I am pleased to offer a number of specialized consultation and administrative services for record labels and artists.

Allow me to act as your provisional label or artist manager, negotiator, webmaster, social media guru, (non-accredited) legal consul, or in pretty much any capacity related to the music business. Basically, I am a virtual assistant for the music industry with a unique range of experience and knowledge. Let me take care of the troublesome tasks so you can focus on music making and releases.

The rate for my services is US$40 per hour, or you can have me on retainer for $500 a month. Some more intensive tasks and services may require an increased fee, but I will always discuss this up front.

Here are examples of what I can help with:


  • Drafting label contracts (incl. artist, release, and publishing agreements)
  • Help in reviewing your contracts before you sign, with recommendations and changes
  • Contract negotiation – I can act as your manager for contract negotiation purposes

Music Publishing

  • Music publishing consul – I will make sure your catalog is in order with regards to the important area of rights management
  • Setting up your publishing company and overseeing its contractual concerns
  • Optimizing your catalog for sync licensing (TV, film, adverts)

Web Site

  • Site design and implementation (via Squarespace)
  • Audit your current site with recommendations and SEO suggestions
  • Create strategies for making your web site a go-to destination for fans
  • Assist and advise on Google analytics and advertising

Social Media

  • Audit current social media pages and strategies
  • Suggest and help implement social media promotion campaigns
  • Facebook advertising assistance and optimization

Label Services

  • A&R assistance - advice and recommendations regarding release content and quality
  • Advise on release strategies and promotion campaign timelines
  • Royalty calculation and management

Assorted Services

  • Trademark registration (label, artist, or DJ name)
  • Profile and discography maintenance (Resident Advisor, Discogs, etc)
  • Industry-related research and information gathering
  • Pretty much anything else you might need help with … feel free to ask

It will be a pleasure to work with you, and together we can successfully navigate the music business miasma!

You can find details about my qualifications on my LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdonaldson8d

If you are interested in release promotion then please check out what I can offer through 8DPromo: http://www.8dpromo.com/services-pricing