International Creative Management (ICM), one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, announced the sale of ICM Artists, Ltd. (ICMA), the classical music and performing arts subsidiary of ICM. ICMA will be announcing a name change shortly. The majority of the agency's roster are classical music orchestras, ensembles, soloists, and composers, but they retain a small roster of world music artists including: Lura, Wu Man, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, the Assad Brothers’ Brazilian Guitar Festival, and The Silk Road Ensemble.
David Foster, President and CEO of ICMA and Byron Gustafson, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of ICMA, together with Newsweb Artists, LLC, led a management buyout of ICMA. Newsweb Artists is an affiliate of Newsweb Corporation, a Chicago-based media company.