Franklin, TN (October 13, 2020)
Platform Artists, a full-service talent agency, has launched and will represent Christian music artists across all live events. Platform Artists consists of veteran agents Bryan Myers, Tony Johnsen, and Sam Schaumberg, who have nearly six decades of combined experience in the Christian music industry.
Bryan Myers was previously the head of the Christian music department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he worked for 22 years. Tony Johnsen spent the last 16 years at CAA, following 11 years as an agent at GOA. Sam Schaumberg has worked in multiple facets of the Christian music industry over 10 years, including the last 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 Tony Johnsen. “We are excited about this new adventure.”
Bryan 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 Sam Schaumberg. “I’m incredibly grateful for my time at CAA, and I’m thrilled to continue working alongside an incredible group of artists.”
Platform Artists debuts with a full roster of artists. Clients include 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.