Two of the leading agents in electronic dance music have joined forces to form Connected Artists. Paragon Artists’ Panos Ayassotelis (Arty, Avicii, Cazzette, Erick Morillo) and ATM Artists’ Eli Booker (Alesso, Axwell, Axwell ? Ingrosso, Dirty South, Moby, Otto Knows, Sebastian Ingrosso) will merge their operations to create what is being billed as Europe’s largest indie EDM agency.
The combined Connected Artists agency roster will represent its cadre of international DJs, producers and EDM artists for the world, excluding North America.
Both agencies specialize in strategic touring, creating original concepts, and groundbreaking show production, with an emphasis on hard-ticketed tours, including arena-level productions and brand integration. In a joint statement, Paragon’s Ayassotelis and ATM’s Booker offered this on merging their respective operations: “We both felt we were offering the same level of boutique services to our respective artists and wanted to combine to continue to offer an ever-evolving strategy to enable our clients to achieve their professional goals. We believe Connected Artists will offer the best level of ability to enhance our artists in this space and we look forward to this move and welcoming other agents and genres to our company.’’