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Wayne Forte

Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.
President and Senior Agent
Entourage Talent Associates’ owner and entrepreneur Wayne Forte is a seasoned, celebrated and experienced veteran of the music industry. Born and raised in New York, Forte first began booking student concerts while at North Carolina State University. He achieved major success milestones at powerhouse talent agencies Creative Management Associates (CMA), International Creative Management (ICM) and William Morris Agency (WMA), booking and developing artists worldwide, beginning with small clubs and quickly growing them to sold out arenas and stadiums. During that time, Forte represented such artists as The Clash, Hall and Oates, Joe Jackson, Return to Forever and Tom Petty and developed a global relationship with David Bowie spanning nearly two decades.

At age 30, Forte and the late Michael Farrell established their own agency, International Talent Group (ITG), representing some of the hottest talent in the industry including Duran Duran, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, The Tragically Hip and Billy Idol (bringing many of these artists to North America for the very first time), as well as booking and co-producing Bowie’s renowned Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider tours.

In 1992, Forte founded Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd., a personalized agency and consulting firm, where he has continued to oversee the careers of established artists Dave Mason, Steve Hackett, as well as longtime clients Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joan Armatrading, Procol Harum, Renaissance, and Joe Satriani.

Through all the years and successes, Forte’s philosophy has never changed; to look for talent
with their own identity, boundless potential and artists who set trends, not follow them.