Norah Jones Splits From Macklam Feldman Management, Signs With S.A.M.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Norah Jones has parted ways with her longtime management company Macklam Feldman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She has joined S.A.M., or Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Beastie Boys and Beck among its stable of clients.
The Vancouver-based Macklam Feldman, founded by Steve Macklam and Sam Feldman in 1995 and whose roster includes Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, had represented Jones since 2003, the same year her debut album Come Away With Me won eight Grammy Awards and catapulted the singer to international acclaim. It has since sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S.
John Silva is a respected industry veteran who got his start working with Nirvana back when Kurt Cobain was still sleeping on Dave Grohl's floor. He along with his Gold Mountain Entertainment business partner Danny Goldberg got the band signed to Geffen Records and Silva has represented Grohl, now frontman for rock stalwarts Foo Fighters, for the entirety of his adult career.
As it turns out Grohl and Jones go back, too. The two have been friends for many years and Jones has been known to show up at a Foo Fighters concert every so often. In December, Jones and Grohl performed together at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, joining the likes of Steven Tyler and Gwen Stefani in honoring Sir Paul McCartney. They sang his 1970 classic, "Maybe I'm Amazed." See the video below.
Jones' most recent album, 2009's The Fall, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified platinum.