Activist Artists is a talent management company with headquarters in Los Angeles, and additional offices in New York, Nashville and Atlanta.
The firm’s roster includes Bob Weir, Grateful Dead, Dead & Company (along with co-manager Azoff/Moir), Dwight Yoakam, Empire of the Sun, The Lumineers, plus Michael Franti & Spearhead.
In addition to its work in music, Activist runs an internal division that represents actors including Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony nominee Ken Watanabe (Last Samurai, Inception, Godzilla, as well as The King and I on Broadway), plus three-time Tony and Grammy nominee, David Alan Grier.
In October 2020, Activist announced that its artist manager Anna Kolander has added Senior Director of A&R/Creative to her title.
Kolander is a manager in Activist’s Nashville office, where she started as an assistant with the company in 2013.Music Business Worldwide