EDM mega-manager Amy Thomson has expanded her ATM Artists to L.A., and welcomed three new team members, Billboard has learned.
Joining the company’s new L.A. office are Zee Zandi, a veteran of the Las Vegas nightlife business; Nima Nasseri, a dance industry fixture; and Lauren Linck, also a Vegas import.
As Vice President of Brand Development and Entertainment, Zandi will head up the company's efforts in Las Vegas, which have already seen the opening of Cirque du Soleil-themed nightclub Light and outdoor pool venue Daylight. In 2014, new global venues and events will be added to the roster, as will the launching of brands owned by ATM clients. Zandi has held top positions at several Vegas nightlife companies including The Light Group, Angel Management Group (AMG), and most recently Wynn Las Vegas, where she held the title of Director of Nightlife Entertainment.
"I could not be more excited to partner with Amy, someone who is just as passionate about the music and the artists as I am," Zandi said in a release. "I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us."
Nasseri, who has managed artists (Henrix), labels (Star 69) and events (under a partnership with Live Nation) during his career, will head up the L.A. management team, covering existing ATM clients and the launch of a Publishing & Label division later this year. He’s also starting the band division of the roster, including hotly tipped Some Kinda Wonderful and Ruben Haze. Linck, who managed social media for AMG, will serve as L.A. Director of Marketing, overseeing marketing initiatives for all ATM clientele.
With what it calls a “two-headed approach” to entertainment, ATM both represents artists – like Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Moby – and develops music-centered marketing programs on behalf of brands and other entities. Clients have included Kanye West, Volvo, Absolut, Miller and Disney. Thomson also serves as an advisor to Ron Burkle’s private equity firm Yucaipa Companies.