DICKINS TO HEAD WME U.K. MUSIC

WME has scored a major coup in the U.K. with the hiring of top British agent Lucy Dickins as Head of its U.K. Music division. She brings her star-studded roster of Adele, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, James Blake, Mabel and more to the firm beginning in June.

In addition, ITB agents James Simmons and Chris Payne are also joining WME. Dickins, daughter of ITB founder Barry and sister of Adele manager and September founder Jonathan, started her career working for a small independent record label before joining ITB as an assistant. She's since worked her way up in the firm, earning a reputation for developing artists and emerging talent, and establishing a close rapport with the talent she works with.

Dickins also works with Hot Chip, Bryan Ferry, Rex Orange County, Jamie T, Jack Peñate, among others, all of whom are expected to join her at WME.

“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.”

Dickins added: “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’ hire culminates a period of growth for WME’s U.K. office, which was established in 2007. This year, the agency booked more shows at The O2 than any agency, in addition to leading European festival bookings.

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