Learn about the types of people who become music business managers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a music business manager. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming music business managers at a ratio of 1.58 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2023

62% of music business managers are female and 38% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a music business manager and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a music business manager and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a music business manager than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of music business managers are White, making up 65% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 14% and 9% respectively.