Talent Agency Platform Artists Launches With Star-Studded CCM Roster

Former CAA execs Bryan Myers, Tony Johnsen and Sam Schaumberg have teamed to launch the full-service talent agency Platform Artists.

Platform Artists debuts with a star-studded roster including Aaron Cole, Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Cade Thompson, Chris Renzema, Chris Tomlin, Coby James, Cochren & Co., Courtnie Ramirez, Ellie Holcomb, Jon Reddick, JUDAH, Lydia Laird, Mac Powell, Mandisa, Michael W. Smith, NEEDTOBREATHE, Newsboys, Pat Barrett, RICHLIN, Ryan Stevenson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Terrian, TobyMac, and We Are Messengers.

Myers previously worked in the Contemporary Christian Music department at CAA for 22 years. Johnsen spent the past 16 years at CAA, following 11 years as an agent at GOA. Schaumberg worked in multiple facets of the CCM industry over the past decade, including the past six years at CAA.

“We are thankful for all the support we have felt from the industry, from the artists and managers that signed on with us, to the promoters and labels,” shares Johnsen. “We are excited about this new adventure.”

Myers adds, “In a year of tremendous unpredictability and challenges, we are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the Christian music industry. I am truly excited for this new chapter in our careers. CAA was a great home for many years. We look forward to making Platform Artists a home for many more moving forward.”

“Live music has the power to change lives,” states Schaumberg. “I’m incredibly grateful for my time at CAA, and I’m thrilled to continue working alongside an incredible group of artists.”

 

 

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