×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Paradigm Opens Canadian Office Helmed by Ex-UTA Agent Rob Zifarelli

Paradigm Talent Agency announced today that it has opened a Canadian office, located in Toronto and helmed by veteran music agent Rob Zifarelli, who is joined by fellow agents Adam Countryman and André Guérette. The three most recently worked for UTA, which announced on Aug. 1 that it is closing its Toronto office.

Zifarelli is a 20-year veteran who won Agent Of The Year at the inaugural Live Music Industry Awards during last year’s Canadian Music Week. He’s worked extensively with artists that include Feist, Phantogram, Vance Joy, Broken Social Scene, Dashboard Confessional, Christine and the Queens, Tash Sultana and many others.

Countryman has more than a decade of experience in the concert business, working with such artists as  Arkells, A Tribe Called Red, Hey Rosetta! and Andy Shauf.

André Guérette also has more than a decade of experience and specializes in French-speaking Canada. His roster includes Patrick Watson, Bobby Bazini, Christine and the Queens, Martha Wainwright and Marie-Pierre Arthur.

Paradigm executive Tom Windish says, “Canada is an important source of creative talent for our agency. Rob, André and Adam are highly respected as seasoned and cutting edge agents. We’re excited to have their expertise on our side as we continue to strengthen our worldwide network of agents and offerings to our clients.”

Rob Zifarelli says, “We’re honored to launch Paradigm’s first Canadian office, and excited to be a part of this great agent team we’ve long admired.”

More Biz

  • Tekashi 6ix9ine Docuseries Coming From Showtime

    Tekashi 6ix9ine Docuseries Coming From Showtime and Rolling Stone

    Showtime Documentary Films today announced a new limited docuseries profiling controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. Titled “SuperVillain” and inspired by the Rolling Stone feature written by Stephen Witt, the three-part series will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez became superstar rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine — who racked up 2.6 billion streams and [...]

  • Fader Label Logo

    Fader Label Signs Two New Acts, Boosts Staff

    The Fader Label, home to Clairo, Matt and Kim and others, announced two new signings today along with three new hires on its staff. Charlie Burg and Zachary Knowles have joined the label’s talent roster, while Carson Oberg has come aboard as general manager, Yasmine Panah as project manager and Josh Hymowitz as label coordinator. They [...]

  • CBS HEADQUARTERS

    CBS-Viacom Merger Details Revealed, Shares to Trade on Nasdaq

    Negotiations between CBS and Viacom went down to the wire on the day the long-gestating transaction was finally sealed on Aug. 13. CBS Corp. and Viacom revealed the timeline of the merger talks in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday that runs more than 650 pages. Also Thursday, CBS and Viacom said the shares [...]

  • Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis

    Hipgnosis Songs Raises Another $295 Million

    Hot on the heels of its deal to acquire a catalog of 108 Timbaland copyrights, Hipgnosis Songs has raised another $295 million (£231 million) — putting its total to nearly $800 million to date. According to the announcement, a total of 231,000,000 C Shares have been placed by Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP  and J.P. Morgan [...]

  • Los Angeles Times

    L.A. Times Reaches Agreement With Guild

    The L.A. Times has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents the bulk of its non-management employees, the paper announced Wednesday. The agreement follows more than a year of negotiations. The 475 reporters, copy editors, photographers and other staff covered by the agreement must still vote for ratification. Assuming it is approved, it [...]

  • AMC TheatresShop signs, Los Angeles, America

    AMC Theatres Accused of Firing VP Who Complained of Gender Pay Gap

    A former vice president at AMC Theatres filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing the company of firing her after she complained that she was paid far less than her male peers. Tonya Mangels, who was vice president of product marketing, said that in March 2018 her supervisor inadvertently sent her a spreadsheet that included [...]

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp Trial Over Location Manager's Assault Suit Delayed to May

    Update: On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Holly Fujie ordered the trial postponed. A new trial date was set for May 11, 2020. Johnny Depp is expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom next week for a trial on a lawsuit alleging that he punched a location manager during the 2017 shoot for “City of Lies.” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content