Established in 2013, SmartistU is a global educational media platform for music industry professionals, primarily artist managers and professionally self-managed artists.
We help artists & managers make their dreams come true by providing business tools, training, and mentorship from GRAMMY-level experts so that they can become high-demand music industry entrepreneurs.
Each year we connect hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe with the music industry’s top experts through LIVE coaching classes and mentorship meetings, training videos, articles, interviews, downloads, and online courses.
Our experts work in all areas of the industry from major label A&R to tour managers with long lists of superstar artists on their client rosters including everyone from The Rolling Stones to Dolly Parton to Lady Gaga.
Learn From Superstar Artist’s Teams
From Major Label A&R to Tour Managers and everyone in between, who work with artists, brands, and music companies such as:
Speakers pictured: (L) Samantha Cox, Sean Taylor, (R) Kappy, Nick Sadler, Shawn Thompson
Guns N’ Roses
The Rolling Stones
+ many more.
Pictured: Samantha Cox (Publisher: Halsey, Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha) and Sean Taylor (Marketing: Warner Music, 24kGoldn, Macy Gray)
John Lennon Menswear
Pictured: Kappy (Manager: Luke Combs), Nick Sadler (A&R: Skrillex, The Prototypes), Shawn Thompson (Entertainment Attorney: Lynyrd Skynyrd, St. Vincent, Bassnectar)
Songwriters Hall of Fame
The Recording Academy
The Windish Agency
Warner Music Group
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