Why Don’t We Signs With AGI

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– Why Don’t We

Why Don’t We has signed to Artist Group International for worldwide representation in all areas. The group is still managed by Randy Phillips and David Loeffler for Signature Entertainment.

“We are truly excited and honored to become part of the Why Don’t We family. They are such a talented group that is still evolving and growing its fanbase and we cannot wait for what’s to come,” Dennis Arfa, founder and chairman of AGI said in a statement. “We are working through the next year of the pandemic to prepare and strategize for the WDW 2022 world tour.”

Why Don’t We was previously represented by Paradigm and UTA.

“I have known Dennis Arfa for more than 30 years from my early career co-managing Rod Stewart to my role in building AEG into a concert/festival/venue powerhouse as the CEO of AEG Live.  He is one of the most insightful and effective talent agents I have ever worked with, so I am thrilled, and relieved, to be on the same side of a negotiation with him,” Phillips said in a statement. “The members of Why Don’t We, my partners in Signature Entertainment, and me, personally, are thrilled to have Dennis, his son Jarred, since the apple does not fall far from the tree, representing us.”

Previously a Pollstar cover subject in 2018, Why Don’t We is made up of five young men — Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron — who all achieved a degree of “internet fame” as individuals. At that time Loeffler told Pollstar they saw the group had excellent synergy from the beginning. 

“We put the group in a house to see if they can live together and mesh. That’s what you can’t predict. That’s where the magic happens,” Loeffler explained. “We could see they had that chemistry immediately.

“We did a campaign where we teased their fanbases and showed little clips of the five of them coming together. Little hints on Twitter and Instagram. Fans saw them getting on planes together, coming to LA together, getting into a house together. When we announced they became a group, the fans went crazy.”

The group released its sophomore album. The Good Times and the Bad Ones, on Jan. 15, and has multiple singles charting around the world. 

AGI announced in December it had signed Jane’s Addiction and Perry Farrell. The agency entered into a joint venture with the London-based K2 Agency and private equity firm The Yucaipa Companies in August.