Personal Management- Once you have made the commitment to make the Big move, you would be well advised to do your research and know what you are doing! Big cities like New York, LA, Las Vegas, etc, have strong unions. Actually, that’s a good thing. Many large music towns require a full year of union membership before you can work (legally). In any case, if you are going out on your own you might consider a personal manager. Just know that things can get brutal- First, don’t sign anything until to fully understand the depth of your commitment! More important, you MUST be realistic as to your level of talent and skill. Of course all managers require a percentage of EVERY gig you play, but contracts can be complicated in terms of hidden fees. Be sure to contact the website for reputable management resources. Otherwise, make sure your management provider is fully insured and a licensed signatory to all agreements.