CAA has lost another artist to a rival. This time it’s singer and songwriter Phillip Phillips, who has signed with WME for exclusive worldwide representation in music, film, television, books and endorsements.
The move comes after Lenny Kravitz left CAA earlier Tuesday (Jan. 23) for UTA and a number of high profile artists have exited following the 2017 departure of Nashville music co-head Scott Clayton, who took John Mayer, Dead & Company, Warren Haynes and others with him.
Phillips rose to fame after winning season 11 of American Idol and his debut single, “Home,” has been certified five-times platinum. Phillips’ first full-length album, The World From the Side of the Moon, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and quickly went platinum. His second album, Behind the Light, was released in 2014 and featured the top-10 hit “Ranging Fire.” Phillips’ third album, Collateral, was released last Friday.
Phillips has toured with Mayer, Goo Goo Dolls and Matt Nathanson and shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen at the Rock in Rio festival. He is currently headlining stages across the country as part of his Collateral Tour.