In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Tom Ross, an agent, offers advice to aspiring artists trying to break into the music industry. He discusses the importance of being true to one’s music. Ross also explains the importance of a great manager in today’s shrinking music business. A great manager knows how to identify record company lies, how to motivate the artist’s team, and believes in the artist as well as himself. Also in this segment, Ross covers the significance of relationships and making the right connections. Furthermore, he talks about the two types of business each person has – their own business and show business. The importance of an ethical business manager is covered as well. Ross also shares his thoughts on the music industry’s progress in becoming a sophisticated business and on developing artistry.