Chyna Chuan-Farrell and Akiko Rogers Join APA As Senior VPs

Chyna Chuan-Farrell

Veteran music agents Chyna Chuan-Farrell and Akiko Rogers have joined APA’s concerts division as senior vice presidents, the agency announced Jan. 22.

“We’re thrilled to have Chyna and Akiko come aboard our global team,” commented APA partners and co-heads of worldwide music Steve Martin and Bruce Solar. “Their collective experience and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to all of us here at APA.” 

Akiko Rogers
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– Akiko Rogers
Chuan-Farrell began her career as an assistant at ICM before her promotion to agent in the corporate/private events division, and spent a cumulative 22 years at the agency where she specialized in tailoring deals for numerous adult contemporary, urban, comedy and speaker clients such as Jay Leno, Boyz II Men, Migos, Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, and Shonda Rhimes.  
She then took a six-year hiatus after her first 17 years at the agency to launch Chyna Entertainment & Design to pursue her passion for photography and the creative production of live events. 
Rogers began her music agent career in APA’s concerts department in the late ’90s when now president and CEO Jim Gosnell promoted her from assistant to international agent.  
She went on to play a major role in developing the Asian marketplace, and booked Air Supply as the first American artist to perform in Vietnam, according to the statement. 
Rogers joined WME in 2001 where, under the late Peter Grosslight, facilitated the initial U.S. touring success of K-pop artists including EXO and Super Junior.