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Monterey International Spins OFF MPA

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Prior to Monterey Peninsula Artists’ acquisition by Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency (CelebrityAccess, November 1, 2004), its Chicago branch quietly spun off and became an independent company, reverting back to its Monterey International moniker of 12 years ago with a 12-person staff and a 58-artist roster.

Monterey International agents include partners Paul Goldman, Ron Kaplan and Garry Buck, and Maria Matias, Brodie Becker and Ryan Owens. Agent assistants include Josh Brinkman (Ron Kaplan, Garry Buck) and Joshua Knight (Paul Goldman, Maria Matias). Goldman and Matias are located in MI’s new Carmel, CA office: PO Box 297, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 and can be reached at (831) 625-6300; FAX: (831) 625-6335. MI’s Chicago address and contact numbers remain the same. E-mail address format is: first

Among Monterey International’s 58 artists are Acoustic Alchemy, Buddy Guy, The Flatlanders, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Ely, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, The Johnny Clegg Band, Joss Stone, Keb’ Mo’, Larry Carlton, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, olu dara, Peter Cetera, Queensryche, Shelby Lynne, Spyro Gyra, Susan Tedeschi and Taj Mahal. Bonnie Raitt is a new signing. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Monterey Peninsula Artists / Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency and Monterey International’s staff, contact information, and rosters are now totally updated in CelebrityAccess/EventWire's database.