As we noted elsewhere in this book, there is no association of artist managers in the United States and therefore no organization that provides professional conduct advice to those who perform management services to artists in the music business. The Music Manager’s Forum in Australia has adopted the following guidelines into its constitution, saying that managers must at all times and to the best of their ability conduct themselves with the following principles:
1. Devote sufficient time so as to properly fulfill the requirements of good management in the interest of the artists.
2. Not act in any fashion which is detrimental to their clients’ interests.
3. Conduct themselves ...