Ellis Industries Now Paradigm

Andrew Ellis and Matt Galle, two of the industry’s top independent agents, have joined Paradigm, bringing their client roster with them.

Ellis and Galle, the powers behind Ellis Industries, bring with them a client list that includes My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Boys Like Girls, Alkaline Trio, Metro Station, Hellogoodbye, Circa Survive, Thrice, New Found Glory, Say Anything and many more.

The entire Ellis Industries staff joins Marty Diamond and his crew in Paradigm’s New York City office.

Ellis Industries was founded in 2000 by Ellis, who had been working as a part-time stage manager.

Ellis and Galle each made “independent choices” to join the company and bring their artists with them, Diamond told Pollstar.

Ellis added, “After the first meeting at Paradigm it seemed like a very natural fit, when the whole idea of joining another company was f**cking crazy to me. … I am very excited about the future.”

Galle joined Ellis Industries in 2003, after co-founding The Kenmore Agency in 2000.

“After looking at all the options out there for me and the artists that I represent, Paradigm was clearly the best for me,” Galle said. “There was freedom, energy, opportunities and a good company to make my bands and I feel welcome.”

The addition of Ellis, Galle and their roster is another coup for Los Angeles-based Paradigm, which made a splash in the live music world in recent years with the acquisitions of Monterey Peninsula Artists and Little Big Man agencies.

“Matt and Andrew are a perfect fit for the culture at Paradigm, where we embrace independent thinking, creativity and passion for the artists we represent,” music division topper Chip Hooper said. “They have built an amazing roster of very talented artists from the ground up and they have worked very hard to help their artists build their audiences the right way.”