About

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.

ANNUAL READERS

ACCOUNT USERS

COUNTRIES

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

Artists

Alicia Keys
Dolly Parton
Guns N’ Roses
Lady Gaga
Luke Combs
Lynrd Skynrd
Morgan Wallen
Skrillex
Taylor Swift
The Rolling Stones
The Weeknd
+ many more.

Pictured: Samantha Cox (Publisher: Halsey, Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha) and Sean Taylor (Marketing: Warner Music, 24kGoldn, Macy Gray)

BRANDS

Armani
Coca-Cola
Fossil
HBO
Hyundai
Jaguar
John Lennon Menswear
McDonald’s
NFL
Nissan
Taco Bell
+ more

Pictured: Kappy (Manager: Luke Combs), Nick Sadler (A&R: Skrillex, The Prototypes), Shawn Thompson (Entertainment Attorney: Lynyrd Skynyrd, St. Vincent, Bassnectar)

MUSIC COMPANIES

AEG
Billboard
BMI
Songwriters Hall of Fame
SONY Music
SoundCloud
The Recording Academy
The Windish Agency
Universal Music
Warner Music Group
WME
+ more

MENTORSHIP + COMMUNITY

Private Members Club

The Managers Club is where music managers connect and grow with the best in the music industry to increase artist clients, increase fan/media/industry attention, and increase revenue.

Join coaching classes and mentorship meetings with GRAMMY-level experts every month, gain major career direction with The SmartistU Method: The 7 Pillars of Artist Management M.A.S.T.E.R.Y., join your new VIP community, and get paired with accountability teams to keep you on track to reaching your goals.

Join Artist Management School today.

In-Depth Training & Mentorship

Online Course

Your new artist management company in a [digital] box.

Artist Management School is your ultimate road map to building reputable, sought-after artists and becoming. a full-time music industry entrepreneur (with more confidence).

SYSTEMS + TEMPLATES

Company File Downloads

Your new artist management company in a [digital] box.

The Toolkit is a package of hundreds of the most important templates you need to start and run a successful, professionally organized artist management business.

All designed to help you sign reliable artists, plan and manage their tours like a professional agent, budget for, organize, market, and distribute their recordings as the record labels do, and bank your hard-earned money.

“THANK YOU x 100!! You are giving me the ‘know how’ to move forward! …SUPER grateful for you and all that you’ve done to help artists like me move forward with confidence.”

Karen Andrew

“What you are doing for us aspiring Music Managers is phenomenal!…I thank you for keeping me up on my game! Your truly an inspiration and I give thanks for you and efforts to make us better!”

Antoine Lavelle

“So far I’ve tried several packages on managing artists and managing yourself as an artist and yours by far, without me even diving deep into the product, is already helping me out tremendously as a self-managed artist.

Just wanted to send out positive vibes and say thank you for the insight.”

Naomi Agosto

Your templates, checklists and spreadsheets alone have given me a huge leg up, and you’ve saved me months of labour. Thank you for doing this. I look forward to sharing my successes (and those of my artists) with you and your other members.”

Steve Parton

5 Mistakes Artist Managers Make (& How To Avoid Them).

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