Scott Clayton has joined world expertise, leisure, and sports activities firm UTA as Co-Head of its Global Music Division, and as a Partner.
Clayton will tackle his function alongside present UTA Global Music Co-Heads Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck.
Clayton joins UTA from WME, the place he was a Partner and Co-Head of the company’s music division.
Clayton has helped information the touring careers of John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Dead & Company, Train, My Morning Jacket, Michael Franti, Rodrigo y Gabriela and extra.
Based in Nashville, Clayton beforehand labored at CAA for 17 years as a Co-Head of its Nashville workplace, served as the Co-Chair with the Mayor of Nashville of town’s Music City Music Council, and is a member of the Nashville Public Radio Board of Directors.
Clayton’s rent follows a collection of strikes that UTA’s Music Division has revamped the previous yr.
New hires embrace brokers Jeffrey Hasson, Brett Saliba, Matt Korn, and Emily Wright, who’re primarily based in Nashville; brokers Matt Meyer and Robbie Brown, primarily based in Los Angeles; Director of Creative Strategy Rebecca Prochnik and brokers Carlos Abreu and Matt Lee, primarily based in London.
In March, the corporate additionally acquired the United Kingdom-based Echo Location Talent Agency, based and led by Obi Asika, who now serves as Co-Head of UTA’s UK workplace alongside Neil Warnock.
“Scott is the epitome of what we look for in a leader at UTA.”
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA CEO, mentioned: “Scott is the epitome of what we look for in a leader at UTA: he is a strong advocate for artists and has a long history of supporting and mentoring colleagues.
“Sam and David have done a great job building a world-class team and we are very excited for Scott to join us as we continue to grow our music practice.”
“[Scott] is a relentless champion for his clients, and we know that he will bring that same energy to UTA.”
Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck
Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck collectively added, “We are excited to have Scott join us as a Co-Head of the music group.
“He is a relentless champion for his clients, and we know that he will bring that same energy to UTA.
“He is a dedicated leader who has played a significant role in building so many people’s careers and we look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to build our team and do great work for our clients.”
“I am very excited to be joining a company that has built a culture that is grounded in transparency.”
Scott Clayton, mentioned: “Over the past few years, I have witnessed the incredible job UTA has done to expand and elevate the music department.
“Sam, David, and the team have shown true innovation and leadership during this unprecedented time and have really delivered for their artists across all genres.
“I am very excited to be joining a company that has built a culture that is grounded in transparency with colleagues and in service to clients.”Music Business Worldwide