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Old 03-27-09, 09:01 PM   #4
Knoxious
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I know this is an old thread but I just thought I'd add my thinking to it:

A client is more often than not only going to get you that one-off gig, however an agent is more likely to funnel work toward you in the long-term. In my opinion it's better to build up a trusting relationship with an agent. No better way to build that trust immediately than by saying: "Hey, the client tried to contact me direct, but I told them to go through you as you contacted me first and that is the way I roll baby". (Last bit is optional).

Similarly if I get a card handed to me at a gig I give the details to the agent. They see I'm not stealing work from them. I still get the gig and more in the future.

Honesty pays?
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