In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Tom Ross, an agent, talks about what artists should do when they’re starting out. He focuses on the importance of playing locally. Furthermore, he lists bands, such as Van Halen and Journey, to show the significance of building upon a local foundation. Also in this segment, Ross discusses the changing image of television and Las Vegas. He explains why they used to be the two largest danger signs of a career. Television never captured the true essence of music and Las Vegas involved selling out at the end of your career. Ross covers why television and Las Vegas are today the quickest ways to jumpstart your career as well. Las Vegas is the most booked place in the country and television is a critical part of breaking an artist’s career.