Veteran agent Troy Blakely, most recently managing partner and head of music at the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), died on 10 February at age 68. He had been ill for several years.
Blakely joined APA in 1994, became head of music in 1998, made a partner in 2002 and elevated to managing partner in 2005.
Artistes he represented at APA included Fleetwood Mac, Robert
Plant, Judas Priest, Boston, Poison, Lenny Kravitz and Whitesnake.
“All of us at APA are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague,” says APA president and CEO Jim Gosnell. “We will be forever grateful for the numerous contributions he made to the success of our company over past 25 years. He will be dearly missed.”
Early in his career, Blakely also worked at Diversified Management Agency
(DMA) in Michigan, Magna Artists and International Creative Management, before joining APA.