United Talent Agency has hired agent David Klein, who leaves rival CAA after nearly 12 years.
Based in LA, Klein will become a member of UTA’s music leadership team. He’s tasked with expanding business in the music/touring space.
While at CAA, Klein worked with talent such as OneRepublic, Tori Kelly, Lana Del Rey, Gavin DeGraw, Dua Lipa and Hailee Steinfeld.
Other names he’s booked include Alex Aiono, Noah Cyrus, Atlas Genius, Midnight Oil, Neon Trees, Lifehouse, William Singe and Jack Savoretti.
UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer said: “Dave has many amazing qualities not least of which is his love of music.
“Dave is a passionate advocate and that is what artists want in today’s rapidly changing landscape. He will be a great teammate and colleague.”
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“He is a passionate advocate and that is what artists want in today’s rapidly changing landscape.
“Beyond that, he has great industry relationships and will be a great teammate and colleague.”
Klein added: “I am thrilled to be joining UTA at such an exciting time for the agency.
“The undeniable enterprising spirit of everyone at UTA is palpable, and I’m excited to start the next chapter of my career here.”
“The undeniable enterprising spirit of everyone here is palpable, and I’m excited to start the next chapter of my career here.”
Klein’s appointment is part of UTA’s continued expansion and commitment to full-service representation for its clients.
He joins a string of new hires, including comedy agent Joe Eshenbaugh, Geoff “Geespin” Gamere, Mike “Mike G” Guirguis, Bex Majors, Billy Wood, and Rob Walker.
UTA also recently brought on Greg Janese to lead the agency’s corporate and special events division, and Toni Wallace as Head of Music Brand Partnerships.
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