Tom Waits Signs With WME, First Music Agent in 20 Years

Tom Waits

For the first time in more than two decades, Tom Waits has signed with an agency. William Morris Endeavor now represents the legendary singer-songwriter, composer and actor in all areas. He is managed theatrically by The Schiff Company. 

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, known for his gruff howl and genre-bending mix of rock with blues, jazz, and vaudeville styles, has been active since the early-1970s and has released 16 studio albums over this time. His catalogue includes  "Ol' 55," "Martha" and "Tom Traubert's Blues." Waits' latest album, "Bad as Me," was released by Anti- in 2011 and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums and No. 1 on the Top Independent Albums. 

Over the years, Waits has contributed to several films as a musician and actor. This has included scores for films such as Francis Ford Coppola's "One from the Heart," which earned Waits an Academy Award nomination, and soundtrack contributions for "I'm Still Here," "Shrek 2", Liberty Heights" and "Dead Man Walking". As an actor, Waits has appeared in a number of films spanning back to the late-1970s including "Rumble Fish" and "The Outsiders" early on and "Seven Psychopaths" and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" more recently. 


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