Tim Drake and Larry Kosson of the Roots Agency are dual winners of the 2013 NAPAMA Award for Excellence as Agent in the Performing Arts. Robert Baird, president of NAPAMA (the North American Performing Arts association for Managers and Agents), will present the award this January at the Association for Performing Arts Presenters conference (APAP) during an awards luncheon. The NAPAMA Award is given each year to an agent or manager in the field who has shown excellence in the performing arts.
Tim Drake and Larry Kosson, along with their partner, COO Robin Spielberg, merged their booking agencies three years ago to form The Roots Agency/SMG Artists Group. Their roster of approximately forty touring artists/groups include Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Graham Parker & The Rumour, Sandra Bernhard, Jimmy Webb, Stephanie Mills, The Irish Rovers and Susan Werner.
NAPAMA’s mission is to promote the best interests of performing arts agents and managers through leadership, professional development and alliances in the performing arts industry.
PHOTO: Mario Garcia Durham, President & CEO of The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Tim Drake & Larry Kosson of The Roots Agency, winners of the NAPAMA Award for “Excellence in the Performing Arts as Manager or Agent”
Robert Baird, President of NAPAMA (North Americana Performing Arts Managers & Agents) Photo by: JACOB BELCHER/APAP