WME has announced its acquirement of Nashville-based music agency, Red 11 Music. The agency’s founder and CEO, Jon Folks, joins WME as Partner, with the rest of the company’s agents, staff and clients now operating under WME.
“We have long-admired Jon and the business he has built with Red 11,” WME Nashville office co-heads, Becky Gardenhire, Joey Lee and Jay Williams, said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome Red 11’s clients to WME and connect them to our portfolio of industry best assets and capabilities.”
Joining Folk in the transition are five of Red 11’s current employees, including agent Geoff Turner, coordinators Josh Green, Dan Kuklinski and Jeremy Upton and agent assistant Lindsey Wines. Red 11’s clients over the past decade have included Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings, Muscadine Bloodline, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Giovannie & The Hired Guns and more.
“We’re thrilled to be joining WME and the incredible resources and expertise they bring to the table,” Folk said in a statement. “Our clients can expect even greater levels of service and opportunity in this exciting new chapter.”
WME’s Nashville office provides full-service representation in the city, with agents from multiple verticals including music, books, digital, sports, television and endorsements available.