Wasserman Music Expands With Addition Of Six Veteran Agents Across Sectors
Wasserman Music announced today the addition of six new team members, representing artists and booking in electronic, Latin, casino and performing arts center, international festival and Country and Americana fair and festival sectors.
Jack Bernstein and Ollie Seaman join the roster of electronic music reps, Juan Toro joins the team representing Latin artists, Natalka Dudynsky will book casinos and PACs, Jesse Fayne will handle international festivals and Matt Malcolm will focus on Country and Americana fairs and festivals.
Bernstein, based in Los Angeles, is a 10-year veteran music agent and comes to Wasserman from UTA, where he launched Subtronics’ branded two-day multi-stage festival “Cyclops Cove,” Jessica Audiffred’s “Mad House” festival in Mexico City with OCESA, and multiple sold-out Red Rocks concerts for Subtronics and Boogie T.
During the pandemic shut-down, Bernstein helped develop a large-scale national drive-in concert model and oversaw more than 100 drive-in shows that brought live music back in a safe environment. He also pioneered the first-of-its-kind tour bringing together Live Nation, Insomniac, and C3 Presents for Subtronics’ 2023 North American theater, arena, and festival tour deal. Artists that Bernstein represents at Wasserman Music include Ace Aura, Black Carl!, Boogie T, BOOGIE T.RIO, Deadcrow, Dirt Monkey, G-Space, HE$H, Jessica Audiffred, LEVEL UP, MUST DIE!, Riot Ten, SIPPY, smith., SubDocta, Subtronics, TRUTH, Vampa, and VILLA..
Seaman joins Wasserman’s London office from Earth Agency, where he spent the past seven years building the live and DJ careers of acts such as DJ Seinfeld, HAAi, Sofia Kourtesis, CC:DISCO!, and Chaos In The CBD, as well as fast-rising newcomers Skin On Skin, Anish Kumar and Mona Yim.
Toro, based in Brooklyn, New York, represents representing artists including Anuel AA, Wisin y Yandel, and Lunay. He began his career at the legendary Latin and Tropical music agency Ralph Mercado Management, working with personalities such as Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Baretto and Tito Puente. In 1990, Toro co-founded The Relentless Agency, representing and developing contemporary Latin artists including Rubén Blades, Wisin & Yandel, Anuel AA, Marc Anthony, La India, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, Millie Quezada, and Obie Bermudez.
Dudynsky joins Wasserman in February as a Casinos & Performing Arts Centers agent based in Los Angeles. Working alongside VP Kevin Kastrup, Dudynsky will expand Wasserman’s Casinos Department to also focus on performing arts center bookings across North America. Prior to Wasserman Music, she worked at ICM Partners for 25 years, 21 of them in the agency’s Concerts Department focused on corporate and casino bookings.
Fayne is Fairs & Festivals agent based in Brooklyn, handling international festivals across the agency’s roster. In his new role he will grow the company’s global performance scope. Previously at WME for more than 10 years, he advanced from intern to festival department assistant to agent. Fayne played an integral role in globalizing the WME festival operation, starting the International Festival Department in London (with a goal of building out the department’s international arm and assembling a team of agents who became experts in their territories), while concurrently working in WME’s electronic department representing artists including: Charlotte De Witte, Polo & Pan, Mochakk, and Reinier Zonneveld.
Malcolm joins Wasserman as a Fairs & Festivals agent based in Nashville. In his new role, he will expand Wasserman’s reach and relationships, with a focus on Country & Americana events. His experience includes more than 10 years with WME’s Nashville team, where he served as an agent for artists including Chancey Williams, Catie Offerman, Smithfield, Liv Warfield, and others. During the pandemic, he held positions at Quay Entertainment in LA and CUE Audio in Nashville. Malcolm has been an active participant in the Country Music Association, the Americana Music Association, the International Entertainment Buyers Association, and the International Bluegrass Music Association.
The additions significantly expand Wasserman Music’s artist services and capabilities, creating even more opportunities for artists to connect with audiences worldwide. Working across Wasserman’s offices worldwide, these hires increase Wasserman’s access to branding, partnerships and performances and expand its artist roster.
Wasserman Music EVP & Managing Executive Lee Anderson says of the hires, “Wasserman continues to be thoughtful about ways to grow our footprint in the Music Industry and expand our ability to service our world-renowned clients. It is critical that anyone who joins our team shares our ethos, and the additions of Jake, Ollie, Juan, Natalka, Jesse and Matt do just that. We are thrilled to welcome them and their clients to the Wasserman family.”