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Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes - 13-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Agent
  • Artist Agent
  • Artist Manager
  • Artist Representative
  • Athlete Marketing Agent
  • Booking Agent
  • Talent Agent
  • Talent Buyer
  • Talent Manager
  • Theatrical Agent

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1010 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
13-1011.00 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Related Occupations


  • Advise clients on financial and legal matters such as investments and taxes.
  • Arrange meetings concerning issues involving their clients.
  • Collect fees, commissions, or other payments, according to contract terms.
  • Conduct auditions or interviews to evaluate potential clients.
  • Confer with clients to develop strategies for their careers, and to explain actions taken on their behalf.
  • Develop contacts with individuals and organizations, and apply effective strategies and techniques to ensure their clients' success.
  • Hire trainers or coaches to advise clients on performance matters such as training techniques or performance presentations.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and deals.
  • Manage business and financial affairs for clients, such as arranging travel and lodging, selling tickets, and directing marketing and advertising activities.
  • Negotiate with managers, promoters, union officials, and other persons regarding clients' contractual rights and obligations.
  • Obtain information about or inspect performance facilities, equipment, and accommodations to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Prepare periodic accounting statements for clients.
  • Schedule promotional or performance engagements for clients.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Arrange collective bargaining agreements.
  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Conduct eligibility or selection interviews.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Develop business relationships.
  • Implement financial decisions.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Market products, services, or events.
  • Organize special events.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Recommend investments to clients.
  • Update professional knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Advance Agent
  • Artist's Manager
  • Booking Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Circus Agent
  • Jockey Agent
  • Literary Agent
  • Manager, Athlete
  • Manager, Touring Production