Beyonce Inks Deal With CAA’s Music Division; Another University Course Focused on The Superstar

Beyonce is making some internal career changes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the music superstar took her touring business to CAA, leaving ICM Partners with only the talent management of her acting endeavors.

The departure is a huge blow for ICM, but CAA will reap the benefits since Beyonce would become an instant signature client for any agency. Her 2014 "On the Run" stadium tour with husband Jay Z grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales, while her Mrs. Carter Show world tour earned $66.4 million in ticket sales.

Beyonce had left CAA back in 2006 for ICM.

In more Beyonce news, another University will offer a college course focused on the superstar singer.

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo (Canada) is offering a course focused entirely on the mega superstar, entitled "Gender and Performance" (DRAMA 282).

The course will be offered in Fall 2015 to all students and has no prerequisites. Students will analyze videos from Beyoncé's most recent album, use feminist and critical race theories to reflect on her work and create their own artistic responses.

Instructor Professor Naila Keleta-Mae says that "whether or not feminist scholars, activists or artists agree with Beyoncé's discourse, her influence on popular culture is undeniable. I would argue that it would be negligent for those of us interested in gender studies to dismiss the album 'Beyoncé' or its principal artist."

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