Janese, Guirguis, Majors and Ward Join UTA

The talent agency looks to beef up its U.S. and International presence

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: March 15, 2017

Greg_Janese_2_copy1.jpgGreg Janese

Greg Janese has joined UTA as head of corporate and special events. Janese comes to UTA from Paradigm, where he was employed for 12 years and headed the corporate and special event division. Prior to joining Paradigm, Janese was president of TBA Entertainment Corporation. He joined TBA after selling Avalon Entertainment Group, a company he co-founded, to the entertainment group. Janese will be based out of Nashville.

"A friend of mine asked if I would be interested in having a conversation with Jeremy Zimmer," said Janese about his new role at UTA. "I was not looking to make a move, but I was very interested in finding out more about UTA. I have long thought the agency business was changing, but I just couldn’t put a definition to how. One conversation with Jeremy, and understanding his vision, gave me great perspective and I wanted to dive in."

Janese said he and UTA are a good fit. "UTA was looking for someone who could build out the corporate and special event department and help take it to the next level," he said. "With my longtime experience in the space it was honestly a perfect fit, and the entrepreneurial vibe of UTA was very appealing."

"The number one goal is to aggressively sell our roster to the corporate event market," he said. "We have many great artists that are perfect for these kind of shows, and I can't wait to help elevate and grow the division."

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Mike Guirguis

Mike Guirguis is joining UTA, where he will focus on creating new opportunities for artists, including establishing new partnerships across all areas of entertainment and building new businesses around clients. Most recently, Guirguis was the founder of NiteVision Management where he managed artists Chris Brown, Teyana,Taylor, DJ Sourmilk and Dave Aude among others. Guirguis also was a member of the management team for R&B artist Akon. Prior to NiteVision, Guirguis was a senior radio executive at Emmis Communications. He began his career as an executive at iHeartRadio KOST 103.5 FM. Guirguis will be based in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Bex_Majors_UTA_6518-1.jpgBex Majors 

UK agent Bex Majors has joined UTA’s international booking department. Majors began her music industry career as a promoter in Cardiff, Wales. She then went on to become the in-house promoter at Cardiff Barfly, followed by a stint as booking agent at UK dance music promoter Helter Skelter in 2005. In 2006, she joined CAA. Majors will be based out of the agency’s Beverly Hills, Calif., office.

 

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Billy Wood

UK music agent Billy Wood has joined UTA and will book international dates from UTA’s London office. Wood began his talent agent career in 2007 at Create Music.  He moved on to Mission Control Artist Agency in 2009. In 2010, Wood joined William Morris Endeavor (WME)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: March 15, 2017