Industry Noize: Marsha Vlasic To AGI

Marsha Vlasic has been named president of Artist Group International. Vlasic, who recently parted ways with ICM Partners, is said to bring her client roster to AGI’s New York office.

AGI’s statement lists Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Strokes, Muse, Moby, Band of Horses, Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Regina Spektor, Iggy and The Stooges, Ben Folds, Devendra Banhart, Julian Casablancas, and Pegi Young as new clients. 

“I am very proud to be associated with Marsha. Marsha’s roster of talent combined with AGIs’, further broadens an assemblage of talented artists that we take great pride in serving as representation for,” AGI CEO Dennis Arfa said.

Vlasic added, “I am thrilled to be joining Dennis and the team at AGI during this exciting chapter for the company. I have always had the highest regard of the great work they do on behalf of their artists.”

The company’s Adam Kornfeld, who came on board in 1986 after founding QBQ Entertainment, has been named president of touring for North America. Jarred Arfa has been upped to executive VP of business affairs and development after three years with the company.

Vlasic is one one of six people to be honored Oct. 21 by the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research at the charity’s 39th annual Honors Gala at Cipriani in New York.

Vlasic is a veteran of ATI, ICM and William Morris, and formed her own company, MVO, in 1993. She is considered a pioneer of festival packaging, launching Ozzfest and the H.O.R.D.E. Tours.

AGI became a division of Ron Burkle’s The Yucaipa Companies in 2012. Its clients include Billy Joel, Def Leppard, Metallica, Rush, Linkin Park and Rod Stewart.