Change of tune for agent Muller

Returns to WMA; Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, others follow

In a major move in the music agency world, Don Muller has moved from CAA to WMA, taking with him such acts as Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Weezer, the Mars Volta and Tenacious D.

Muller will be reunited with his pal Marc Geiger, who heads WMA's contemporary music division and with whom Muller co-founded Lollapalooza in 1992 along with Perry Farrell. Muller left WMA in 1997 to co-found the musical digital company Artist Direct with Geiger. He had been at CAA since 2002.

Muller, who is bringing Scars on Broadway and Maxwell with him, also worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers while at CAA. It was unclear whether that band will be joining him at WMA.

"I'm thrilled to have Don here again, even though I feel like I've been working with him consistently since he arrived here from Iowa 22 years ago," WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight said. "We're excited he's back on our team again, and we even forgive him for the couple of sabbaticals he's taken over the years."

Muller's joining strengthens WMA's already muscular music division. The department is coming off its strongest showing ever at the Grammys last month, with its acts Amy Winehouse and Kanye West leading the pack with five trophies and four, respectively. WMA's Alicia Keys, Prince and Eagles also were among the winners.

Muller began his career at the Triad Agency, which was acquired by WMA in 1992.