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Music: International Creative Management on Monday announced that it has acquired Twin Towers Touring, a New York-based music agency that represents such cutting-edge acts as the Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr., Mudhoney, the Dead Milkmen and Redd Kross, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which has been in the works for several months, expands ICM's music roster and puts it in business with a company known for cultivating hot young bands. Bill Elson, who heads ICM's music division, called Twin Towers the "pre-eminent independent agency" of its kind in the business. At Twin Towers, executives put out a tongue-in-cheek statement that began: "Yes, it is true. We sold out." The company then invited clients to "give us a good swift kick in the pants or scream bloody murder into the phone" if the deal causes them to become arrogant. Elson said Twin Towers will operate as a free-standing company and remain at its current address for the foreseeable future. The company consists of only four people, but has a wide berth in the alternative music business. ICM, one of the industry's leading talent agencies, represents music acts such as Robert Plant, the Black Crowes and SWV.

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