ everyone wants in their corner. He is a Talent Manager who has grown up with music, understands it, appreciates it, and helps others appreciate it by helping the artists to enrich the music world with some new tunes and melodies. What is a talent manager if he does not understand the talent?

His own talent includes having the eye to find new talent among the millions, having an ear to listen to the hidden music, and finding ways to make everyone listen to the good musicians. He searches unsigned talent shows throughout the UK to find the new music. He also keeps searching YouTube, SoundCloud, and other media platforms to find and work with young talent.

Individuality is the key to success when you want to progress in an industry and that’s what Ike is searching for. He is a passionate person to grow every day and that’s what has driven him to the throne of success. A grounded person who works in the same manner with celebrities and raw talent from a small town is what distinguishes him from other managers.

Find Ike Mann on Instagram @Ikemann123 to find out what he is up to now.