Mitch Blackman Hits Billboard 40 under 40

ICM Partners Concerts Agent Mitch Blackman was recently named to Billboard’s 40 Under 40 list, joining an impressive collective of young executives that are changing the landscape of the music industry.

Mitch is known for his success in hip-hop, having worked with clients Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign, and the late Nipsey Hussle before shifting his focus to jazz back in 2018.

Eager to bring more buzz to the oftentimes overlooked genre within the world of popular music and pivot away from the fierce tactics at work within the rap market, Mitch has grown a diverse roster of melody-bending and genre-defying artists such as Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Masego.

“You can’t be in the history books unless you create your own lane,” Mitch told Billboard. “Everyone chases trends, but [by] doing that, you never get a lifelong artist.”