Music Agent Matt Galle Joins CAA

After months of rumors, music agents Matt Galle, Mike Marquis and Rachel Pestik have joined CAA’s Music Touring department, the company announced Wednesday.

Galle most recently served as a member of Paradigm Talent Agency’s Music Executive Leadership Group. A 12-year veteran at that company, Galle’s client roster over the years has included Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars, My Chemical Romance, Halsey, FUN., Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Kesha, Gucci Mane, T-Pain, Taking Back Sunday, Lauv, Austin Mahone, Andy Grammar, Alec Benjamin, Why Don’t We, and Charli XCX. It was not immediately clear which artists will be coming to CAA with the new team members.

He is also the Founder and CEO of Photo Finish Records (PFR), an indie label created in 2006, which includes electronic-pop act Shaed. In 2000, he co-founded the Kenmore Agency in Boston and also co-founded the Bamboozle Music Festival, which ran from 2003 to 2012.

Marquis was most recently a Music Agent at Paradigm and COO at Photo Finish Records. He has worked with artists including Bleachers, All Time Low, and Bishop Briggs, among others. Marquis is also a partner in this summer’s Sad Summer Festival.

Rachel Pestik comes to CAA from Paradigm, where she worked with music acts such as Hayley Kiyoko, Of Monsters and Men, Taking Back Sunday, and Muna, among others.

“We are honored to have Matt, Mike, and Rachel join the team here at CAA. Many of us at CAA have worked with Matt for almost 20 years, beginning from his early days at the Kenmore Agency,” said CAA Co-Head of Contemporary Music Darryl Eaton. “We’ve always been impressed with his vision, his eye for identifying emerging artists, and his deep passion for the talented musicians he represents.

Our entire group is excited and energized by Matt, Rachel, and Mike joining us to collaborate and further build out our incredible Music department.”

“I have looked up to and respected a lot of the folks at CAA for the past two decades and so it is a pleasure to finally join the team,” added Galle. “Mike, Rachel, and I are thrilled to start this next chapter in CAA’s New York office, making our mark and walking in the door with new artists Bella Poarch, jxdn, and Nessa Barrett, with more to come. My email is turned on: [email protected]

Galle, Marquis, and Pestik will be based in CAA’s New York office.

 

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