Kaplan brings his entire roster of artists from TAG, which was recently acquired by United Talent Agency, including The Black Keys, Father John Misty, Bombay Bicycle Club, and The Kills, among many others.
“I’ve known Marty Diamond and Tom Windish for many years and admired what they’ve accomplished as agents,” Kaplan said. “Paradigm should be a great home for me and for the artists I represent and I’m really looking forward to this next phase of my career.” Kaplan, who started his music career in San Francisco, joins Diamond in Paradigm’s New York City office.
“I am honored to have Dave as a part of our Paradigm team. He is an incredible agent and has impeccable taste and great A&R instincts,” Diamond said.
Chip Hooper, head of Paradigm’s music division, added, “We’re delighted to have an agent of Dave’s caliber join our family. Whenever we consider the addition of an agent or a partner, we’re very conscious of the character and quality of the people involved. We think Dave fits perfectly.”