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Ralph James

The Agency Group
Toronto, ON, Canada
Ralph is CEO and co-founder of The Agency Group (Canada). He is also a member of TAG's Senior Global Management Team. Ralph started his career as the bass player for CBS rock band Harlequin, touring North and South America for over a decade. In 2006 Harlequin was inducted into the WCMA’s Hall of Fame.

In 1996 Ralph helped foster The Agency Group's Toronto office with Neil Warnock and Jack Ross. He started with a small roster of established Canadian artists, but also signed then-unknown acts such as Nickelback and Billy Talent among others, who have since garnered great international success.

In the same nature as the artists he's developed, Ralph's career has continued to flourish as he's won multiple awards including Canadian Music Week's Booking Agent of the Year Award five times.

Additionally in 2007 and 2008 Ralph was nominated for the Bobby Brooks North American Agent of the Year Award at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and in 2011 was awarded the Industry Builder Award at the West Coast Music Awards. In 2013 Ralph was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
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