To better align itself within the dance music industry, United Talent Agency (UTA) has purchased Circle Talent Agency for an undisclosed amount. Circle Talent Agency's touring division will not be moving over to UTA. 

Circle Talent Agency's roster boasts chart-topping acts like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and more. They will now become united with UTA's clients, which include artists like Post Malone, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Lenny Kravitz, G-Eazy, DJ Khaled, Mariah Carey, and many more. 

Circle Talent Agency confirmed that the electronic music agents will be moving under UTA's leadership. It's estimated that fewer than 10 employees were laid off from the touring division.

“The acquisition of Circle Talent Agency is a tremendous addition for UTA as we continue to build momentum in our music business,” said UTA Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Zimmer. “Electronic music is now a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest-growing genres. Having Circle, its talented agents and incredible roster under our umbrella, immediately establishes a major connection for us with the next generation of music fans, and UTA as a leader in the dance space.”

Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble, Circle Talent Agency's founders, expressed their excitement for UTA's acquisition of their company: “We have watched UTA evolve into a major entertainment company with global reach and we felt now was the perfect time to combine our resources to provide even greater opportunities for our clients. We’re excited to join a growing music team that shares our client-first values.”

Circle Talent Agency was founded by Gordon and Gimble back in 1998. In 2012, the two founded Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado. They then purchased Ten in One Talent agency in 2015.

H/T: Variety, Billboard

Related

Apple Shazam

Industry News Round-Up: Net Neutrality, Apple Purchases Shazam, and More

It has been quite an eventful week, yet again, for the music industry as well as the world.

ATLiens press photo

The Rise of ATLiens [Interview]

The mysterious trap duo has just signed with United Talent Agency. So, how do they keep their identities private?

Apple

Industry News Round-Up: Apple's Shazam Purchase Being Investigated, Jóhann Jóhannsson's Passing, & More

Apple's purchase of Shazam is being investigated by regulators in Europe.

beatport

Industry News Round-Up: Women are Paid Less Than Men in Music, Beatport Purchases Pulselocker, & More

Women have proven time and time again that they provide tremendous value to the music industry. It's time the industry (and world) pay them as such.

marshmello

Marshmello has Signed with WME after Leaving UTA

Mello's time with United Talent Agency is no more.

Marshmello

Legendary Monstercat Reaches Milestone, Achieves Platinum with Marshmello's 'Alone'

This is a massive success for the iconic independent electronic music label and Marshmello.

Datsik

Industry News Round-Up: Datsik's Sexual Harassment, iHeartMedia Files for Bankruptcy, & More

Datsik's career is (probably) over. iHeartMedia has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival Lawsuit Settled Between Organizers and Talent, Including Major Lazer and Disclosure

A trustee has collected $360,000 in returned expenses from Fyre Festival's talent lineup.