Co-Head, Music Crossover Division, United Talent Agency
Maxim Karlik spearheads the Music Crossover division at leading global talent, entertainment and sports company, United Talent Agency (UTA). Karlik works at the intersection of music, film and television with a focus on soundtracks, original songs for visual media, and music-driven content. He works with artists such as DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and many more. Maxim also represents several of the world’s best songwriters including Savan Kotecha, Philip Lawrence, and Bret McKenzie, as well as record producers such as Harvey Mason jr. (CEO of the Recording Academy), Marius de Vries (La La Land), and Timbaland. His roster includes some of the most in-demand Film/TV music supervisors such as Stephanie Diaz-Matos who runs Issa Rae’s Music Supervision Company, Raedio, Emmy-Nominated supervisor Brienne Rose (Russian Doll), and Rob Lowry, music supervisor of the new Gossip Girl Reboot on HBO Max.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Karlik started in the UTA Mailroom in 2011 and worked as an assistant in both the Motion Picture Literary and Talent departments before moving onto the desk of UTA’s CEO Jeremy Zimmer. Zimmer hand-picked Karlik to lead the Music Crossover group after learning of his passion for both music and film. In 2018, Karlik was named one of IQ Magazine’s ‘New Bosses’ and in August of 2021 was featured on Hits Magazine’s list of ‘Noisemakers: Raising the Bar’.
Karlik barely graduated from Monash University with a degree in Finance. He spent one semester abroad at the University of Arizona and thoroughly enjoyed whatever he remembers.
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