Renowned Canadian music agent Sam Feldman has sold his stake in the agency he founded in 1971, The Feldman Agency, to company President Jeff Craib and VP Tom Kemp for an undisclosed amount. Over the years, Sam Feldman has played an active role in the careers of artists like Sarah McLachlan, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, and many more.
Currently, the Feldman Agency has offices in Toronto and Vancouver with about 50 employees, and with a large and diverse artist roster that includes Alessia Cara, Alvvays, Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Elvis Costello, and many more.
Sam Feldman started his career in the music industry as a Vancouver door man who wanted to manage a friend's band.
According to FYI Music News, it’s unclear if the sale includes affiliated firms Macklam Feldman Management and Watchdog Management.
"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 is an inductee into Canada’s Music Industry Hall of Fame and he joined The Feldman Agency (then called S.L. Feldman & Associates, a.k.a. SLFA) in 1993. Craib was named president of TFA in 2013. Kemp joined the Feldman Agency in 1998 and was named VP in 2015.
You can listen to a recent interview with Sam Feldman about his career and work on Canadian Musician's podcast here: