Personal Manager Hall of Famer & Music Managers Forum U.S. Founder Barry Bergman played a key role in launching the careers of AC/DC, Meat Loaf, John Paul Young, and Flash & The Pan. He has published over 400 songs recorded by artists including Cher, Michael Bolton, Joan Jett, Kiss, & Helix, He had hits with Paul Carrack, KIX, and Kathy Mattea to name a few.

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Barry Bergman on Music Management, Publishing & the Future of the Music Industry

Hello and welcome to episode 67 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Are you one to set goals or go with the flow? I lived go with the flow for far too many years. I am most creative when I don’t have a specific plan, but I’ve learned that a goal without a plan is just a wish or dream.

Right now, I’m aiming to fill my coaching practice with 5 more musician or actor clients so that I can help them attract fans, media, and industry and so that the world can experience their talent.

My plan to achieve that is to offer 20 free coaching sessions over the next month. If you are looking to increase your confidence and online presence so that they can book more gigs you can schedule a session at dianefoy.com/booking

Today’s guest Barry Bergman played a key role in launching the careers of AC/DC, Meat Loaf, John Paul Young, and Flash & The Pan when he was Vice President and Professional Manager at Edward B. Marks Music. He went on to become Vice President of Creative Affairs for United Artists Music Publishing.  In 1981 he started Barry Bergman Management representing recording artists and Ellymax Music & Wood Monkey Music representing songwriters.

He has published over 400 songs recorded by artists including Cher, Michael Bolton, Joan Jett, Kiss, & Helix, He had hits with Paul Carrack, KIX, and Kathy Mattea to name a few.

Barry was inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame in 2018 and is the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Music Managers Forum U.S., an international not-for-profit organization with over 1000 members worldwide. The MMF was formed to further the interests of talent managers and their artists in all fields of the music industry.

Currently, Barry is an entertainment business consultant, publisher, and hosts a music industry seminar called “Music Industry Secrets You Can’t Google” focusing on management, marketing, music publishing, and promotion.

*transcript coming soon