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Rick Barker

Former Manager of Taylor Swift & Social Media Mentor For American Idol,
Rick Barker
Nashville, TN, USA
Current Social Media and Artist Development Consultant to Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Label Group.
Former Manager of Taylor Swift.
Social Media Mentor for American Idol.

Would you believe that a person with no formal music business education or previous management experience would become the day-to-day manager and help launch the career of Superstar Taylor Swift?

Well believe it! That is what happened to Rick Barker. After leaving Taylor in 2008 he went on to consult Sony Music, Live Nation Merchandise and currently consults Big Machine Label Group and is the Social Media Mentor for The American Idol Contestants.

Rick also co-wrote “The $150,000 Music Degree” and created The Music Industry Blueprint, which now has over 600 clients in 16 countries in 9 genres of music. He also created “Social Media For Music” the first program specific to helping Musician’s use and understand how to engage and build a fan base with Social Media.