Scott Clayton has joined WME as Partner and Co-Head of its Nashville office. Clayton will also lead the agency’s Rock division, working across WME’s global music team to identify and support rock artists and bands. Clayton was previously with CAA since 2000.
Clayton joins WME’s Nashville Co-Heads Rob Beckham, Joey Lee, Greg Oswald and Jay Williams in overseeing the daily operations for the Nashville office.
“Scott is unquestionably one of the most respected executives in the live music industry, having identified and worked with many great rock artists,” said WME’s Head of Music Marc Geiger. “We are seeing many different genres of music thriving out of Nashville right now, and with Scott’s addition we are in a great position to take advantage of the market opportunities available to us.”
“We have long admired Scott as a competitor, and are proud to now call him our colleague,” said Jay Williams, Co-Head of WME’s Nashville office. “His understanding of where the business is heading and how WME can provide even greater services to its clients make him an ideal fit. We look forward to bringing his leadership and insight to our colleagues and clients.”
“Over the course of my career I’ve been proud to watch the music community in Nashville grow into a global force,” said Clayton. “Overseeing the rock business from this city speaks to its importance and the city’s continued expansion. WME has demonstrated a strong commitment to Nashville and the rock genre, and I look forward to working to create new opportunities for all of our clients.”
During his career, Clayton has worked with some of the biggest musicians and bands in the world, including John Mayer, Dead & Company, Kings of Leon, Train, and Zac Brown Band. He is also Co-Chair of the Music City Music Council, alongside Mayor Megan Barry and Vice Chair Sally Williams of Opry Entertainment.
This announcement follows news last month that Joey Lee and Jay Williams joined Beckham and Oswald as Co-Heads of the Nashville office.
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