Scott Clayton has joined global talent, entertainment, and sports company UTA as Co-Head of its Global Music Division, and as a Partner.
Clayton will take on his role alongside existing UTA Global Music Co-Heads Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck.
Clayton joins UTA from WME, where he was a Partner and Co-Head of the agency’s music division.
Clayton has helped guide the touring careers of John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Dead & Company, Train, My Morning Jacket, Michael Franti, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more.
Based in Nashville, Clayton previously worked at CAA for 17 years as a Co-Head of its Nashville office, served as the Co-Chair with the Mayor of Nashville of the city’s Music City Music Council, and is a member of the Nashville Public Radio Board of Directors.
Clayton’s hire follows a series of moves that UTA’s Music Division has made over the past year.
New hires include agents Jeffrey Hasson, Brett Saliba, Matt Korn, and Emily Wright, who are based in Nashville; agents Matt Meyer and Robbie Brown, based in Los Angeles; Director of Creative Strategy Rebecca Prochnik and agents Carlos Abreu and Matt Lee, based in London.
In March, the company also acquired the United Kingdom-based Echo Location Talent Agency, founded and led by Obi Asika, who now serves as Co-Head of UTA’s UK office alongside Neil Warnock.
“Scott is the epitome of what we look for in a leader at UTA.”
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA CEO, said: “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 jointly 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, said: “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