2024 Impact 50 Honoree: Rob Gibbs

United Talent Agency

FIRST JOB IN THE BIZ: Intern at boutique agency WRProductions
MENTOR: Dennis Ashley


As co-head of UTA’s new Atlanta office and specifically representing the music side, Rob Gibbs continues to demonstrate strong leadership at a major talent agency while also representing artists at a high level, with clients including J. Cole, Chris Brown, Ari Lennox and PARTYNEXTDOOR and many others.

Longtime client and major hip-hop figure J. Cole just wrapped a 17-date co-headline arena run with Drake, the second leg of “It’s All a Blur Tour,” titled “Big as the What?” which sold out in secondary and tertiary markets across the country. The J. Cole-curated Dreamville festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, endures as one of the few annual large-scale, artist-curated festivals in the U.S. and reported an economic impact of more than $145 million on the local community.

Chris Brown’s “The 11:11” U.S. arena tour kicks off in June, with “blockbuster business selling out multiple nights,” according to Gibbs, following a European run last year that moved 375,000 tickets and included six sold-out nights at The O2 in London, three nights at Accor Arena in Paris, three nights at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and three nights at 3Arena in Dublin.

Other busy clients include J.I.D, who will be supporting 21 Savage on his upcoming amphitheater run this summer, while Offset embarked on his first ever solo tour in support of his sophomore album, Set It Off. The “SET IT OFF TOUR” kicked off on March 10, making stops across 17 U.S. cities.

Marking one year since the opening of the UTA Atlanta office, Gibbs says he’s “proud to see our growth and our team that we are building in such an important market.”

On the touring side, he notes “we just went onsale with PARTYNEXTDOOR’s headline tour that is selling out multiple nights around the country that kicks off June 19th in Phoenix.” Gibbs adds that the “touring business is as healthy as it’s ever been and continues to grow rapidly. See no slowing down.”