UIA Talent Agency & ADA Artists Management Announce Merger

By Logan Martell

UIA Talent Agency and ADA Artist Management have announced the merger of their two companies. Continuing under the name of UIA Talent Agency, the company will represent a broad range of professionals in the opera, music, and theater industry.

Bringing together the resources and expertise of its constituent companies, the new UIA will be continue to be headed by Founder and President Vanessa Uzan, who also leads the classical music practice areas, with ADA Founder Ana De Archuleta serving as Strategic Advisor. Former UIA Managing Director Aaron Sanko will become CEO of the new entity, as well as lead the theatre, film, television, and literary practice areas. All three will be equity partners in the new entity.

“This is an exciting time for us as we join forces to create a stronger, more dynamic agency that will better serve our clients,” said Uzan in an official press statement. “We have always been committed to representing the best and most diverse talent in the industry, and this merger will enable us to expand our reach and provide even more opportunities for our clients to succeed.”

“By joining our resources with UIA, we will be able to provide a more comprehensive range of services to our clients, from talent management to production support,” added De Archuleta. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Vanessa and her team and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead.

“I am thrilled with where this strategic growth positions the agency and our clients in the rapidly evolving entertainment industry. We’re uniquely poised to provide individualized attention to multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary artists, now with a more global reach and increased specialization with the addition of new team members.”

The agreement was signed on May 5, 2023, and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. All current artists represented by either company will now be represented by the new UIA, with existing contracts to be honored.