Making a career as an artists' agent

Nick Hobbs by: Charmworks

Nick Hobbs (UK/Turkey)
Artist agent, talent buyer & promoter, Charmworks

It's not hard to become an artists’ agent as the world is full of hungry artists. But how to make a career of it? Artists want the Earth, while the scene is very competitive with many similar level artists. So what are the strategies – and pitfalls – for someone wishing to become a professional agent?