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CAA’s Matthew Morgan Follows Scott Clayton to WME Nashville

Another high profile rock agent has left CAA's downtown Nashville office for a job in The Gulch neighborhood at WME's new Music City headquarters.

Another high profile rock agent has left CAA’s downtown Nashville office for a job in The Gulch neighborhood at WME’s new Music City headquarters.

Matthew Morgan is the second CAA agent to join WME this week, following Monday’s (Nov. 20) surprise announcement that former CAA co-head Scott Clayton unexpectedly resigned Friday to accept a job as partner and co-head of WME’s Nashville office, where he will head up the company’s rock roster, a first for the Nashville office.

Matthew Morgan
Matthew Morgan Courtesy of WME Nashville

Other defections are also thought to be in the works. CAA officials confirmed that agent Buster Phillips had also left the company, although WME had not yet confirmed that Phillips had made the crosstown switch. It also remains unclear if any of the artists Clayton and Morgan repped at CAA will make the move to WME. 

Hiring Morgan brings a second seasoned vet to WME’s new Nashville rock team — Morgan has worked with Cam, Gavin DeGraw, Lizzo, Ryan Follese, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Phillip Phillips, Pussy Riot, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Ricky Reed, Rival Sons, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Script and the Zac Brown Band.
 
At CAA, Morgan served as co-head of the festival department and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.