John Mayer is now a member of the WME family. The singer-songwriter signed with the new talent agency on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
The move comes shortly after his agent, Scott Clayton, resigned as the co-head of CAA Nashville to co-head WME Nashville and lead WME's rock division.
From CAA To WME
Mayer started working with WME last month when Dead & Company transferred all its business from CAA to WME. The band is also made up of Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir.
However, Wednesday's contract signing officially brings the rest of his business as a solo artist to his new agency. From here on, WME will exclusively represent the 40-year-old in music, movies, television, books, and endorsement worldwide.
Irving Azoff and Steve Moir continue to be his managers.
Mayer is only one of the artists and agents who made the move from CAA to WME in the past few months. In December, Kings of Leon and Train also exited their former agency's Nashville office to sign with WME to represent them worldwide. Matthew Morgan and Buster Phillips, former CAA agents, also joined WME.
Things are going to be quite busy within the talent agency with Mayer officially onboard. Last year, the "Still Feel Like Your Man" singer released his seventh studio album called The Search For Everything in April last year and went on tour across nine countries in the following months.
In addition, Mayer's band Dead & Company went on tour and played in 33 stadiums, amphitheaters, and arenas across the United States last year. He also joined comedian Dave Chappelle in a seven-date tour called "Controlled Danger."
Connecting With Fans
Earlier this year, the singer also announced that he wanted to form a deeper relationship with fans by asking them to write to him. On a post on Instagram, Mayer told his followers to get themselves a typewriter and write. He promised to respond.
"2018: a return to naturalism. Let's correspond. Real paper. Real ink. Real names," he wrote on the social media site. "Here's the plan: get yourself a typewriter (@californiatypewriter and Etsy have some great ones) and send me a one page, properly formatted letter (formal or informal) and I will reply to a few every morning. Include return envelope/postage if you're oversees."
He also provided an address where fans can send their personal letters: P.O. Box 3784, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, United States.
That the world-renowned artist is encouraging his fans to get themselves a typewriter is not random. Mayer is such a fan of typewriters that he even appeared in the documentary about collectors called California Typewriter. Actor Tom Hanks also appeared.
Mayer has won seven Grammys and has been nominated 19 times. He also sold over 20 million albums throughout his music career.