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Matthew Morgan follows Scott Clayton to WME Nashville

The former CAA festival co-head is the latest Nashville-based agent to make the switch to rival agency WME

By Jon Chapple on 22 Nov 2017

Matthew Morgan, WME

image © Micah Kandros

Update (28 Nov): As expected, Buster Phillips has also joined WME, the agency confirmed today.


Matthew Morgan has become the second CAA Nashville booking agent this week to make the move to rival agency WME.

Morgan, who was previously co-head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA)’s festival department, joins Scott Clayton at WME’s Nashville, Tennessee, office, where he will serve as a music agent.

Morgan (pictured) joined CAA in 2004 and has worked with acts as diverse at Gavin DeGraw, Pussy Riot, the Script, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Zac Brown Band and Rival Sons. It is not yet known which, if any, acts will join him at William Morris Endeavor (WME)..

A third CAA Nashville agent, Buster Phillips, is also understood to have left the company, although WME has not revealed if he is similarly making the switch.


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