Sometimes you gotta fake it until you make it, which Alice Cooper guitarist and solo artist Nita Strauss knows all too well. In a recent talk with The Sessions Panel, Strauss recalls pretending to be her own manager in the early days to lend a little credibility to herself. To which I say – why not? If it's not hurting anyone and you're not screwing over a venue, do what you gotta do.
“I’m so lucky that Josh, aside from being a fantastic boyfriend and drummer, is a great manager," said Strauss. "He’s been managing my career since 2015, and he handles a big portion of that workload, the business nuts and bolts of it.
“When I used to really do everything myself, I was my own fake manager, and I would send emails, and my manager was never available to talk on the phone because it was just me. I was constantly getting taken advantage of. So it is important to have good people around you as well.”
I mean, we all saw what the absolute worst case version of lying about your own credibility was back in 2018.