William Morris Endeavor IMG has announced the acquisition of Australian booking agency Artist Voice. Founded in 2010 by Brett Murrihy and Matt Gudinski as part of Mushroom Group, the company books artists throughout Australia and Asia, and now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Artists on its roster include 5 Seconds Of Summer, Chvrches, Tegan & Sara, Empire Of The Sun, Neil Finn and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Announcing the deal, WME's Head Of Music Marc Geiger said: "We have admired what Brett has built at Artist Voice, and are incredibly excited to welcome him and his team to WME IMG. We share the same passion for our artists and entrepreneurial approach to business that made this partnership a natural fit. This addition will help us continue to elevate the level of service we are committed to providing our clients around the world". Artist Voice will be absorbed into WME IMG's music division, with Murrihy given the role of Head Of Asia Pacific For Music.