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Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures Industry Analysis

Identify industry changes, evaluate the market size, market outlook, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures

Overview: the U.S. Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Admissions To Live Performing Arts Performances

Advertising Revenues

Other Advertising Revenue

Representation Services

Performance Contracts

Sponsorship And Endorsement Contracts

Other Contracts

Career Management Services

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Copyright

Outright Sale Of Intellectual Property Protected By Copyright

Contract Production Services For Intellectual Property Protected By Copyright, Excluding Live Performing Arts

Sports And Performing Arts Event Management Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 42%
Business Operations Specialists 40%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 37%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 37%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 14%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Agency For Performing Arts trademarks "GOODOIL" - Personal Care Items; Cosmetic Items; Beauty Products; Skin Care Products; Body Care Products; Toiletry Preparations - 03/03/2018
  • Studio 71 trademarks "THIS MIGHT GET..." - entertainment services - 03/02/2018
  • Don Buchwald & Associates trademarks "BUCHWALD" - Talent agency services that encompass the representation of artists and performers in all areas of sports and entertainment - 02/23/2018
  • Activate Holdings raises $8 million in funding. - 07/24/2017
  • VS Media patents Media Systems And Processes For Providing Or Accessing Multiple Live Performances Simultaneously - 03/20/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    VS Media18
    Paula Deen Ventures
    Ford Models

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • How This Woman Went From Trailer Park to Instagram Queen - After my manager reminded me that everyone in the public eye gets these ... It's hard, because in the entertainment world you kind of have a shelf life, so you never want to say no to anything. Now, I easily make seven figures every year from endorsing ... (12/11/2017)
    • Chance the Rapper is a man with a plan in a 'dead industry' - Or is his success a hot flash of luck and timing, destined to fade quickly like so many other internet-era phenoms ... Boche Billions, a longtime Chicago booking agent and manager for artists such as St. Vincent, doesn't view Chance as any kind of ... (07/28/2017)
    • Washington Post Sports Figures of the Year - These are the Washington Post's Sports Figures of ... more than any other sports league, the NFL avoids distractions and the players who cause them, combine to make him a radioactive figure. Boyer, who communicated with Kaepernick throughout most of ... (12/20/2016)
    • WME/IMG's $4-billion deal for UFC shows the power of sports - Sales figures were ... IMG has bought other sports businesses, including last year’s purchase of the Professional Bull Riders organization. WME/IMG is not the only Hollywood talent firm to embrace sports. Rival Creative Artists Agency launched its ... (07/12/2016)
    • The people making sure your Coachella experience doesn't suck - This team books the bands and works with agents to figure out their performing time slots. Dentler says their job is "strictly to just be in the know of what's going on in the music business," regarding popular artists ... manager ensures that all ... (04/10/2015)
    • TPG Spends $225 Million In Deal That Ups Stake In CAA To 53% - Part of the deal comes with long-term extensions for the agency’s management team. Also, the agency’s debt level is reasonable: adding the new debt to the old, the total figure ... financing for entertainment companies. Sports and other areas have ... (10/20/2014)
    • Brash Agent at William Morris Extends Reach in IMG Merger - With a nighttime raid on his own office files at International Creative Management ... Artists Agency. At the same time, the acquisition, with its accompanying thrust into sports events and interests like media and fashion, moves William Morris Endeavor ... (12/17/2013)
    • 10 Most Revolutionary Figures in Pro Wrestling History - The Rock is a revolutionary figure in sports entertainment because he succeeded where so many other wrestlers, past and present ... She excelled in a number of different roles, including manager and television host. At the height of her popularity ... (11/02/2013)
    • Changing agents should help get Lysacek back to skate competition - Evan Lysacek has taken a big step toward getting back into competitive figure skating. Lysacek, the reigning Olympic champion, announced Monday he has switched agents, leaving Creative Artists Agency ... industry clients and sports megastars including ... (04/09/2012)
    • Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt - But the position is in stark contrast to the agency's handling of some other church organizations ... literature and recordings, management services and the franchising of its philosophy. Church officials said those figures were higher than actual earnings. (03/09/1997)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $340,954 on Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures. It has awarded 26 contracts to 13 companies, with an average value of $26,227 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Event Management Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public FiguresOpportunity/Threat
    Sports Teams & Clubs Competing industry
    Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters Competing industry
    Racetracks Competing industry
    Musical Groups & Artists Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Event Management Services are less than those from Agents & Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers & Public Figures. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Event Management Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Event Management Services Product Sales Report

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