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It’s official: Geoff Meall joins Coda

The former Agency Group/UTA UK MD says he is "delighted to start the next chapter of my agency life" at Coda Agency

By IQ on 08 Jan 2018

Geoff Meall at the ILMC 27 Gala Dinner

Meall at the ILMC 27 Gala Dinner


Senior booking agent Geoff Meall, who left his role as head of United Talent Agency (UTA)’s London office at the end of 2017, today officially confirmed his move to Coda Agency, becoming the latest high-profile hire for the fast-growing UK agency.

Meall, who has steered the live careers of Muse, Paramore, Idlewild, the Pogues and Sum 41, was formerly MD of The Agency Group (TAG), which was acquired by UTA in 2015. He says he is “delighted to start the next chapter of my agency life”.

Meall joins other recent hires Natasha Bent, also formerly of TAG/UTA, and Clementine Bunel, most recently of ATC Live, at London-based Coda, which is aligned with US full-service powerhouse Paradigm.

“Once I made the decision to make a move, there was only really one choice,” he comments. “Coda, in my opinion, [is] the most dynamic agency in the business. Their A&R signings and successes over the last few years have been unparallelled. They have the benefits of their partnerships with Paradigm, X-ray and ITG yet retain a maverick and independent culture.

“Once I made the decision to make a move, there was only really one choice”

“It’s also a fun place to work, and that should always be the first priority. I’m excited to be part of the future of Coda.”

Coda partner Alex Hardee adds: “Its fills us with great pride that someone of Geoff’s experience, influence and standing in the music industry has joined Coda. He will bring a breadth of musical knowledge to Coda that will only complement and strengthen the existing management team.

“It’s a shame he is a Scouser, otherwise it would have been the perfect addition!”

Coda’s roster includes Liam Gallagher, The xx, Imagine Dragons, Sia, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ellie Goulding, Take That, the Prodigy, Bon Iver, Chvrches, Shawn Mendes, Years & Years, Bastille and Fever Ray

 


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