Agate Entertainment is dedicated to building artists' careers and helping them navigate the wonderful world of entertainment and beyond, strategically and intelligently. The company was founded in 2016 by Frances Zapanta, an industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Jason Derulo, Muse, Yuna, Carnage, and Theophilus London.
Frances started out by passing around flyers after shows in LA fueled by a pure love of music and artists. Alongside working on her B.A. in Communication Studies at Cal State Northridge, she worked at companies including Capitol Records, Interscope/Universal Music Group, The International Music Feed, and ARTISTdirect.com, doing everything from compiling press kits, organizing Radio and Sales reports for Executives, and helping choose music videos for programming.
She worked at Warner Bros. Records from 2009 - 2011 in the Radio Promotion Department with artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Avenged Sevenfold, Jason Derulo, and the Black Keys. Being a part of Jason Derulo's first hit singles and seeing him grow to a household name was incredibly rewarding. Later, she transitioned into the management sector at Indie-Pop for over four years, managing artists such as Carnage, Yuna, Theophilus London, KYLE aka superduperkyle, Lincoln Jesser, The Cataracs, and many others. This was in addition to day-to-day office management, ranging from finances to IT to travel organization, etc.
Currently, she independently manages and provides consultation to artists and beyond. Managing creatives and giving a voice to their work is something she is incredibly passionate about. She welcomes the chance to collaborate with talented musicians, artists, labels, and other creative companies.