"Working relationships between all artists and their managers are as different as the parties that enter into them, so it would be quite impossible to create a universal list of what every manager’s specific duties are.  However, I believe that there are eight fundamental roles every manager should be prepared to play on behalf of his or her artists - and they are (in no particular order):  1.  a Career Advisor  2.  an Unwavering Advocate  3.  an Industry Mentor  4.  an Effective Spokesperson  5. a Trusted Confidant  6.  an Efficient Facilitator  7.  a Chief Strategist,  and 8.  a Relationship Broker."