Sam Feldman, founder of Canada’s the Feldman Agency (TFA), has sold the business to the agency’s president, Jeff Craib, and vice-president, Tom Kemp.
The agency, which books acts including Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sum 41, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara from its offices in Vancouver and Toronto, was co-founded by Feldman and his business partner, Bruce Allen, in 1971.
Feldman continues to lead Macklam Feldman Management, which represents James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello and Sarah McLachlan and was not included in the TFA acquisition. Feldman also remains involved with management firm Watchdog, booking agency Bruce Allen Talent, and INF Influencer Agency and its parent company A&F Music, he tells FYI Music News.
“Over the last few years, the agency business has gravitated to Toronto, so it makes sense to turn it over to the guys that are hands on running it out there,” he comments. “Jeff and Tom have been with the company a long time and have played a considerable part in its growth.
“They have excellent people on the team, including Olivia Ootes [recently promoted to VP of operations] and Vinny Cinquemani, along with a most prestigious roster. I am confident that they will demonstrate the leadership skills to be enormously successful and grow the legacy exponentially.”
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