Award-winning music agent Lucy Dickins is joining WME next month as Head of the company’s UK Music division.
The move means that Dickins leaves behind her role at ITB (International Talent Booking) in London, where she has worked for more than 20 years.
The highly-respected British exec brings clients including Adele, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, James Blake and Mabel with her – all of whom WME will now represent globally.
Dickins (pictured) also works with Hot Chip, Bryan Ferry, Rex Orange County, Jamie T and Jack Peñate, among others, all of whom are also expected to join her at WME.
In addition, ITB agents James Simmons and Chris Payne are making the switch with Dickins to join WME, whose music team have been operating in the UK since 2007.
“Lucy is a star player, and the perfect addition to our team,” said WME’s Head of Music Marc Geiger. “There’s no one else who possesses Lucy’s combination of pedigree, taste, and respect in our industry.
“After being in business with her family for so many years, we feel fortunate that she decided to join WME, and we look forward to bringing her perspective to our clients and colleagues.”
“Lucy is a star player, and the perfect addition to our team.”
Marc Geiger, WME
Dickins said: “Growing up in this business, I’ve been lucky to learn from the best, but now is the time for me to take the next step in my career.
“The opportunity to join WME was hugely exciting, and I’m confident that this relationship can grow into something special,”
Dickins is part of a music business dynasty that stretches back to her grandfather Percy Dickins, founder of the NME.
Her father Barry formed ITB in 1978 with a client list made up of some of the biggest artists of all time including Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Her uncle Rob Dickins was head of Warner Brothers and her brother, Jonathan, manages a successful roster, including Adele, at September Management.
Lucy Dickins began her career working for a small independent record label before joining ITB as an assistant. Establishing a reputation for developing artists and emerging talent from grass roots, she is renowned for the close rapport she forms with her artists.
Dickins’ hire culminates a period of growth for WME’s UK office. This year the agency booked more shows at the O2 than any agency, in addition to leading European festival bookings.
As part of the Endeavor network, WME’s music division has connectivity across 170 countries worldwide, and is a part of a group of companies that include IMG, UFC, and Frieze.Music Business Worldwide