Robert Gibbs has joined United Talent Agency (UTA) as a Partner and Co-Head of its Atlanta office.
Gibbs appointment follows the news last month that UTA has secured fresh funding from private equity firm EQT.
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.
Last September, UTA and its partner company Klutch Sports Group announced the establishment of what it calls a “significant on-the-ground presence” in Atlanta.
The press release announcing Gibbs appointment at UTA notes that he was most recently the Head of Music at ICM Partners where he was the first African American department head of a major agency music department.
In addition to his role managing the global music division, he worked with a client list that included J. Cole, Ari Lennox, PartyNextDoor, Roy Woods, JID, Bas, Earthgang, Cozz, Lute, Omen, SoFaygo and Mike Dimes.
New York-based music agent Kevin Jergenson and LA-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 talent including Kamasi Washington, Duckwrth and Emotional Oranges, and Gutierrez has worked with a diverse roster including Rexx Life Raj, Odie and Kash Doll, among others.
Gibbs also serves on the board of A Place Called Home, a non-profit which provides children and teens living in South Central Los Angeles access to the arts, educational programs, counseling, and mentorship.
I am excited to join at this pivotal time and help expand the company’s business in Atlanta.”
“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.”
“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.”
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA
UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, said: “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.Music Business Worldwide