Canada CEO Jack Ross is one of those affected by the closure
Canada CEO Jack Ross is one of those affected by the closure

UTA Closing Its Canadian Operations

United Talent Agency is closing its Canadian office on Berkeley Street in Toronto, according to a memo obtained by Variety.

The internal disclosure, sent by UTA head Jeremy Zimmer on Aug. 1, reads: “Now, after considering where we see the strongest prospects for continued growth, we have made the decision to take additional steps to focus our global music practice in the U.S. and UK.

"This will mainly impact our colleagues in Toronto, where we will be closing that office over the coming months. We’re taking this step after careful consideration, and we recognize it’s a tough one for our colleagues there. They are talented professionals who we’ve collaborated with for many years and who have contributed to our success. We are incredibly grateful to every one of them.”

UTA’s Canadian office has employed 23, including executive officers Jack Ross, Ralph James, and Rob Zifarelli.

Its roster of Canadian acts includes Nickelback, Marianas Trench, Dean Brody, Terri Clark, Skydiggers, Bahamas, 54:40, Billy Talent, City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, Alexisonfire, Sam Roberts Band, Doc Walker, Trailer Park Boys, I Mother Earth, Hey Rosetta, Walk Off The Earth, and Monster Truck.

According to Billboard, UTA plans to shift some Canadian acts to the company's offices to New York, Los Angeles, and London.

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