5 Mistakes Even Smart Artist Managers Make

And How To Avoid Them.

Hi! I’m Jamie. I’m going to show you how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes both artists and managers make in the music industry.

This free training will break down common limiting beliefs that keep people behind and show you professional techniques to get you ahead faster with less overwhelm and more confidence.

Join me and learn:

  • A major perspective shift that changes the way you do business.
  • The word you’ve heard before that can stop even the SMARTEST people in their tracks.
  • Why more fans aren’t always what you need – and what you should focus on instead.
  • How to 20x the size and speed of your results with this often overlooked truth.

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This startup kit will help you sign and onboard new artists properly. And if you’re a novice, it’ll help you get started as a manager and plan out your new business.

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Meet Your Host.


Jamie New is a music business author, teacher, curriculum developer, and entrepreneur.

As the founder of SmartistU (Est. 2013), the top educational platform for artist managers, Jamie has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe to create the careers of their dreams in music.

Through SmartistU, Jamie provides business tools, training, and mentorship from the music industry’s top experts with long lists of Grammy-winning superstar artists on their client rosters including everyone from The Rolling Stones to Billie Eilish to Lady Gaga.

Before devoting her work full-time to SmartistU, Jamie independently managed several radio chart-topping, award-winning, and major label-distributed artists across rock, country, and pop genres, including having launched the careers of singer/songwriters Tareya (of JUNO-Nominated former country music duo, Autumn Hill), as well as Jocelyn Alice, with her Platinum-Selling pop single, Jackpot.

Jamie was also an artist manager at an internationally respected management company, Bumstead Productions, whose clients included several JUNO and Grammy-Winning artists in its 40-year history.

In addition to managing artists, Jamie provided marketing and project management services to various record labels and music companies such as Stampede Entertainment (for two Calgary Stampede music festivals), RGK Entertainment, Music Calgary, and Alberta Music. Prior to that, she was the Operations Manager of the Music Managers Forum Canada (running the Canadian arm of a global collective).

Jamie was the Managing Editor for Top Country, Canada’s top country music media outlet, and is the author of “The Music Business For Artist Managers: All You Need To Know To Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed”, a book used by college teachers and non-profit organizations in their curriculum.

Jamie has taught at two colleges, including having taught Artist Management in the 3rd-year Music Business Management program at Durham College, as well as Business Communications at Seneca College. She’s also been invited to speak at colleges, on podcasts, and at nationally and globally recognized music conferences such as Indie Week, Music NL Week, and MIDEM Digital.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Culture from Brock University and a college certificate in Art & Design from George Brown College.

In addition to her life in music, Jamie was a gymnastics, trampoline, and cheerleading coach for a combined 14 years; she was co-captain of her university competitive cheerleading team, and you can still find her attending weekly adult gymnastics classes. 

“I thought I already knew a lot about the music industry… but then I started this program and realized how much there still was for Jamie to teach me. Her course is straight to the point and tells you what you need to know without fluff or ego. I left feeling so much more confident in my abilities as an aid to artists. I couldn’t recommend Jamie and her program more highly.

Paige Williams

“I learned how to approach and pitch ideas and collaborations with other artists and industry people, and I am currently in the process of negotiating the exclusive rights to a specific beat my artist used! Through this community and training, I’ve been able to unfreeze myself and address the factors that contributed to my fear of progressing my business plans.

Tayo Ajose

“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.”

Naomi Agosto

“Very much helped me better understand “Failure & Rejection”. That is an area I have struggled with for decades…. Honestly wish I could have addressed this topic 20 years ago! Better late than ever. I am more at peace with regard to this teaching.”

David K Watson

“I was recently able to share an “artist win” as one of my artists had his single played on commercial radio. One of the tips that Jamie gave us about Radio Promo was to follow up with every station after you get that one spin. I’ve taken that to heart and this week these other stations are starting to respond about playing the track.”

Felicity Ryan

“This in-depth course covers the entire spectrum of the music industry with straight-to-the-point videos and lots of indispensable documents.

No other program out there compares to it in scope and concept, delivering industry-standard firepower to your music administration workload. 10 out of 10!”

Domingo Cava