Steven Tyler has signed with WME in all areas, Billboard has exclusively learned. He was previously at CAA, while Paradigm continues to represent Aerosmith for touring.
Tyler's lead vocals have helped make Aerosmith the best-selling American rock band of all time, with more than 150 million records sold worldwide, and qualified him for a spot at the American Idol judges' table for seasons 10 and 11. In addition to creating classic hits including "Dream On," "Walk This Way," "Cryin" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Aerosmith won rock performance Grammys for "Pink," "Crazy," "Livin' on the Edge" and "Janie's Got a Gun." The latter song inspired Tyler to create Janie's Fund last November. The foundation will partner with Youth Villages to fund programs that treat sexually abused children, particularly girls.
After 15 studio albums with Aerosmith, Tyler will release his first solo album later this year. The still-untitled project, from country label Dot Records/Big Machine, will include last year's single "Love is Your Name," written by Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee, as well as January's "Red, White and You," which the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer penned with Nathan Barlowe, Levi Hummon and Jon Vella.