Successes of Our Students & Members

We’ve Taught Thousands of Artist Managers Worldwide How to Build Professional, High Demand Artists & Businesses.

Now It’s Your Turn.

I wish I found your course a lot sooner, it would have saved me $15k. You cover every single thing I learned in school and added more.

Tiffany Bourne

Artist Manager, Music Business College Grad, Toronto, ON

Before I found smartistU I struggled to find a resource that had what I needed to help navigate the music industry. I wanted to go full time but lacked the knowledge and resources it takes to make it. Since joining smartistU I have started my own management company, built a tiny house and office, signed two artists, and achieved my year-long goals. The resources that smartistU provides are game-changers for anyone wanting to be a mover and shaker in this industry!

Sarah Fleshner

362 Entertainment, Nashville, TN

This has been by far one of the BEST decisions and investments I’ve made. The information, PDF files, excel spreadsheets have all been a tremendous help in navigating my artist careers. I’ve had my artist’s roster increase as well as hold several consultations a month. Some highlights from my artist have been charting on Billboards, performing at major national events like the National Cherry Blossom Festival, winning independent artist award shows, and several TV appearances

JaLil Brown

JKB Strategic Consulting, LLC, Virginia.

The membership and smartistU community have been a HUGE asset and vital resource for me. I discovered Jamie New and her work at a time where I was transitioning in my journey as an artist and was looking for a mentor to help me navigate my new path with a new mindset.

Through our process of working together, I’ve been able to get clear what I need to focus on, begin building a team, and take the necessary steps to make my artistry an actual, sustainable business.

The process of manifesting the dream (being a full-time musician) is an on-going project, filled with ups and downs, and many setbacks; but with Jamie and the smartistU community as an essential part of my team, I feel closer than ever to seeing it actually manifest.

Steff Reed, Artist, GRAMMY Nominated Music Educator

If anything there is an overabundance of information when it comes to marketing music, but when I found Smartist University, it was like the information cut right to the chase. No fluff, no fillers — just incredibly detailed actionable steps and a narrative that encouraged, inspired and shed light on areas of music promotion that I couldn’t find anywhere else online.

In addition to getting my new single on radio, because of Smartist University I registered my titles with Media Base, Nielsen Soundscan, registered with DMDS and tapped into a new territory of DIY radio promotion — insights I previously didn’t have access to. I formed new relationships with DJ’s and did several acoustic radio performances in New England.

[The experience as a whole] was a game changer. Absolutely [recommend smartistU to others]. 

Mariami, Artist, New York/LA

The Professional Music Management course is the ultimate program to get your music business organized and functional.

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, DJ and Producer, New York City

Very much helped me better understand “Failure & Rejection”. That is an area I have struggled with for decades….

It better help me validate my thoughts and concerns in regards to the two.

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, Indianapolis, Indiana

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 especially enjoyed the parts about streaming, as it’s brand new and wasn’t taught at all when I was in school!

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, Artist Manager, Toronto, Canada

This course has brought me so close to being the badass manager I’ve always seen myself as.

I’m able to take all I’ve learned, sit with my mentor, and create strategies for my future and my clients future in an acute way that has been unattainable for the past 5 years I’ve worked in this business!

Thank you for investing your time in creating this course, enabling us to invest in ourselves. Cheers Jamie!

Dan Carroll, Artist Manager, London, England

WOW! Thanks, Jamie. You’ve really opened my eyes to a lot of things. You provided quite a bit of homework for me. I look forward to learning more from your company. 

Roy Starkey, DC

I’m thrilled to be one of the first to enroll in your new course ‘Professional Music Management’. This is heaven sent!

Kenneth Brown, Delaware

I enjoy the teaching style, it’s how I learn best so it’s working well. So far it’s awesome and I feel really good about what I’m learning. 

Sabrina Kuhn, Edmonton, Alberta

Last week I used your template to sign a 1-year agreement with a client.

Linda, South Africa

Through this process, I was able to demystify parts of the business planning and music registration process.

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!

I have learned how to plan out for both the short term and the long term, henceforth I am currently working on a marketing campaign for a single that is going to be released next month and I feel more confident and intentional with my process (less flying by the seat of my pants, more being in control).

Joining this community definitely helped me realize that I don’t have to do this myself.

The connections I’ve made with industry people have provided invaluable information and truly has opened up doors and clarified information that I wouldn’t have otherwise had access to or understood.  

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.

When you step into an industry and confusing, and often times unwelcoming and cutthroat, as the music industry, it’s terrifying to start making steps when you don’t know for sure those are the “right steps” to make.

Being armed with the information and having the support and backing of a huge global community that cares about you makes the difference. I am now making business decisions and making moves more confidently and with much clearer visions!

Tayo Ajose, Joyful Tunes Management

As an artist manager, a lot of us kind of fall into the role. You’re reading everything you can and just trying to find your way.

smartistU helped me find my footing so I could start maneuvering my way through the industry with confidence.

Having this community of other managers who are going through the same things or have been through them is a comforting feeling. I never feel like I’m asking a “stupid” question. I never feel afraid to ask a question like someone is going to judge me for not knowing.

Jamie has created this amazing platform to learn, grow, share, and celebrate with our industry colleagues.

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.

Thank you Jamie!

Felicity Ryan, LA