Various Artists Management Appoints John Dawkins As UK MD

John Dawkins.
– John Dawkins.
Managing Director of Various Artists Management’s UK operation.

Various Artists Management announced that appointment of John Dawkins as UK Managing Director, effective immediately.

Dawkins is based in London and will work closely with Various Artists Management’s group CEO David Bianchi. The promotions comes after serving as a partner at the company for five years, during which Dawkins helped oversee the careers of Charli XCX, The Enemy, Shed Seven and others.
Dawkins personally manages Tom Grennan, whose released the UK number one album Evering Road earlier this year. Grennan was the only male artist aside from Drake to count three Top 10 singles on the official UK charts in 2021. To this date, he has sold more than 50,000 tickets to his live shows in the UK, according to the announcement from Various Artists Management.  
Other artists he’s managing at present include: Rose Gray, Chappaqua Wrestling, Mugun, Frankie Beetlestone, Zuzu and Elli Ingram. 
Dawkins, originally from Coventry, England, started his career in the music industry as a tour manager, relocating to Los Angeles in 2003 and enjoying international live success with  numerous artists including Boy Kill Boy, Bloc Party, Alexisonfire, The NME tour, The Warped Tour, Rise Against, Amen, The Bled, Converge and more.  
In 2007, he was awarded an ambassadorship by his home city of Coventry for services to the city after the success of the platinum-selling number-one album by The Enemy, We’ll Live And Die In These Towns. The Enemy sold over 1.5 million records including four UK top 10 albums. 
John Dawkins said, “I am really excited and energized to be taking on this new role and the responsibilities that come with it at such an exciting time for Various Artists Management. Our aim is to be recognised as a significant player in the global big league of artist management and working alongside our amazing team I will be focused on helping us achieve that.”
David Bianchi, garoup CEO of Various Artists Management, said, “John has been a key figure in our success in recent years what he has achieved with his own roster, especially Tom Grennan who is currently one of the UK’s most successful and important artists, is astounding. We are an ambitious company with a clear vision of what we want to achieve and John is the ideal person to help lead us towards those goals.”