by Danielle Kwateng
The music industry is full of known names and those working to be known and behind all those names are managers working steadily to ink record deals, forge advertising partnerships and build popular brands. Besides experience and passion, managers need to be organized and trustworthy which is why many managers consist of family members and friends.
Regardless, in order to have longevity in the music biz, one must strategically place himself in upwardly mobile companies or have their own business. This list breaks down the music industries top African-American managers that have been able to overcome all obstacles to elevate their clients while creating a name for themselves.