TFA Names Tom Kemp Exec. VP In New Round Of Appointments

New line-up announced by President Jeff Craib also includes naming Olivia Ootes to VP Operations, and Joel Baskin to VP of the talent agency.

TFA  Names Tom Kemp Exec. VP In New Round Of Appointments

By FYI Staff

The Feldman Agency (TFA) has promoted Tom Kemp to Senior Vice President joining Vinny Cinquemani as two of The Feldman Agency’s longest standing and most successful agents.
Additionally, Joel Baskin has been promoted to Vice President.  With nine years of experience, Baskin continues to expand a multi-faceted roster of business that incorporates artist representation and talent buying.
“I am honoured to work with an amazing team as well as an esteemed stable of artists, managers, and partners at TFA,” said Baskin. “I look forward to working with the team to implement new strategies and ways to grow and maximize our clients live touring business for continued success.”
These appointments follow the recent promotion of veteran employee Olivia Ootes to Vice President of Operations.
Also promoted to full agent status is Adam Schnitzer who has previously been working at the company in various roles including coordinator and junior agent.
Effective immediately, Chris Lombos joins the financial team as Controller while Morgan Claringbold joins TFA’s Entertainment Partnerships division as Sales Coordinator.  Additionally, M’kaylah Fridal has been hired full-time as a General Administration Coordinator operating alongside Izzy Martin, who joins the team as General Administration & Systems Coordinator.
“These are all exciting and well-deserved personnel changes, further strengthening what I believe is already a strong and cohesive team,” said TFA President Jeff Craib.


In February, Craib and Kemp acquired the talent agency from its namesake owner, Sam Feldman. 

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Neil Young, Nickelback, Nas & 50 Cent to Play Ottawa Bluesfest's 30th Anniversary

For its 30th birthday, the capital city festival is also getting major acts like country group Zac Brown Band, pop hitmakers Maroon 5, and one of the last shows by Tokyo Police Club.

Ottawa Bluesfest, the eclectic festival held annually in Canada's capital city, is planning a nine-day celebration for its 30th birthday.

The festival has revealed its full lineup, with Canadian stars Neil Young and Nickelback joining previously announced headliners Mötley Crüe and Tyler Childers, as well as hip-hop legends Nas and 50 Cent, country rockers Zac Brown Band, and chart-toppers Maroon 5.

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