• Donny Willis

The Live Music Roster of Paradigm is now owned by Wasserman Music.

Following the completion of the acquisition of Paradigm Talent Agency's North American live music representation company, Wasserman Music has launched. Casey Wasserman, chairman and CEO of Wasserman, made the announcement.

Wasserman Music has joined the Wasserman family, along with its illustrious roster of musicians. Wasserman's company is built on the intersection of sports, entertainment, lifestyle marketing, culture, and music, which has fuelled his success for nearly two decades. Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Dave Matthews Band, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Phish, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, Kaytranada, Normani, Run the Jewels, Tash Sultana, Diplo, DJ Snake, Flume, Jack Harlow, ODESZA, and Skr

Casey Wasserman, his current executive management team, and a seasoned group of executive agents will lead Wasserman Music, which will be structured as a unit of the larger Wasserman organization. On a day-to-day basis, Marty Diamond, Jonathan Levine, Jackie Nalpant, Sam Hunt, Corrie Martin, Lee Anderson, and Matt Rodriguez will be responsible for executive oversight of the company. Tom Windish, Joe Rosenberg, and Lori Feldman will complete the team, providing corporate growth, organizational, and marketing support, as well as experience and connections in operating and incorporating all forms of branded entertainment. The company will start with a healthy balance sheet and over 130 employees.

As the live entertainment industry recovers in 2021 and 2022, the company expects to grow aggressively.

“I've had the privilege of working alongside this extraordinary group of individuals to create a roadmap for success, and I'm constantly impressed by their tenacity and concern for both their clients and the business. But most importantly, we're all committed to fostering a forward-thinking community so that this new company accurately represents the artists and fans we serve,” says Wasserman. “This is an exciting opportunity to develop new meaningful and impactful partnerships between the family of brands and talent that Wasserman currently represents, and I am looking forward to getting started.”

Wasserman Music has made a commitment to being a more inclusive business, and as a first step, has formed a partnership with Color Of Change, a national advocacy organization. The agency is one of the first industry leaders to sign on to the organization's #ChangeMusic Roadmap, an effort that encourages music industry leaders to go beyond words and intentions to take concrete steps toward social justice. Additionally, as they strive to represent a more inclusive industry, Wasserman Music will have wide access to the resources, ideas, and social change initiatives championed by Wasserman's Inclusion Council and its women-focused team, The Collective.