IKON (ex Icon Management) is the leading Russian Music and Talent marketing agency, operating in the following business areas:
- Talent Management
- Promotion & Booking
- Event Management
- Touring Logistics
- Concert Promotion
- Music Publishing
- Digital Publishing & Mobile App Development
In May 2006 Forbes Russia stated Icon Management to be within 2 biggest corporate and private live entertainment suppliers in Russian Federation, accounting for the major share of All-Russia’s international acts booking and promotion in the sector.
Ikon is managed by Vlad Davydov, IMMF (International Music Managers Forum) Member.
Bands, Brands, Fans
IKON has been working directly or via event partners with major international brands such as Marlboro, L&M, West, Snickers, Burn, Adrenaline Rush, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Parliament, Lamborgini, Jaguar, Audi, Volkswagen, Russian Standard, Bacardi, Martini, Martell, Nokia, Motorola, Sony, Samsung, Nike, Adidas, L'Oreal, New Yorker etc., developing unique BTL strategies, providing consulting services and artists for activations and communication campaigns, participating in over 1000 public concerts and corporate shows with major international stars in over 10 years
Talents from our management roster were nominees for MTV European Music Awards, American Music Awards, Winter Music Conference, World Music Awards.
Our Booking and Promotion division booked and promoted such acts as: Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx, Asian Dub Foundation SS, Fluke, Junkie XL, Sugababes, Bomfunk MCs, Benny Benassi, Duran Duran and many more, accounting for more than 200 dates of international acts promoted and booked every year. It serves as a hub to Russia for many international music performers, providing seamless booking and touring logistics.
IKON / Icon Management was chosen by the Swedish Government / Swedish Institute as a management and touring logistics partner for Swedish cultural road-show in Russia in year 2006.
Publicity & pr
IKON's Publicity and PR department, booked our artists for featurings and photo-sessions in a variety of local consumer press, inclusive such international brands as: Mens Health, Vogue, GolfDigest, BAZAR, DJ Mag, etc., while Radio Promo department is successfully pluging our talents into the major stations' programming.
Publishing & Licensing
Up to now Ikon licensed/published and distributed the following artists/authors: David Guetta (FRA), Paul Oakenfold (UK/USA), Inusa DAWUDA (GER), Vacuum (Sweden), Touch & Go (UK), Bomfunk DJs (Finland), Ten Sharp (HOL).
With the support of Ikon Publishing, Russian Pop Idol Alexey Vorobiev has won MTV Russia Best Newcomer 2007.
Digital Publishing &
Mobile App Development
Along with it's strategic digital partner CUP, Ikon was the first business publishing Music Album as an App in App Store way back in year 2009 and we continue that avantguard approach, developing appealing and sticky mobile music solutions.