Scott Clayton Joins UTA As Co-Head Of Global Music and Partner

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Scott Clayton was announced as UTA co-head of global music and partner on Monday.

Scott Clayton officially has a new job. Less than a month after departing WME, the veteran agent was announced as UTA co-head of global music and partner.

Clayton joins existing UTA co-heads of global music Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck.

“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,” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer in a statement. “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.”

“Over the past few years, I have witnessed the incredible job UTA has done to expand and elevate the music department,” Clayton said in a statement of his own. “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.”

Clayton, who moved to WME in 2017 after a 17-year stint as co-head of CAA’s Nashville office, has guided touring careers for the likes of John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Dead & Company, Train and My Morning Jacket.

His hiring follows a flurry of promotions and acquisitions at UTA, along with the agency’s opening of a new Nashville headquarters in June.

“We are excited to have Scott join us as a co-head of the music group,” Zedeck and Kirby Yoh said in a joint statement. “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‚Äôs careers and we look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to build our team and do great work for our clients.”