United Talent Agency (UTA) has expanded its team with three key personnel additions, with Mike ‘Mike G’ Guirguis, Bex Majors, and Billy Wood joining the team as agents.
The new arrivals represent the company’s continued growth, following the appointment of Greg Janese to lead the agency’s corporate and special events division, along with the recent additions of Rob Walker as a music agent and Toni Wallace as head of music brand partnerships.
The firm’s latest recruits will focus on new building new opportunities for artists and establishing partnerships across all areas of the entertainment sector.
“I’m proud to welcome Bex, Billy and Mike to our rapidly growing music team,” said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. “We are committed to continuing to hire industry leaders who will collaborate across the agency to maximize opportunities for clients. Each one of these agents brings an extraordinary understanding of the business and we are excited to utilise their expertise and skills as we continue to expand our suite of services.”
Guirguis was the founder of NiteVision Management where he managed such artists as Chris Brown and worked across multiple number one Billboard hits. He has also managed Teyana Taylor, DJ Sourmilk, and Dave Aude among others. In addition, he was a member of the management team for R&B artist Akon.
Meanwhile, it is hoped that the arrival of Majors will strengthen UTA’s international booking department. Coming from the UK, she has now moved to the US and will be based out of the agency’s Beverly Hills office, where she will book international dates for a diverse roster of artists, including Amanda Palmer, PVRIS, Neck Deep, Halestorm, Highly Suspect, Creeper, Starset, Attila, The King Blues, K.Flay, and Manchester Orchestra, among others. Throughout her career, Majors has worked with a wide array of talent including Mercury and Grammy Award winners, while delivering thousands of sold out shows globally.
Elsewhere, fellow UK agent Billy Wood will book international dates for Christina Milian, Dappy, Diggy Simmons, Fekky, Grim Sickers, Run DMC, Solo 45, Stylo G and Tinchy Stryder, from UTA’s London office. Wood began his career in 2007 at Create Music. He moved on to Mission Control Artist Agency in 2009, where he built a UK urban roster featuring Tinie Tempah and Wiley. In 2010, he joined William Morris Endeavor (WME) where he booked acts internationally across the hip-hop and pop spectrum, representing talent such as Alexis Jordan, Blue, Section Boyz, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Wiley.