UTA Adds Agent Robbie Brown
Music agent Robbie Brown is joining UTA, working out of Los Angeles. He is coming over from WME.
His client roster over the years has included Jimmy Eat World, Spoon, White Reaper, Gang of Youths, Mike D, Chevy Metal, Thievery Corporation, Black Pistol Fire, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and more, but it was unclear at press time exactly which artists would be making the move with him.
“I’m thrilled to join the team at UTA,” Brown said in a statement. “It has been incredibly inspiring to see what the team has created and cultivated. They have fostered an innovative place for clients to thrive in and out of their core business and this company will be a force for years to come.”
UTA Partner and Co-Head of Music David Zedeck said in a statement: “Robbie has an incredible track record of identifying and developing the trajectories of rising musicians.”
“He has a unique ability to elevate emerging artists within the touring and festival landscapes while simultaneously expanding their careers into new business areas. His values align with UTA’s client-first culture, and we are excited to welcome him to the music group.”
Brown’s client Jimmy Eat World today announced the Phoenix Sessions, a series of three livestream shows in partnership with Danny WImmer Presents on Jan. 15, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12. Each ticket sold includes a $1 donation to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund.
UTA named 19 new partners in October, including Post Malone’s agent Cheryl Paglierani. The company also announced 35 promotions in multiple divisions earlier that month.
Samantha Kirby Yoh joined Zedeck as the company’s Co-Head of Music in September. Kirby Yoh also came over from WME and at the time her move was announced she was expected to bring many of her longtime clients including , Rosalía, LCD Soundsystem, Florence + The Machine, FKA Twigs, Grimes, Alicia Keys, James Blake, MIA, Moses Sumney, Channel Tres, Banks, St. Vincent, Massive Attack and The Chemical Brothers.
UTA was the first major agency to fully reinstate salaries after implementing cost-cutting measures to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, but to get there the agency had to lay off 50 additional people in September.