Matthew Morgan will join Jeffrey Hasson as co-head of UTA’s Nashville office, it was announced today. The move follows Morgan’s 13 years with CAA and two years with CMT. Additionally, the agency announced that rock agent Buster Phillips will join its Music City headquarters.
“Matthew and Buster are well-respected agents with collective decades of experience working with artists across multiple genres. They are fierce advocates for their clients, and we are thrilled to welcome them to UTA,” said UTA partner and co-head of global music David Zedeck. “Our Nashville office is rapidly expanding, and that momentum will continue under Matthew and Jeffrey’s leadership.”
Throughout his career, Morgan has worked with a wide variety of influential contemporary and country artists including Grammy Award winners Lizzo and Zac Brown Band. He’s also worked with Anderson East, Cam, GAYLE, Jessie James Decker, JP Saxe, Keane, Kidd G, Michael Franti, Noga Erez, Phillip Phillips, Rival Sons, Robyn Ottolini, Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Revivalists. Morgan is also a member of the CMA, ACM and Recording Academy Nashville Chapter.
“UTA Music has been on the cutting edge of client service and innovative opportunities, and I am thrilled to be joining the UTA family,” Morgan said in a release. With a roster full of world-class artists and bold innovators, the next chapter in Music City will be a special one.”
Phillips has been an agent for the better part of twenty years and has represented artists including Devon Gilfillian, Gov’t Mule, Ida Mae, Iron and Wine, Kathleen Edwards, Low Cut Connie, Nicole Atkins and The War and Treaty. Prior to joining UTA, Phillips created the college and festival divisions at CAA and contributed to the festival business at WME.
“This is an exciting time for music in Nashville and I am thrilled to be joining forces with UTA – a company that truly focuses on culture and entrepreneurship,” said Phillips in a release. “They have done great work for their clients, and I am looking forward to hitting the ground running. The sky’s the limit!”
The hires of Morgan and Phillips come just over a month after UTA brought on Nashville-based music agent and former WME music co-head Scott Clayton as co-head of global music. In June 2021, UTA opened its new Nashville headquarters at the historic downtown site of the former Carnegie Library in the heart of Music City.