United Talent Agency has acquired Circle Talent Agency in a move that sees a raft of electronic acts including Marshmello and Kaskade move under the UTA umbrella.
Circle Talent Agency’s roster will benefit from UTA’s expertise across digital, motion pictures, television, broadcast news, video games, books, art, branding, licensing and speaking engagements.
Circle co-founders Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble will serve as co-heads of electronic music, working with global head of music, David Zedeck.
UTA chief executive officer Jeremy Zimmer said: “The acquisition of Circle Talent Agency is a tremendous addition for UTA as we continue to build momentum in our music business.
“Electronic music is now a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest-growing genres. Having Circle, its talented agents and incredible roster under our umbrella, immediately establishes a major connection for us with the next generation of music fans, and UTA as a leader in the dance space. We are thrilled to have this agency and its great artists joining our company.”
Gordon and Gimble said: “We have watched UTA evolve into a major entertainment company with global reach and we felt now was the perfect time to combine our resources to provide even greater opportunities for our clients. We’re excited to join a growing music team that shares our client-first values.”
David Zedeck, UTA global head of music, added: “Steve, Kevin and the team at Circle started a business in a niche genre that has gained cultural relevancy around the world. They have done a tremendous job developing their artists into international touring superstars. I look forward to working with them to expand our global business and offer their clients a broad scope of opportunities across the agency.”
Recent UTA acquisitions include the 2015 purchase of The Agency Group and additions of broadcast news and reality talent agency N.B Bienstock and Greater Talent Network. In 2016, UTA launched arts branch UTA Fine Arts.
UTA’s music division, UTA Music, spans 90 agents in six offices, across five-time zones. Current UTA acts include Guns N’ Roses, Muse, Post Malone, Lenny Kravitz, G-Eazy, Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Paramore, Die Antwoord, 21 Savage, Trace Adkins, Lauryn Hill, X Ambassadors, Toby Keith, Bush, Bring Me The Horizon and more.