This post from Sentric Music asks three world-class agents the things that you want to know:

How to get an agent’s attention?

Will gigging in itself get you an agent?

What does an agent look for in an artist?

Do you need to have a team before you can get an agent?

Read the whole thing here.

And, here’s a video from a while back that has an American take on the same question from a seasoned exec.

Watch that here.