Example: Michael "Blue" Williams, Artist Manager for Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Cee Lo Green, Goodie Mob and more
What people think he does: Hang out with their clients all the time, go to concerts on the regular, weasel their clients out of their money, and act as a 24/7 on-call personal therapist.
What he really does: "As a manager you can't be afraid to keep it 100. If your manager is scared to speak up because they don't want to get fired because they get to pay their bills from money the artist is making that only hurts the artist in the long run. It's like ok you're signed to Def Jam but you're not a Def Jam priority yet, that's just the reality of it. But at the same time you have to keep your artist motivated to work harder so they can be a priority and its kind of balancing tricks a manager has to be able to handle." - Michael "Blue" Williams as told to PMP Worldwide