Carly James, Agent at Paradigm Talent Agency

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Carly James is an agent at Paradigm Talent Agency in New York City. Prior to Paradigm, she worked at The Agency Group, starting in 2012. She prefers Wings over The Beatles, hates tomatoes, misses New Orleans and weirdly enjoys referring to herself in the third person.


What is your favourite part about your job?

Seeking out new & exciting artists to work with!

What is the biggest challenge you face in your job?

The e-mails really just don't stop.

What was your first job in the music industry?

Merch girl

Who is your role model?

My grandmother Wave

Favourite musical genre(s)?

Not really a genre but I gravitate towards artists that feel like they're putting themselves almost-completely except for one tiny secret that maybe I might get in on (folks like Kate Bush, Arthur Russell, Leonard Cohen, Cocteau Twins and so many others)

Favourite non-music-related pastime?

Right now, it's rollerskating!

Who are your musical heroes?

Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Quintron, Richard Swift, Leonard Cohen, Allen Toussaint,

Go-to Karaoke song?

"Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush is my classic go-to but lately I've been dabbling in "Sorted for E's and Wizz" by Pulp and "Lightning Crashes" by Live

What artists are you excited about for 2019?

Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Julia Jacklin, Sharon Van Etten, Tomberlin, Hand Habits, IDLES, Lala Lala, Vagabon, Tierra Whack, and so many others!

Poutine, shawarma or pho?

can't say no to a good pho :)

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