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The Feldman Agency Sold to Two Top Executives

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Sam Feldman and Bruce Allen, under A+F, have sold The Feldman Agency to two of its executives, Jeff Craib and Tom Kemp. Both are based in Toronto, while Feldman and Allen are in Vancouver.

"Tom Kemp and I are excited to be the new owners of TFA," Craib said in a statement. "We are deeply committed to continuing its successes after Sam's leadership and look forward to growing the agency's legacy."

Craib, who is president of TFA and was inducted into Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame last year, has been with the agency since 1993 (then called S.L. Feldman & Associates, a.k.a. SLFA) as of one its original agents. He was promoted to his current position 20 years later.

Kemp, who became vp of TFA in 2015, has been there almost as long, hired in 1998.

"Some of the most successful and well-respected agents in the industry have spent their entire careers working at The Feldman Agency," the company says on its website. "We attract the best, and keep the best."

Allen and Feldman partnered in 1971, as A+F Music Ltd, under which is The Feldman Agency, which has a staff of more than 50 people, working out of its Vancouver and Toronto offices. 

TFA's roster, covering everything from rock to hip hop to pop and opera, includes Canadians Alessia Cara, Diana Krall, Alvvays, April Wine, BADBADNOTGOOD, Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Raffi, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Burton Cummings, Kid Koala, Corey Hart, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chantal Kreviazuk, Daniel Caesar, Daniel Lanois, Jann Arden, David Foster, Michael Bublé, Measha Brueggergosman, Paul Anka and Our Lady Peace.

They also represented one of the country's biggest draws, the now-defunct The Tragically Hip and the band's late frontman Gord Downie. International acts on TFA include Midnight Oil, Elvis Costello (Sam Feldman manages him and wife Krall through Macklam Feldman Management), Everlast, John Fogerty and Nick Carter.

Feb. 17: This article has been updated to clarify the ownership of TFA at the time of its sale.


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