Music Agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan, Buster Philipps Exit WME, Bound for UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

WME music agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan and Buster Philipps have left the agency and are bound for UTA, sources tell Variety. The news follows the exit of Scott Clayton, who was one of three co-heads of music at WME. It was announced last week that Clayton would co-head the global music division at UTA, alongside Sam Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck.

At WME, Morgan worked with clients Lizzo, Cam and Zac Brown Band, among others. Phillips was an agent in the rock department. Both came over to WME from CAA, along with Clayton, in 2017.

Smith’s territory included east coast colleges and universities, and she also headed WME’s

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