Lucy Dickins has been promoted to Global Head of Contemporary Music and WME Touring.
In her expanded role with the agency, Lucy Dickins will oversee all aspects of the agency’s contemporary music and touring in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney.
Dickins has had a rapid rise at WME since being named head of the UK business in 2019. The following year she was named joint global head of music, and today she has been elevated to a higher position.
When she left ITB in 2019, Dickins took superstar client Adele with her to WME for international representation (Adele was already represented by WME’s Kirk Sommer in the US), as well as big names such as Mumford & Sons , James Blake, Laura Marling, Mabel, Hot Chip and Jamie T. After two shows at BST Hyde Park this summer, Adele will play her rescheduled residency in Vegas from November 2022 to March 2023.
Dickins recently moved to WME’s Beverly Hills office from London. During her time at WME, she hired several new key agents and executives and booked over 30,000 dates in 2022 alone. In April 2022, Dvora Englefield was appointed to the newly created position of Head of Music Artist Strategy .
There was a major blow for WME this summer when they signed rap star Stormzy. Other recent additions to the roster include Saucy Santana, Meek Mill, Ozuna and Natanael Cano.
“Lucy is a dynamic leader who brings strategic vision, energy and passion to every artist and colleague she meets,” said Lloyd Braun, president of WME and president of Endeavor Client Group. “Lucy is the ideal leader to guide WME’s contemporary music business as we continue to expand our offerings and opportunities for our customers.”
“I am grateful to the management of WME for supporting me in this role, and to my partners and team members with whom I have the privilege of working every day in the Music Division,” said Lucy Dickins. “There’s no place like WME, and I’m excited about what we’ll accomplish together on behalf of our customers.”
There’s no place like WME, and I’m excited about what we’ll accomplish together on behalf of our customers.
Kirk Sommer will continue in his role as global co-head of contemporary music and touring, while Becky Gardenhire, Joey Lee and Jay Williams will continue in their roles as co-heads of WME’s Nashville office, managing the touring activities of agency country music.
WME artists who have recently sold out in the UK include Olivia Rodrigo, Alanis Morissette, LCD Soundsystem, Jack White and Greta Van Fleet.
Usher kicked off another run for his successful Las Vegas residency at the MGM Grand, while Daddy Yankee recently kicked off his La Última Vuelta World Tour at arena shows, including a three-night run at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. . Meanwhile, The Killers ended their sold-out UK tour with 400,000 ticket sales, marking their biggest ever UK tour.
WME occupied the BST Hyde Park festival with Adele headliners for two sold-out nights, Duran Duran and Pearl Jam. At the Wireless Festivals in London and Birmingham, Dave, Nicki Minaj and Tyler, The Creator headlined, with WME totaling 27 clients and 38 bookings across the festivals.
Calvin Harris played a sold-out show at Hampden Park Glasgow Stadium, grossing over 47,600 ticket sales.
At Lollapalooza 2022, 32 WME customers performed at the festival, including Kygo, Big Sean, Lil Baby, Jazmine Sullivan, Black Coffee, Wallows, and King Princess.
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