Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has announced that veteran agent Jeff Krones has been promoted to Co-Head of CAA Nashville Music.
Krones works with some of CAA’s high-profile clients such as Dan + Shay, Twenty One Pilots, Brett Young, Needtobreathe, and NF, among many others. He has helped build out the agency’s broader country music roster, in addition to other areas. He joins Nashville Music Co-Heads Marc Dennis, Brian Manning, and Darin Murphy in his new role.
Krones began his career as an intern at CAA in 2004 and was promoted to Agent in 2007. He was elected to the Board of the Academy of Country Music in 2017, and has been featured in many distinguished lists from Pollstar and Billboard. Krones lended his expertise in a story about his client Dan + Shay’s return to the road for MusicRow‘s recently released Touring & Next Big Thing Issue.
“I’m honored to join my fellow Co-Heads in helping to build on our success in Nashville. As a team, we’re passionate about discovering, developing, and serving a wide range of artists that touch many different genres and cultures,” says Krones. “I’m fortunate to have spent my entire career at CAA, surrounded by the best agents, and I’m excited by the opportunity to help shape our future.”
Additionally, CAA announced that Bruno Del Granado has been promoted to Head of the agency’s global Latin Music touring group. Based in Miami, Del Granado joined the agency in 2013 from RM Entertainment Group, which he formed in partnership with Ricky Martin. Previously, he founded Entertainment Media Factory, Inc. a music, television, and film production and programming company specializing in content for Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
“Today’s appointments of two superbly talented new leaders attest to the tremendous momentum CAA is experiencing across our touring business,” shares CAA’s Head of Music, Rob Light. “Jeff and Bruno’s individual instincts, taste, and experience have made them world-class agents, and we look forward to them expanding their impact for clients and CAA in their new leadership roles.”