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UTA announced appoint of Scott Clayton as Co-Head of music

By | Published on Tuesday 16 November 2021

Scott Clayton

Talent agency UTA in the US has announced that Scott Clayton is joining the company as Co-Head of its Global Music Division. He joins from rival agency WME.

Nashville-based Clayton will work alongside UTA’s other Co-Heads of music – Sam Kirby Yoh in New York and David Zedeck in LA – who, the agency says, will “together create a powerhouse leadership trio spanning UTA’s New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville music hubs and further solidify the agency’s reach across all music genres”.

Commenting on the agency’s new hire, UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer says: “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. 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”.

Meanwhile, Kirby Yoh and Zedeck add in a joint statement: “We are excited to have Scott join us as a Co-Head of the music group. 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’s careers and we look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to build our team and do great work for our clients”.

And Clayton himself chips in: “Over the past few years, I have witnessed the incredible job UTA has done to expand and elevate the music department. 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”.