To beef up its independent music roster, Paradigm has hired agents Matt Galle and Andrew Ellis, who bring with them a roster of clients that includes My Chemical Romance and Dashboard Confessional.

Galle and Ellis were both principals in the Ellis Industries agency before moving to Paradigm. The agents decided independently of one another to join the tenpercentery. They will work out of Paradigm’s New York offices.

Ellis Industries was formed in 2000. Galle co-founded the Kenmore Agency in 2000 in Boston, then moved to New York in March 2003 to join Ellis Industries.

Company’s roster includes Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Boys Like Girls, Circa Survive, Thrice and New Found Glory.

Paradigm’s roster already includes the Dave Matthews Band, Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas, Toby Keith, Aerosmith, Coldplay, Snoop Dogg, Arctic Monkeys, Sarah McLachlan and O.A.R.

Paradigm purchased Little Big Man Booking two years ago and acquired Monterey Peninsula Artists in 2004.