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What can a manager do for you? BBC Introducing in Kent finds out

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Tom Young Tom Young | 11:18 UK time, Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What does it take to be a music industry manager? Incredible passion for new music, ridiculously detailed planning skills, or just a big fat book of contacts? The answer is probably all three and a huge amount more, as Jacob Rickard discovered on BBC Introducing in Kent last Sunday night (the programme is available on the BBC iPlayer until 8pm on Sunday 9th December).

Managers are the unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes of the musicians we hear on the radio... but for new bands looking for a break, a manager might be the essential link in the chain that helps them to progress to the next level of recognition.

Joining Jacob to find the facts was the Tunbridge Wells based major-label manager Dougie Bruce, whose roster includes the Californian soul singer Aloe Blacc and BBC Introducing-supported band Park Bench Society. Also in the studio was Gravesend's Alex Light, a singer-songwriter and electronic music producer.

In this clip from the show, Alex Light explains how his former band LightsGoBlue got together with their manager...

 

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