UTA Adds Music Agents Jeffrey Hasson And Matt Meyer

– Jeffrey Hasson and Matt Meyer

Jeffrey Hasson and Matt Meyer have joined the UTA family, working out of Nashville and Los Angeles respectively. Both come most recently from Paradigm.
“Jeffrey and Matt have impeccable track records of identifying and developing emerging artists and creating unique opportunities for their clients,” David Zedeck, Co-Head of UTA’s Music department, said in a statement. “Jeffrey is well-respected within the Nashville music community, and Matt has his finger firmly on the pulse for the next generation of hitmakers. We are thrilled to welcome both of them to our team.”
Over the years Hasson has worked with Young The Giant, Tori Kelly, Surfaces, Jamey Johnson, Dashboard Confessional, Dayglow, Blues Traveler, Coin, and Ruston Kelly. He had been with Monterey Peninsula Artists from 2003 up to that agency’s acquisition by Paradigm in 2004. MPA became integrated within Paradigm by 2007. 
“I’m so excited to join the UTA team, and a music department with such great momentum. The company’s perseverance and navigation through these trying times has been very admirable,” Hasson said in a statement. “I can’t wait to share all of UTA’s incredible cross-department resources with my clients to help elevate their business.”
Meyer’s previous clients include Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Dicky, Don Toliver, Tinashe, Yungblud, Cash Cash, Eden, and The Knocks. He previously worked with AM Only, which was also acquired by Paradigm in 2017.

Most of the clients mentioned above are expected to make the jump to UTA, including Machine Gun Kelly, whose latest album, Tickets To My Downfall, debuted at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart.

“I am grateful to be joining the team at UTA during a time when they have showcased real innovation and done amazing work on behalf of their clients,” Meyer said in a statement.  “Everyone has been extremely supportive of this next chapter in my career and I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to both expand my clients’ passions outside of music and creating a great touring business.”
UTA has been making a slew of moves in the last several weeks. Last week the company announced 35 promotions across multiple divisions. The week prior to that, in a major shakeup, Samtha Kirby Yoh joined David Zedeck as Co-Head of Music, coming over from WME.
In the beginning of September, UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer notified the company that all employees who had taken pay cuts in cost-saving measures would have their salaries restored, but 50 more staff would be furloughed.