WME has announced the acquisition of Nashville-based music agency Red 11 Music. As part of the transaction, Red 11 Music and their Founder & CEO Jon Folk will officially join WME as Partner. Red 11 agents, staff and clients will now operate under WME.
In just over a decade, Red 11 Music has grown a renowned roster of clients in the Americana genre, including Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings, Muscadine Bloodline, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Giovannie & The Hired Guns and many others.
“We have long-admired Jon and the business he has built with Red 11. Jon and his team have a proven track record of success, and we look forward to working with them to grow the Americana genre even further,” says WME’s Nashville office Co-Heads Becky Gardenhire, Joey Lee and Jay Williams. “We are excited to welcome Red 11’s clients to WME and connect them to our portfolio of industry best assets and capabilities.”
“We’re thrilled to be joining WME and the incredible resources and expertise they bring to the table,” shares Folk. “Our clients can expect even greater levels of service and opportunity in this exciting new chapter.”
Five current Red 11 employees will be joining Folk in the transition to WME, including agent Geoff Turner, coordinators Josh Green, Dan Kuklinski and Jeremy Upton, and agent assistant Lindsey Wines.
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