NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Longtime CAA booking agent Scott Clayton has abruptly resigned from a senior posst at the agency to sign on as partner at WME.
According to Billboard, Clayton will be based in the company’s Nashville offices where he will be a co-head and oversee the company’s rock division.
Clayton, who had been with CAA since the early 1990s, served as one of five co-heads of the music department at CAA’s Nashville office where he oversaw a roster that included clients such as Dead & Company, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, and Gov’t Mule.
It was unclear at the time of publication which of Clayton’s clients would transition with him to WME.
“Over the course of my career I’ve been proud to watch the music community in Nashville grow into a global force,” Clayton said in a statement provided to Billboard. “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.”