Dean G Hill has a Masters in Music Business Management, is a seasoned-pro in A&R, management and marketing and endorsed by key industry players.
With a passion for identifying and supporting authentic talent, Dean has helped many artists reach the level required for negotiating and securing deals with major record labels; and clinched TV and film synch and radio placements for independent artists too (see Achievements).
Dean also pioneered the original ‘MySpace for Music in Britain’; a forerunner to Facebook before social media existed, which led to consulting for The BBC and the conceptual foundations for the BBC Introducing Platform.
Virtual Artist Management (VAM)
With an affordable Virtual Artist Management (VAM) package, artists gain access to invaluable industry expertise and ‘duty of care’. Each package is tailored to the individual, but examples of services offered are:
- Assess your current position: Style / Perception / Socials / Audience / Geography
- Brainstorm the future: Sound / Image / Fanbase / Gigs / Recordings / Video / PR & Promotion
- Clearly define: Goals and Set Some Steps towards Showcase Exposure Gigs / Bigger Audiences / Income
NOTE: all of your Rights will remain yours on all the material you ‘Write’ and ‘Perform’ and we shall advise you on how to collect Royalties efficiently.
However, should you ever require assistance on arrangement or lyrics we shall take 5% share of the PPL & PRS income respectively at source gross, or via the equivalent Royalty Collecting Agencies.
Commission (Income Share) is on all your music-related income not just what VAM brings you directly, because lots of our work together shall be in ‘Building Your Profile’, which as well as helping us bring you better Work & Placements, will also help you secure more and better gigs and revenue-generating synchs, etc, both directly and indirectly – so commission payments are calculated monthly on gross income from all your music sales and music contracts including live fees – on everything but only once ongoing income from your music is above £250 p/m.
You are free to Cancel any time for any reason, so long as you advise first in writing and that notification is acknowledged, at which point no further weekly retainers will be due, however possibly some Agreed Monthly Commission will still be due but only on ongoing projects, which VAM secured for you Directly, where there are ‘Pipeline’ recurring Revenues or Royalties rolling forward as negotiated by VAM or VAM associates.
Should, through our work together you Sign to Major or Big Independent Music organisation/s such as Recording / Publishing / Management, either during or within six months of working together, we request just 1% of Gross Artist Income or related income such as Exploitation of Image or Assets in perpetuity or a sum agreed by said organisation. Our aim is to help you reach as high as your talent will take you and we shall not inhibit this process. Alternatively, you have the right to retain us as your Full Time Management on a new arrangement negotiated.
All of this is designed to provide an affordable artist-friendly-package, with access to industry expertise whilst having a ‘Duty of Care’ for the artist!
Signing up to our service constitutes an agreement and recognition of the conditions outlined above.