IKON is one of Russia’s largest music organizations focusing in management, booking, promotion, events, records and publishing. IKON was founded in 2000 by Vlad Davydov. In May 2006 IKON was rated by Forbes as Russia’s leading entertainment buyer.
In its early stages the company mainly acted as a booking agency in Russia and CIS booking or organizing performances of international pop stars such as Jamiroquai, Ricky Martin, Dannii Minogue, Bond, Benny Benassi, Geri Halliwell, Craig David, Sugababes, Bomfunk MCs, Shakira, Paul Oakenfold, Junkie XL, Asian Dub Foundation, Panjabi MC, Fluke, Duran Duran, UB40, Ten Sharp, Basement Jaxx, Touch and Go and many others. The company’s catalog currently works from artists such as: David Guetta (FRA), Paul Oakenfold (UK / USA), Inusa DAWUDA (GER), Vacuum (Sweden), Touch & Go (UK), Ten Sharp (HOL), Gorchitza (UA), Ivan Dorn (UA).
On the territory of the Russian Federation, together with partners, IKON manages the rights to the works of a number of other well-known foreign and domestic authors and performers IKON provides business management, booking, distribution, production and promotion services for foreign artists in Russia and CIS in cooperation with leading Russian TV channels Muz TV, MTV, STS, Channel One, NTV, TV Center, MusicBox, A-One, O2TV; radio stations Europa Plus, DFM, Megapolis FM, Radio Mayak, Love Radio, NRJ, Radio Maximum, Radio Frame, Silver Rain Radio; major international publishing houses and print magazines Axel Springer AG (OK!), Bauer Media Group (Bravo), C-Media (Billboard), Hachette Filipacchi Media (Maxim), Hubert Burda Media (Playboy), Sanoma Magazines (Men’s Health), Forward Media Group (Hello!), InStyle Magazine, F5, MK, KP; and popular web portals Mail.ru, PromoDJ.ru, Newsmusic.ru., Rutube.ru, Tata.ru, Muz.ru, Zvuki.ru, Loungemusic.ru, Intremoda.ru.
The company’s own communication department, a broad network of partners – venues, promoters, event agencies, entertainment brokers – in total more than 6000 contacts in Russia and the CIS, as well as direct cooperation with major channels of physical and digital distribution are key factors that allow artists signed by IKON to succeed in Russia and CIS. IKON has been working directly with major international brands such as Marlboro, L&M, West, Snickers, Burn, Adrenaline Rush, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Parliament, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Audi, Volkswagen, Russian Standard, Bacardi, Martini, Martell, Nokia, Motorola, Sony, Samsung developing unique BTL strategies, providing consulting services and artists for communication campaigns, organizing over 1000 public concerts and corporate shows with major international stars in over 10 years.
Support Letter: http://music.us/letters/IKON_RU.pdf