Leading global talent and entertainment company UTA has signed a long-term lease for new Nashville headquarters. The office will be moving into a historic, three-story building at 225 Polk Avenue to accommodate its rapidly growing business. Located near the Tennessee state capitol building, the new office is positioned in the heart of Music City. The Nashville team plans to move in within the first quarter of 2020 following construction.
Since opening in 2012, UTA’s Nashville office has grown to nearly 20 times its original size and has promoted 10 employees in the past two years alone. The group represents touring headliners including Toby Keith, Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan and Clay Walker and has developed the careers of a diverse roster of clients including Blanco Brown, High Valley, Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, King Calaway and Logan Mize.
"Nashville is a powerful creative hub, built on storytelling and compelling live entertainment. We are excited for our new space to serve as a great resource for the creative community and are committed to building our presence in Music City."
The new space, which is located at the original site of the Carnegie Library, features a contemporary aesthetic across three floors and includes an employee café lounge, a wellness room, outdoor terraces, and views of Nashville’s state capitol. The building will also include a state-of-the-art performance space. UTA will incorporate some library memorabilia into the design, including an old book drop on the parking level of the property. Hastings Architecture are the architects on the project.
The move follows significant growth within UTA. Earlier this week, the company unveiled a new brand identity — an abstract, three-dimensional shape that emphasizes UTA’s continued and evolving commitment to uniting ideas, opportunities, and talent. Additionally, in the past year alone, UTA made a significant investment in powerhouse sports agency, Klutch Sports Group; acquired leading influencer firm, Digital Brand Architects; launched Civic Center Media to provide artists with more creative control and greater financial ownership of content; and secured investments from private equity firms PSP Investments and Investcorp.
UTA’s global music group represents a diverse roster of acclaimed artists which include Post Malone, The Jonas Brothers, Guns N’ Roses, YG, Young Thug, Pitbull, Common, The Spice Girls, Bring Me The Horizon, Muse, G-Eazy, Bush, DJ Khaled, Paramore, 21 Savage, Kaskade, Ms. Lauryn Hill, X Ambassadors Craig David, UB40, and Christine and the Queens, among others. The team has also played an integral role in developing up-and-coming artists such as Tierra Whack, DaniLeigh, Dominic Fike, SCARYPOOLPARTY, Tyla Yaweh, Jade Novah, Social House, Polo & Pan, SAINt JHN, The Aces, DesRocs and Marc Rebillet
UTA was represented in the deal by Mitchell Konsker, Ben Bass and Tom Hooper of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Leading global talent and entertainment company UTA represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, speakers, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content. A passionate advocate for artists, creators and innovators, the company also is recognized in the areas of film finance and packaging, branding, licensing and endorsements. UTA is known for its dedicated digital media group helping clients—from A-list talent to Fortune 500 companies—capitalize on a rapidly changing entertainment, media and business landscape. The agency's worldwide presence includes its Los Angeles headquarters and offices in New York, London, Nashville, Miami and Malmö, Sweden. Information about UTA can also be found by following the company on social media on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.