Paradigm Opens Toronto Office
UTA announced in early August that it was shuttering its Toronto office – formerly known as the Toronto office of The Agency Group before TAG was acquired by UTA. The company’s Jeremy Zimmer alerted staff that the expansions of the last year, and key hires like David Zedeck as global head of music, positively impacted the company; Canadian operations moved to the New York and L.A. offices.
It was uncertain how the shift would affect the office chief Ralph James or COO Jack Ross, but Zifarelli told Pollstar to expect a big announcement soon.
Zifarelli brings with him clients City and Colour, Feist, Phantogram, Vance Joy, Broken Social Scene, Boy & Bear, Dashboard Confessional, Christine and the Queens, Tash Sultana, Alexisonfire, Bahamas, Dan Mangan, James Vincent McMorrow,
Guérette has been an agent and manager for more than 10 years. He brings Patrick Watson, Matt Holubowski, Alex Nevsky, Bobby Bazini, The Barr Brothers, Martha Wainwright and Marie-Pierre Arthur. Countryman brings Hey Rosetta!, Half Moon Run and
“We’re honored to launch Paradigm’s first Canadian office, and excited to be a part of this great agent team we’ve long admired,” Zifarelli said.
– Rob Zifarelli
“Canada is an important source of creative talent for our agency,” Paradigm exec Tom Windish said. “Rob, André and Adam are highly respected as seasoned and cutting edge agents. We’re excited to have their expertise on our side as we continue to strengthen our worldwide network of agents and offerings to our clients.”
The announcement follows Paradigm’s recent partnership with Europe’s X-ray Touring and a 2014 partnership with that continent’s Coda Agency.