UTA announced today that music industry leader Robert Gibbs has joined the agency as a partner and co-head of UTA’s Atlanta office.
In his new role, Gibbs will join UTA Atlanta co-heads Rich Paul, Arthur Lewis and Steve Cohen to help grow the agency’s footprint across music, sports, film, fine arts, television, podcasts and more.
Gibbs was most recently head of music at ICM Partners, where he became the first African-American head of a major agency music department. In June, CAA completed its acquisition of ICM Partners for $750 million.
“Robert’s experience in the industry, combined with his enthusiasm to help us build in Atlanta, made him the perfect choice to join UTA and our leadership team there,” says UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer.
UTA and its partner company Klutch Sports Group announced the establishment of a significant on-the-ground presence in Atlanta last September, making UTA the first among the industry’s biggest talent, sports and entertainment companies to establish a full-service base of operations in the city.
“Over the past several years the momentum at UTA has been undeniable,” said Gibbs. “Jeremy and the team have built an incredible business and culture which has resonated throughout the industry. I am excited to join at this pivotal time and help expand the company’s business in Atlanta.”
New York-based music agent Kevin Jergenson and Los Angeles-based music agent Victoria Gutierrez, who both worked closely with Gibbs at ICM on several clients, will join him at UTA. Jergenson has worked with an array of talent including Kamasi Washington, Duckwrth and Emotional Oranges, while Gutierrez has worked with artists including Rexx Life Raj, Odie and Kash Doll, among others.
Gibbs also serves on the board of A Place Called Home, a non-profit that provides children and teens living in South Central Los Angeles with the arts, educational programs, counseling and mentorship.
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