ICM Partners and its London-based music agency, Primary Talent International (PTI), have hired highly respected international music agent Pete Nash from WME. Nash joins a team led by Rob Prinz, head of worldwide concerts at ICM Partners, and Matt Bates, head of international at PTI/ICM.
“I have known Pete since early in both our careers and have shared many amazing artists,” says Prinz. “He is a tremendous addition to our already formidable international team, a great agent representing some legendary clients. I am extremely happy to call him my colleague now for the first time.”
Bates adds, “I was trying to book acts off Pete long before I was ever an agent, so to be finally be able to work alongside him is a privilege. His experience in the international market is second to none; his roster of incredible clients speaks for themselves. I couldn’t wish for a more perfect addition on our team to help navigate the new exciting music landscape that we are entering into.”
Nash will be based in ICM’s New York office and brings with him an impressive client roster, that includes international representation for Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, Regina Spektor, Steve Winwood, The Struts and Travis.
Nash’s hiring continues the bolstering of ICM Partners’ international music division, which started with the partnership with PTI in March and includes the hiring of former WME agent Simon Clarkson last month.
Prior to WME, Nash ran his own New York-based independent agency. He also spent 17 years as a director of London-based powerhouse international agency Helter Skelter.
“Very excited to join an agency that is in growth mode,” says Nash. “The moves they have made to bolster their International footprint was the catalyst for me to make this move. Looking forward to working closely with Rob Prinz and Matt Bates, who are longtime friends, and the teams at ICM and Primary.”
Nash is the most recent agent to have leave WME. In June, co-head of music Marc Geiger left the agency, while co-head Sara Newkirk Simon was given a new role at parent company Endeavor. Earlier this month Brent Smith was suspended for unknown reasons and East Coast head of music Sam Kirby announced she was leaving for UTA on Sept. 24.