November 17, 2019

Dean Lewis signs with WME for global representation

Dean Lewis signs with WME for global representation

Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis, currently in Los Angeles writing his second album, has shifted booking agencies.

The Australian is quite an international live drawcard. He has signed with WME for worldwide representation, moving from CAA.

WME’s media release noted that Lewis continues to be managed by Jim Sabey and Leonie Conley at Jay Street Management.

According to a front cover Pollstar story, his February-March through North America sold out all the shows. He was playing rooms between 500 to 1,000 capacities.

In Europe, he now plays 2,000-seaters and is most popular in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

“I didn’t realize it would be global, like it’s big in Belgium and it’s doing stuff in France and in Singapore – these places that are unattainable for an Australian artist,” Lewis said in the Pollstar story.

“You grow up hearing that it’s sort of not possible – especially not North America. There’s been like five artists in the last 10 years from Australia that have even had small success here.”

Lewis has generated over 2.5 billion streams.

The latest tally for ‘Be Alright’ is a billion streams with 8 x Platinum in Australia, 2 x Platinum in the US, 4 x Platinum in Switzerland and 3 x Platinum in Canada.

‘Waves’ has hit 430 million overall streams with 6 x platinum in Australia and sold in the US. He’s has generated over 2.5 billion streams across his catalogue.

Current single ‘Used To Love’ with Martin Garrix, released at the end of October, notched up 10 million streams in its first week across all platforms.

Lewis has four nominations at this month’s ARIA Awards including Best Male, Best Pop Release, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.