Ralph James Of The Agency Group Gets It Right On Indie Artists

“Rock exclusive clubs are few and far between but there are venues in Toronto like The Hideout, Lee’s Palace, The Bovine Club and the Horseshoe that will book rock bands. These clubs don’t pay anything but their formula is ticket price x capacity x attendance, break out the expenses and that’s what’s left – which isn’t much! Unless you are in the inheritance business, you will need a second income to survive. It’s not anyone’s responsibility to pay for your living while you hone your craft. It’s up to you to develop a product to the point that people will pay to see you perform and you can start earning a living.”

– Ralph James, President of The Agency Group Canada and Hall Of Famer at Canadian Music Week in Music Express