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Zedeck, a former CAA agent and most recently Live Nation's president of global talent, is heading back to the agency world with United Talent
By IQ on 20 Jul 2017
Industry veteran David Zedeck has joined United Talent Agency (UTA) to oversee its global music business.
Zedeck (pictured) – most recently Live Nation’s executive vice-president/president of global talent and artist development – will be based in UTA’s Los Angeles headquarters, and also becomes a partner in the agency and a special advisor to its board of directors.
He joined Live Nation in 2012 from CAA, where his roster included One Direction, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Jonas Brothers.
“We are excited to have a professional of David’s standing lead our team of great agents and executives,” says UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. “His vision of full-service representation meshes exactly with where we have been taking the department. His track record of developing artists, his passion for music and his understanding of how to use all the resources of an agency make David the perfect leader for our future.”
“His vision of full-service representation meshes exactly with where we have been taking the department”
Zedeck adds: “Joining UTA during a period when its music business is accelerating is an amazing opportunity. UTA has a commitment to developing artists and helping them create platforms to share their music with fans around the world. Throughout my career I have been dedicated to working with artists to grow their global audience, so I’m very excited to return to the agency business to lead UTA’s music group.”
Other recent hires for UTA, which bought UK-based The Agency Group (TAG) in August 2015, include Greg Janese from Paradigm, David Klein from CAA and Bex Majors, Billy Wood and Mike Guirguis from CAA, WME and NiteVision, respectively.
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