Geoff “Geespin” Gamere has joined United Talent Agency, taking on a role that was created especially for the music industry veteran.
Gamere will help sign talent and work to develop artists who join UTA, the agency said in a statement. He’ll also create tour packages, help with tour marketing, label and artist relations and develop brand strategies.
Gamere, who spent 16 years at iHeartMedia as a radio programmer and on-air talent, will be based in UTA’s New York offices.
“Finding and developing music talent has always been my passion,” Gamere said. “I believe that my experience as a music programmer (and) DJ, along with my artist and label relationships, will fit in perfectly with UTA’s music culture and staff.”
Gamere heads to UTA following a career at New York’s Power 105.1 (WWPR), where he was the assistant program director and music director. He helped propel the station to the top of the ratings, the UTA statement said, and developed it into one of the strongest brands in radio.
At Power, Gamere worked with top flight talent, such as Angie Martinez and DJ Clue. He also was instrumental in the creation of “The Breakfast Club,” a nationally syndicated morning show with DJ Envy, Charlemagne the God and Angela Yee. Gamere was also responsible for helping produce numerous live music events for Power 105.1, including the successful “Power Live” concert series and the station’s annual “Powerhouse.”
Prior to WWPR, Gamere was a programmer and top-rated nighttime on-air personality and DJ at his hometown station, Boston’s JAMN 94.5 (WJMN). In 2001, he created “The Launch Pad,” a two-hour weekly show dedicated to breaking new artists and music.
“Geoff is a legendary voice in the world of music radio and represents the true entrepreneurial spirit that we embrace at UTA,” said Jeremy Zimmer, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer. “His decades of industry experience make him a great addition as we continue to create new and innovative opportunities for our clients and grow UTA’s music business.”
UTA also has named Greg Janese to lead the corporate and special events division; Toni Wallace as head of music brand partnerships; and Rob Walker, Mike “Mike G” Guirguis, Bex Majors and Billy Wood as music agents.