Making a career as an artists' agent

Nick Hobbs by: Charmworks
  • event type:WOMEX 17 One-to-One Mentoring
  • date:28 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
  • time:11:30 - 13:00
  • city/area:Katowice
  • venue:Mentoring Space, International Congress Centre (ICC)
  • country:Poland
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

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?