Manage artists and their careers

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUSMGT502A, 'Manage artists and their careers'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Establish business relationships

1. Discuss, confirm and document contractual relationship with artists

2. Use effective networking strategies with industry contacts to exploit business opportunities for artists

3. Establish supportive business relationships with artists to ensure sustainable career outcomes

4. Explore new and realistic opportunities with artists to maximise and exploit commercial advantage

Manage career development

5. Discuss and document realistic career plans with artists, ensuring career aspirations/potential are in line with realistic career goals

6. Ensure that artists' repertoires are commercially viable and in line with realistic opportunities

7. Ensure interests of artists are consistently aligned with agreed artistic and career goals when negotiating commercial opportunities

8. Implement an impartiality clause when representing more than one artist, and ensure each artist is aware of their position within hierarchy of managed artists

9. Assist artists to realise their full artistic potential, and provide objective assessments of artistic success in a manner and timeframe agreed by all parties

10. Ensure negotiated obligations with artists are clearly communicated to all business partners

Manage business relationships

11. Plan and agree on communication processes to be used in business relationships with artists

12. Provide ongoing, accurate and objective copyright advice to artists

13. Negotiate, confirm and record a financial plan with artists, and implement an appropriate system to record and monitor finances

14. Report finances within legislative guidelines and make/accept payments within agreed timeframes

Develop market position of artists

15. Assess style, genre, repertoire and performance standard of artists to clarify market fit and potential

16. Monitor and assess attractiveness of artists in local, regional, national and/or international markets

17. Collaboratively develop self-image of artists in line with realistic promotional opportunities

18. Negotiate performance opportunities and organise tours within context of financial risk analysis parameters and artists' commitment timeframes

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSMGT502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS50309 - Diploma of Music Business
  • CUS60309 - Advanced Diploma of Music Business