Panos Ayassotelis’s Paragon Artists and Eli Booker’s ATM Artists have recently announced a massive company merger. The two companies are combining to form a single collaborative agency known as Connected Artists, a European indie agency focusing on electronic dance music. The newly formed Connected Artists roster will represent a list of who’s-who in the world of international DJs, producers and various EDM artists, with Paragon Artists representing names such as Arty, Avicii, Cazzette, Erick Morillo and ATM bringing talent like Alesso, Axwell Ingrosso, Dirty South, Moby, Otto Knows and Sebastian Ingrosso to the table. 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. Together, Connected Artists maintains that it will be the largest indie EDM agency in Europe.
In a joint statement, Paragon’s Ayassotelis and ATM’s Booker discussed the decision to merge their respective agencies’ 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.”