WME Promotes Three to Agent in Nashville

Haley Teske, Emily LaRose & Marissa Smith
Courtesy of WME

Haley Teske, Emily LaRose and Marissa Smith

Marissa Smith, Emily LaRose and Haley Teske are taking on new roles.

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

Smith will join the music department in the newly created position of social action agent where she will book clients across all genres for various charity, political and social action events. 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 has been with WME since 2016 when she graduated from University of Southern Florida and previously served as an assistant to co-head of WME’s Nashville office Scott Clayton.

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 Clayton. LaRose will join the music department as a booking agent in country music. Her promotion follows her assisting Clayton with the national and international touring for several headlining acts including John Mayer, Dead & Company, Kings of Leon, Train and many others.

Teske most recently 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’s promotion will see her move up to a booking agent in country music. The new agent began her career at WME in 2013 after graduating from Purdue University. She spent more than three years assisting in the booking arenas and amphitheaters in the Northeast and Canada.


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