Robert Gibbs Named Head Of Contemporary Music By ICM Partners

Robert Gibbs
– Robert Gibbs

ICM Partners’ Robert Gibbs becomes the first Black department head of a major agency music department with his promotion as Head of Contemporary Music, CEO Chris Silbermann and Head of Worldwide Concerts Rob Prinz announced today (Aug. 17). 

Gibbs has been with ICM for 14 years and was made partner in 2016. He came to ICM from CAA, where he worked from 2001-2006. Among his artist roster are J. Cole and Trey Songz, as well as the entire Dreamville Records roster. He was recently honored as part of Pollstar’s second annual Impact 50 and featured as one of Pollstar’s Voices of Live. 

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“Robert is a fabulous agent, individual and an impactful leader. I am very proud of him and all that he has accomplished in his fourteen years at ICM,” said Silbermann in a statement. “We began discussing this well-deserved promotion last October and but for the pandemic, this would have happened sooner. He has earned this promotion with sustained levels of excellence in all aspects of the job and makes our organization stronger.  I am thrilled for him and us.”  

Prinz adds, “Robert has built a tremendous business the right way and has been a great teammate and mentor for younger agents as well as a key producer in our department for many years.This promotion formalizes a leadership role that Robert has already undertaken within the Concerts Department for a long time now.” 

Gibbs is on the board of A Place Called Home, a non-profit in South Central Los Angeles. Gibbs and ICM Partners are longstanding financial backers of A Place Called Home, which provides children and teens living in South Central with the arts, educational programs, counseling and mentorship in a loving, safe environment. 

He is also on the Board of the ICM Foundation, which manages and gives financial and volunteer support to numerous charities and organizations in the cities in which ICM operates. He is also on the executive board of Diversify/ICM, which is dedicated to helping identify, hire, train, and mentor minority candidates at ICM as well as champion educational programs to foster a greater understanding between diverse people and cultures.   

“ICM has built the best culture of any major agency and I am proud to take a leadership role within this organization,” said Robert Gibbs. “We are the last and only major agency solely dedicated to the representation business and it shows in the manner in which we work for artists to achieve their dreams. We have been building and fortifying the department even during the pandemic and our Contemporary Music team is one I am proud to now lead.”