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Ed Sheeran signs with CAA

The first solo artist to headline Wembley Stadium will be represented by LA-headquartered Creative Artists Agency outside North America

By IQ on 04 Apr 2016

Ed Sheeran, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Ben Watts

With the exception of the United States and Canada, Ed Sheeran has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) worldwide.

Sheeran – fresh off the 179-date x world tour, which ran from 6 August 2014 to 12 December 2015 and saw, among other things, the British singer-songwriter become the first solo artist to play headline shows at Wembley Stadium – will continue to be represented by Paradigm in North America.

Those two shows at Wembley, promoted by Kilimanjaro Live and DHP Concerts, sold 153,153 tickets and netted Sheeran (supported by Rudimental) the seventh-highest box office receipt of 2015: US$12,152,794 (£7,727,737). The x tour’s 2015’s dates also made it the seventh most lucrative concert tour of the year.

Sheeran’s agent, Jon Ollier, joined CAA from Free Trade Agency last March.