Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, International Creative Management
Four decades into her career, International Creative Management senior VP of concerts Marsha Vlasic experienced a stellar year in 2011. Among the highlights Vlasic cites are sold-out reunion performances by Buffalo Springfield, Elvis Costello & the Imposters' successful Spinning Wheel tour, watching Muse headline Lollapalooza and co-headline the L.A. Rising festival with Rage Against the Machine, seeing the Strokes grace the stage of Madison Square Garden, watching Cage the Elephant's touring career blossom and booking talent for the Bridge School Benefit 25th-anniversary concert. Vlasic, who also heads up ICM's contemporary rock division, represents clients who have generated more than 150,000 ticket sales between February and July, according to ICM. Since ICM acquired her former company, the Marsha Vlasic Organization, in 2008, Vlasic has expanded the firm's contemporary rock division by bringing into the fold agents Robin Taylor and Nick Storch. The division now books such rock acts as the Shins, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, the Hold Steady and Gym Class Heroes. "I feel really great about the department and the bands," Vlasic says, "but there's always room for more."