Smith joins Wasserman Music as EVP and managing executive, following an investigation into his "bullying behaviour" at WME
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Casey joins Wasserman as SVP of fairs and festivals, following more than two decades at CAA in Nashville
By IQ on 30 Sep 2021
Wasserman Music has appointed Shannon Casey as SVP of fairs and festivals, to expand the agency’s reach in the business area.
Casey will start at Wasserman on 1 October, based in the agency’s Nashville office.
The veteran agent joins Wasserman after more than two decades at CAA in Nashville, representing some of the most notable live performance talent in the music business.
“I look forward to working with some of the most passionate and respected agents in the business,” says Casey.
“I can’t wait to reconnect with all the fair and festival buyers, with whom it has been my pleasure to work over the years”
“I can’t wait to reconnect with all the fair and festival talent buyers, with whom it has been my pleasure to work over the years, and I’m excited about creating new touring opportunities for a dynamic roster of talented artists.”
Wasserman SVP, Lenore Kinder, added: “The addition of Shannon to Wasserman Music brings irreplaceable experience and expertise in a rapidly evolving economy in fairs and festivals.
“She has cultivated decades of meaningful relationships with her buyers, and I have no doubt they’re just as eager to get back to business with her as we are!”
Today’s news follows the appointment of veteran agent Brent Smith as executive vice-president and managing executive, in July, and five new agents, earlier this month.
The appointments follow Wasserman group’s acquisition of Paradigm’s North American live music business.
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