Sam Feldman‘s story is the tale of an immigrant whose love for music and passion for fairness helped build the careers of some of the world’s most significant talent.
Sam Feldman is a music business executive primarily active in artist representation and management. Through his partnership in A&F Music Ltd., he has interests in Macklam Feldman Management, Bruce Allen Talent, Watchdog Management and Characters Talent Agency.
He recently divested his interest in The Feldman Agency to focus on his rapidly expanding management divisions. Clients past and present have included such iconic performers as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, The Chieftains, Jordan Smith, Ry Cooder and Tracy Chapman, among many others. Clients under the A&F banner represented by Bruce Allen Talent include Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and Jann Arden.
Throughout Sam’s career, he has also been involved in film and television production, live events, and music publishing, as well as record companies and related businesses, always with the goal to provide growth and career opportunities for his clientele.
Sam is a busy philanthropist who has aided and worked with the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, the Zajac Ranch for Children, the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, the Radcliffe Foundation, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, launched by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Canadian businessman Frank Giustra.
Known as a fierce advocate for his clients and their inherent rights, Sam has been honoured with several prestigious awards, including the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 1998 Junos for his extraordinary contributions to the Canadian music industry. Sam has been inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame (2000) and the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame (2001). In 2010, he won the annual Honour Roll Award from the Music Managers Forum Canada.
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