Stephen Macklam has long been committed to providing outstanding management support, and preeminent business acumen, to his clients in the music industry. Primarily focused on artist management, he has delved into music promotion, journalism, and exercised his skills as an executive producer in film.
Beginning his career as a promoter in the early seventies at the University of Guelph, Ontario, an interest sparked in Stephen to connect the international music world to his hometown of Vancouver, BC. Gaining experience as a freelance writer and radio journalist for CBC, he was also a key player in the production of The Vancouver Complication, a compilation album showcasing Vancouver’s underground punk/new wave scene late 70s early 80s, and an important piece of Vancouver music history.
Later, he began work as a local promoter and talent scout for Perryscope Productions, which continued on through Concert Promotions International, and eventually Universal, to dominate the Canadian live events scene. He subsequently formed Homestead Productions, signing international recording artist KD Lang and Canadian blues icon Colin James.
No stranger to the film industry, Stephen was the Music Supervisor for ‘My Blueberry Nights’ staring Norah Jones. He is also credited as the Associate Producer for ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…’ which featured intimate interviews and performances between Elvis Costello and various music legends like Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.
Today, Stephen Macklam guides the ever-evolving careers of Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, The Chieftains, Fieh, Ry Cooder, Lyle Lovett, and Melody Gardot. He continues to prosper in his legacy: bringing the music home to Vancouver.
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 interests 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.
Sam’s own 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.
MFM is a division of A&F Music Ltd.