Artery Global Agency Ramps Up With Devin Timmons Named President, Sports Division Launch
Artery Global Talent Agency has named former artist manager Devin Timmons as president of the Sacramento-based boutique agency, where he will oversee North American and U.K. operations that includes clients such as Almost Kings, Caligula’s Horse, CKY, Drowning Pool, The Dead Daisies, Save Ferris, Twiztid, and Wayland.
Timmons previously managed Asking Alexandria and Motionless In White before taking a hiatus from the music industry to start a family in South Carolina where he’s based.
According to the announcement, Timmons will bring the same family-focused approach he used with his previous management clients to oversee operations at AG, bringing in a new outlook on the artists represented and staff employed at the agency.
His role also will include assisting agency founder and CEO Trevor Swenson, who continues to grow the agency he co-founded in 2013 and later took over solely.
“He’s done nothing but grow the company and he’s just a tireless worker,” Timmons told Pollstar of Swenson. “You want to work with someone like that who also has such a vision.”
Timmons says he hopes to use his management experience to bring creativity to the booking side.
“With management you have more opportunity for free-flow and can meld it and be creative, but with booking it’s a little more even keeled,” Timmons said. “I’m really hoping I can find a way to meld my free-form nature, without stepping on any management toes of course, and bring my knowledge and creativity to grow our bands further.”
“Devin is one of the most notable people in our genre let alone the industry and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known, so he’s very qualified to do this,” Swenson told Pollstar, adding that the music division looks to focus on indie and active rock genres as it continues to grow. “We’ve got close to 400 artists worldwide, with the office in Sacramento and London and 32 total staff, so we’re doing pretty well.”
Earlier this month Artery Global announced the launch of a sports representation division, which included the addition of sports agents A’lon Santiago, Sammy David, Daryl Jacobs, and Nick Starcevic.
According to Swenson, the new sports division will represent all manner of athletes in professional sports, with licenses already obtained for many of the respective sports leagues.