Geoff Meall, MD of United Talent Agency (UTA) in the UK, is leaving the company.
It is understood that Meall, whose roster includes Muse, Paramour, Foals, and Billy Talent has been placed on so-called gardening leave until the end of the year.
It is believed that he will join Coda Music Agency in the new year, following in the footsteps of former UTA UK vice-president Natasha Bent, who made the switch in November last year. She had been at UTA since 2006.
Meall has worked at UTA, previously The Agency Group (TAG), since 1992. TAG founder Neil Warnock sold the multinational booking agency to UTA two years ago.
Attemps to contact Meall as Audience went to press were unsuccessful, while both UTA and Coda declined to comment.
Among other acts on his personal roster are Cage the Elephant, Doves and Mallory Knox.