WME’s Nashville Office Promotes Three

Pictured (L-R): Haley Teske, Emily LaRose, & Marissa Smith. Photo: WME

Marissa Smith, Emily LaRose and Haley Teske have been promoted to music agents in WME’s Nashville office.

Smith began her career at WME in 2016 after graduating from the University of South Florida. Most recently, she served as an assistant to Scott Clayton, Co-Head of WME’s Nashville office. In 2018, she spearheaded several social action events and initiatives, including Party at the Polls, a first-of-its-kind concert and voter turnout rally at Ascend Amphitheater. Smith joins the music department in the newly-created position of Social Action agent. She will be booking clients across all genres for various charity, political, and social action events.

LaRose began her agency career at APA in 2013 after graduating from the University of Arizona. She later moved to CAA before joining WME in 2017, along with several artists and executives from CAA, including Scott Clayton. Most recently she assisted Clayton with the national and international touring for several headlining acts including John Mayer, Dead & Company, Kings of Leon, Train and many others. LaRose joins the music department as a Booking agent in country music.

Teske began her career at WME in 2013 after graduating from Purdue University. She spent over three years assisting in the booking of arenas and amphitheaters in the Northeast and Canada. Most recently she worked on the national touring for several headlining artists on WME’s country roster including Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, and Vince Gill. Teske joins the country music department as a Booking agent in country music.


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