Multinational booking operation United Talent Agency (UTA) has acquired dance music specialist Circle Talent Agency.
The move sees Circle co-founders Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble, who launched the company in 1998, become UTA co-heads of electronic music.
At the time of the acquisition Circle had 28 agents and over 300 acts. Among artistes joining UTA are Marshmello, Kaskade and Excision, although the touring division was not part of the deal.
“Electronic music is now a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest-growing genres,” says UTA chief executive Jeremy Zimmer. “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.”
UTA, which acquired Neil Warnock’s The Agency Group in 2015, has a roster that includes Guns N’Roses, Mariah Carey, David Gilmour, Dolly Parton and Lauryn Hill.