Carnage Signs With UTA, Reunites With Agent Steve Gordon

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– Carnage

Carnage has officially signed with UTA, reuniting the DJ/producer with his first-ever agent and longtime friend Steve Gordon. In addition to working with UTA’s co-head of Electronic Music, Carnage will be represented by music agent Ben Hogan. 

UTA will handle tour dates for Carnage in North and South America, Asia and Australia, the agency announced Sept. 20. 
“With my return to UTA, I feel like everything is coming full circle in my career. Steve’s guidance was integral to my success, and we are both thrilled to pick up right where we left off,” Carnage says in a statement. “I have realized the importance of working with people who share my passion for dance music, and I could not be more excited to be back with Steve and Ben.”
Gordon adds, “I am extremely happy to be back working with Carnage,” says Gordon. “He is such a unique artist who has always pushed me to think outside of the box and I look forward to continuing to build his brand together.”
Gordon previously represented Carnage as the co-owner of top dance music agency Circle Talent Agency, which was acquired by UTA in 2018. 
Pollstar spoke with Gordon in November 2017 as part of an executive profile feature and asked about how he and Circle Talent founder Kevin Gimble went about finding acts. Gordon said, “You look at these artists and you can kind of tell. You can hear something and say OK, we’ll give this one a shot, but when I know, I know. … When Carnage came around, when these big ones came there was no hesitating. We just knew when we heard it.”
Carnage, who was born in Guatemala City as Diamanté Anthony Blackmon and came to the United States at age 10, is a leading global dance music artist and a pioneer of trap music. He’s responsible for hits including “I Like Tuh” with ilovemakonnen, “Bricks” with Migos, “Down for Me” and “Guala” with G-Eazy, “Homie” with Meek Mill and Young Thug, “Learn How to Watch” with Mac Miller and MadeInTYO, and “iShyne” with Lil Pump.
He launched his label Heavyweight Records in 2017 and then spent 2018 taking a break from music and touring to focus on his mental health. This year he’s been busy, releasing “Letting People Go,” featuring Prinze George, and “Wait For Me,” featuring G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa, followed by a triple dose of EDM tunes within a month with “Blitzkrieg,” “Slot Machine” and “Holy Moly.” The music video for “Letting People Go” was close to his heart, retracing his family’s voyage into the States as well as raising awareness for immigrants at the U.S. / Mexico border.  
Reports submitted to Pollstar’s BoxOffice for Carnage include a May 11, 2018, show at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Calif., that sold 645 tickets and grossed $22,297.