WME Signs Michael Franti

Michael Franti is the latest signee to WME for exclusive representation. The agency will now represent Franti in all areas including music, film, television, books, and endorsements. Franti continues to be managed by Bernie Cahill and Matt Maher.

Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian and activist filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, and worldwide philanthropic efforts. Franti’s hit singles include “The Sound of Sunshine,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, as well as “Say Hey (I Love You),” “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” and “Life Is Better With You.” His most recent album, Soulrocker, hit No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and No. 17 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. In 2017, he played 110 shows for over 450,000 fans, and over the course of his career has been a perennial favorite at major festivals around the world.

Franti was formerly represented by CAA, and follows several artists and executives who have moved from CAA to WME in recent weeks, including artists My Morning Jacket, Train, and Kings of Leon, as well as execs Scott Clayton, Brandi Brammer, Buster Phillips, and Matthew Morgan.

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