Paragon And ATM Merge To Create Connected Artists, Europe's Largest EDM Agency
October 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM (PT)
Two of the leading agents in Electronic Dance Music have joined forces to form a new agency, CONNECTED ARTISTS.
PARAGON ARTISTS' PANO AYASSOTELIS, whose clients include ARTY, AVICII, CAZZETTE, and ERICK MORILLO, and ATM ARTISTS’ ELI BOOKER, representing ALESSO, AXWELL INGROSSO (former SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA members), DIRTY SOUTH, MOBY, OTTO KNOWS and SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, will merge their operations to create Europe's largest indie EDM agency.
The combined CONNECTED ARTISTS roster will represent its clients for the world, excluding NORTH AMERICA, and will include a who’s-who of international DJs, producers and EDM artists.
Both agencies shared a common goal of providing world-class service to their clients, with a level of personal attention which includes strategic touring, creating original concepts and novel show production, with an emphasis on hard-ticketed tours, including arena-level productions and brand integration. CONNECTED ARTISTS will combine the strengths and goals of both agencies into a single entity.
In a joint statement, PARAGON’s AYASSOTELIS and ATM’s BOOKER revealed the keys to the decision to merge their respective agencies’ operations: “We both felt we were offering the same level of boutique services to our respective artists and wanted to combine to continue to offer an ever-evolving strategy to enable our clients to achieve their professional goals. We believe CONNECTED ARTISTS will offer the best level of ability to enhance our artists in this space and we look forward to this move and welcoming other agents and genres to our company.’'