Group will have offices in Philadelphia and San Diego.
Just weeks after news of their exit from UTA went public, agents Dave Shapiro, Tim Borror and Matt Andersen are ready to announce the formation of their new agency Sound Talent Group, bringing with them more than 75 combined years of experience at large scale agencies, record labels, management companies and more to the 10-person startup with offices in Philadelphia and San Diego.
"It's an incredible opportunity and the timing felt right," said Shapiro, who will lead Sound Talent Group's West Coast office, which will be based in a hangar that also houses his airplane. Joining the group are agents Beth Keith, Eric Powell and Jackie Giffune, who will serve as agency tour marketer.
"After years of working for major agencies, we have learned a lot and we got to a place where we decided that it would be great to do things on our own terms. We put clients first. It’s not just about getting the job done,” said Shapiro, who was promoted to VP at UTA following the 2015 purchase of The Agency Group. “I want us to be a part of each other’s lives and careers for the long haul. I want us to grow and find new avenues to service our clients in more fun and creative ways – not just booking tours – being a part of the business as a whole.”