In Crash Course episode # 5 ("Persuasive Personal Management"), Gian has an engaging and enlightening conversation with Elliot Cahn who provides true inside information on what you should consider before pursuing a career as a personal manager of music artists, what it really takes to succeed as one, and the greatest lessons he's learned in his 30 years of managing acts such as Goapele and Green Day.
About Elliot Cahn:
Elliot Cahn is a personal manager and attorney based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked with Green Day, Papa Roach, The Offspring, Primus, Justin King, Luce, and Goapele. Elliot was the CEO of a joint venture label with MCA Records and has music supervised two major studio films: Kevin Smiths’ Mall Rats & Angus. Elliot started his career in the music business as guitarist, singer and musical director of Sha Na Na, and played at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
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